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Burlington police looking for new gun range

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BURLINGTON, Vt. -

A firing range has announced the Burlington Police Department is not welcome to train at its facilities any longer.

Last week the Burlington City Council voted to ban semi-automatic rifles and large capacity magazines in the city limits.

The chairman of the Lamoille Valley Fish and Game Club explained in a letter that it cannot support the city with such a prejudice against the club, and has voted to suspend the city's use of the range for law enforcement officers.

Burlington Police Chief Michael Schirling says it will affect how and when officers train with their firearms. The weapons ban still needs to go before lawmakers and voters.

Click here to read the letter sent by the Lamoille Valley Fish and Game Club to the Burlington City Council.

Click here for the Burlington Police Department response to Lamoille Valley Fish and Game Club.

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