Chickamauga Planning Commission rejects shooting range close to day care

photo Paul Chapman is confronted Thursday night by a parent opposed to Chapman's plan to open an outdoor gun range across LaFayette Road from the Academy for Little People child care center.

CHICKAMAUGA, Ga. -- Tiffany Smolik cited her experience as a sniper in the U.S. Air Force to make a case against opening an outdoor gun range across from a day care center where her child is enrolled.

"Someone in my basic training got shot ... because someone was irresponsible," she said Thursday night in front of about 60 people at the Chickamauga Civic Center.

The audience was overwhelmingly against a proposal by Paul Chapman to build an outdoor shooting range behind a metal-sided building at 1568 LaFayette Road, across the road from the Academy for Little People Daycare.

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