2010 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Mon, 1 Nov 2010 11:10:27 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] MUNITIONS: Miramar Marine Corps Air Station (CA) shotgun range
Closure of shooting range provokes an unusual clash
For decades, shotgun enthusiasts visited the 29-acre range at the Miramar military base. Its closure because of concern about lead contamination sparks disagreement between the Marines Corps and possibly its biggest booster in Congress.

By Tony Perry
Los Angeles Times
November 1, 2010

For five decades, shotgun enthusiasts were able to visit the Miramar military base for target practice and skeet shooting.

In 2008, 95,000 rounds were fired by members and guests of the San Diego Shotgun Sports Assn., which ran a 29-acre range on the base.

Now the military has closed the facility out of concern for the toxic contamination caused by years of lead shotgun pellets landing in a 13-acre "overshot" area next to the range.


For the entire article, see


Lenny Siegel
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