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BB-gun shooting range STOLEN (SD)

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An inflatable :blink: BB-gun shooting range used by the Black Hills Area Council of Boy Scouts to teach gun safety became the apparent target of thieves late Tuesday night or early Wednesday while it was  parked next to the Council’s offices on North Street.

A lock on the trailer was broken and a large bag containing the shooting range and a tote containing other accessories, along with supplies of BBs and paper targets, were missing. Two BB rifles also were missing and three other BB rifles were found lying in the grass near the trailer, said Ron Weider, senior district executive for the Black Hills Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America, said.

Weider said the Council purchased the $1,600 shooting range, made for the Boy Scouts by BB gun manufacturer Daisy, through a donation by American Legion Post 71 in Hot Springs.

More info including photo of range at source:

https://rapidcityjournal.com/news/local/boy-scout-bb-gun-shooting-range-stolen-official-says/article_58ba5232-8dd4-5c77-afbf-6d07c1af3c39.html

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May 15, 2019 Update:

An inflatable BB-gun shooting range reported stolen three weeks ago from the Rapid City headquarters of the Black Hills Area Council  has been recovered, about five blocks from where it was taken.

According to a Rapid City police report, officers were called to the 1100 block of Halley Avenue about 8 a.m. Tuesday after a resident had reported a large item “that seemed out of place in the alleyway behind their residence.”

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Weider said the American Legion has donated money to help pay for a new range, which resembles a inflatable bounce house or jumping castle and provides safe shooting lanes for two shooters and instructors using low-velocity BB-weaponry.

Weider had ordered a replacement range from BB-gun manufacturer Daisy. However, the replacement range wouldn’t have arrived until late July, he said.

“I’m glad we got it back,” Weider said. “Hopefully, it’s still usable.”

More at source:

https://rapidcityjournal.com/news/local/missing-boy-scout-bb-gun-range-recovered/article_c9680b00-4d60-5883-b8f0-f86c641870ce.html

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