Thursday, October 29, 2015

Wisconsin Gun Club Goes to Court to Re-Open

A pivotal hearing in the decadelong saga of the city of Delafield vs. the Hartland Sportsman's Club is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Thursday in Waukesha County Circuit Court.

Lawyers for the gun club are expected to ask Circuit Court Judge Maria Lazar to overturn a 2013 decision by the city to deny a conditional-use permit for the gun club. They are also seeking to have the city reinstate the permit that it revoked in 2010.

The city's decision to revoke the permit came after a pregnant woman was grazed by a stray bullet that escaped from one of the club's firing ranges.

The accident occurred the day after city officials had decided to begin an investigation into possible safety violations at the gun club.

Three years later, the club applied for a new permit that was denied by the city.

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