Posted December 1, 2017 11:00 am by Comments

By Tom Knighton

In Allen City, Texas, a new gun range almost didn’t happen. Residents who lived near the range opposed it. The planning commission voted to recommend denying approval for the project. That meant the city council would need a supermajority vote in favor of the range to be able to open.

Things just didn’t look good, but then…

The possibility of a gun range located right in Allen was uncertain heading into Tuesday night’s meeting of the Allen City Council.

Many residents, most of whose homes are in nearby Ansley Meadows, had voiced their opposition to building the Texas Legends Gun Range in close proximity to their neighborhood. The Planning and Zoning Commission, after tabling the item at their previous meeting, recommended denying approval of the project at their Nov. 7 meeting with a 4-3 vote, which, according to city ordinance, requires a supermajority (six votes in favor) vote from the council for the project’s approval.

But after two-and-a-half hours of discussion Tuesday night, the council gave the required supermajority vote by voting 6-1 in favor of the gun range, effectively approving its construction.

The two key issues cited from the opposition during the public hearing on Tuesday were noise and safety.

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Source:: Bearing Arms

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