Shooting range proposed near Denver airport

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Aviation officials are concerned about a proposal to build a public shooting range near Denver International Airport.

Backers say the facility is needed because of a lack of shooting venues in the Denver area.

But The Denver Post says the FAA is concerned that stray bullets could hit approaching airplanes or that people could intentionally fire at aircraft.

Adams County plans to prepare an airspace analysis report requested by the FAA.

DIA says the range would be located about 2 miles from the site of a future runway called for under the airport’s master plan. County commissioner Larry Pace says it could be 30 years before it’s built.

Commissioners will hold a public hearing on the proposal on Monday.