State Sen. Susan Moran on proposed gun range plan: “Start over and do it right”

State Sen. Susan Moran on proposed gun range plan: "Start over and do it right"

FALMOUTH — State Sen. Susan Moran, D-Falmouth, Thursday voiced quick support for the Barnstable County Board of Regional Commissioners’ vehement opposition to a controversial machine gun range on Cape Cod. Calling it “unacceptable and irresponsible to push this plan,” Moran reacted after the executive-branch county body sent two letters to state regulators this week opposing construction of the range on a portion of Joint Base Cape Cod that is designated as a drinking water supply reserve for Upper Cape towns. Moran, who represents Bourne, Falmouth and Sandwich , stated: “The machine gun range proposal consists of outdated information and data. It is unacceptable and irresponsible to push this plan that has questionable long-term effects on the environment and the health of residents. There must be more transparency and a thorough analysis and review.” “The residents deserve answers and a seat at the table to consider proposals that may cause them harm,” she added. “Start over and do it right.” Rep. Steven Xiarhos, who represents Barnstable, Bourne and Sandwich, Thursday advocated for a solution that would both allow soldiers to train and satisfy “local concerns” about the environment. “As residents and stewards of Cape Cod, it is essential that we protect our drinking water and the environment,” Xiarhos wrote in a response emailed to the Times. “It is equally important, now more than ever, that the brave men and women of our military receive ongoing and realistic training to defend themselves and our great nation.” Previous coverage: What to know […]

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