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Tactical facility doesn't belong in New Kent

I write in response to the article in the June 23 Virginia Gazette titled “Residents organize opposition to proposed shooting range.” I was dismayed to read the presentation of facts on the Curtis Security Consulting Inc. CUP-02-18 proposal, now before the New Kent County Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors, to build a counter-terrorism/tactical training facility in the heart of Barhamsville.

Very few details were included, and so I will outline some here.

This is more than a shooting range. It is a massive building project. It will be privately owned and managed, not government owned and not open to the public. Contracts are not limited to U.S....