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Shingle Springs Band gun range draws questions from neighbors

The seal of the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians in California. Image from Facebook

The Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians in California is proposing to open a gun range on its reservation.

The tribe hopes to open the facility on two acres of trust property sometime this summer. Neighbors are raising noise, environmental and safety concerns so the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors said it will determine whether it has authority over the gun range, FOX40 reported.

The tribe's firearms ordinance authorizes a shooting range, according to a resolution passed in April 2014.

In related news, Nicholas H. Fonseca was re-elected to another three-year term as chairman of the tribe. He's served in the position for 15 years, Indian Country Today reported.

Get the Story:
Local Tribe Proposes Open Gun Range (FOX40 2/24)
Fonseca Re-Elected Chairman for Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians (Indian Country Today 2/25)

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