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Gun club where stray bullet hit pregnant woman may re-open

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Gun club where stray bullet hit pregnant woman may re-open

CREATED Sep. 23, 2013

HARTLAND - A local gun club was closed after a stray bullet hit a pregnant woman.


The woman who was shot did go on to deliver a healthy baby boy, but some people are concerned that this may happen again if the Hartland Sportsmen’s Club in Delafield reopens.

Raluca Buznea was 17 weeks pregnant when she was shot. She was at the Delafield Brewhaus when a stray bullet went through the woods and over a hill. She was struck just above her left hip.

"We just thought it was an outrage that someone could be having dinner or drinks with co-workers and be shot from a gun range that was about 6 football fields away," expresses her attorney, Jason Abraham.

Buznea has not been back to the restaurant. Her lawyer says she doesn't plan on attending Wednesday’s meeting to oppose the plan to reopen the club.

“Her intention was never to worry if the club would be open or closed,” says Abraham. “Her main focus was just to make sure this never happened again."

And new safety measures have been put in place.

"There will be no unsupervised shooting going on,” notes Jeremy Levinson. He’s the Sportsmen’s Club’s attorney. “There will be someone who has the direct responsibility to make sure those ranges are used properly."

But for people in Delafield, it's a split decision.  Some think it should reopen, while others don't.

"I don't have any problems with them opening up again,” shares Delafield resident Todd Wenzel. “That’s provided they put in provisions to make sure something like that doesn't happen again, because I also frequent the Brewhaus."

"I’d rather have a gun club where people - in a safe condition, can use them, instead of trying to use them later in an unsafe condition," says Todd Radke of Nashotah.

Delafield’s mayor wouldn’t comment on Wednesday’s meeting, but he expects it’ll be a packed house.