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BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration says the Caseyville Rifle and Pistol Club is no danger to people or planes.

But officials in St. Clair County have a different view of the shooting range located near Scott Air Force Base and MidAmerica St. Louis Airport.

The county has been trying to get an injunction to shutter the club and insists the open-air range endangers low-flying planes. County officials have asked a judge to toss out as evidence an FAA letter calling the shooting range safe.

The Belleville News-Democrat reports the county attorney’s calls the FAA letter irrelevant because Scott is under the control of the U.S. Department of Defense and U.S. Air Force.

But Randy Seper owns the gun club, and he says the FAA’s opinion should be considered.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press

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