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  1. #121
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    Default Re: New Public Range in Danger of Close?

    I just saw this on FB. Looks like the developer has some nice gun maker connections to get this rifle donated for the NRA's NY Chapter.

    https://www.facebook.com/NYSRPA

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    Default Re: New Public Range in Danger of Close?

    Whatever happened to this new range? Any developments?

    EDIT: Ah... zoning regs were updated, and appears they make it very strict on regs for any new shooting ranges.

    http://theabingtonjournal.com/news/1...hooting-ranges
    Last edited by CL3; January 17th, 2016 at 02:31 PM.

  3. #123
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    Default Re: New Public Range in Danger of Close?

    Really sucks. I do see issues in that zoning that you could drive a truck through, however. The have essentially zones a type of business out by creating requirements that can't be met within the confines of the borough.
    "...a REPUBLIC, if you can keep it."

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    Default Re: New Public Range in Danger of Close?

    Quote Originally Posted by wa3ra View Post
    Really sucks. I do see issues in that zoning that you could drive a truck through, however. The have essentially zones a type of business out by creating requirements that can't be met within the confines of the borough.
    Usually it's near impossible to get zoning regs updated (in lieu of variances and ordinances given to developers / property owners). Someone REALLY didn't want this range there.

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    Default Re: New Public Range in Danger of Close?

    Quote Originally Posted by CL3 View Post
    Usually it's near impossible to get zoning regs updated (in lieu of variances and ordinances given to developers / property owners). Someone REALLY didn't want this range there.
    Hi, Guys!

    It's been a while but I actually ran into the range person in the Viewmont Mall. He told me they hired a big law firm (same one that Uncle Louie used for the landfill dispute) and they are about to file a challenge and lawsuit against Ransom Township. Seems there's also a recent Federal Court case that addresses the exact issues and the range won the case. He did'nt say when they would file their action, but he was certain he had the people lined up to overturn the range ordinances.

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    Default Re: New Public Range in Danger of Close?

    That would be good. Pompous dweebs "protecting" their own little fiefdom.
    "...a REPUBLIC, if you can keep it."

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    Default Re: New Public Range in Danger of Close?

    Scranton zoners approve indoor gun range


    JIM LOCKWOOD, STAFF WRITER / Published: December 29, 2016

    The Scranton Zoning Board on Wednesday approved a variance for an indoor gun range off Keyser Avenue.
    Applicant TTJ Harris Real Estate requested the variance for an indoor firearms range at 701 Hudson Ave. The building is in a commercial/neighborhood zone, which requires a variance for an indoor range.
    Thomas Harris is buying the 701 Hudson Ave. building for his Roll Call LLC business that sells equipment and accessories to police, fire, emergency medical services, security personnel and sportsmen. Mr. Harris is moving the business from Duryea to Scranton.
    No one from the public commented during the zoning hearing, which lasted about 15 minutes.
    After discussing safety and noise issues, the zoning board voted 4-0 ó with Chairman Shawn Walsh, Alan OíNeill, Bob Gattens and Bob Palmitessa all in favor ó to approve the variance. Board member Carri Newcomb was absent.
    In October, Scranton approved providing a $250,000 economic development loan to Roll Call, to assist the firmís relocation into the city. The city loan would convert to a grant if the firm meets a condition of creating eight full-time jobs within a certain time frame.
    After the zoning meeting, Mr. Harris said renovations may start as soon as next week and he hopes to open the new location around April. The business will offer a public training range for civilians and police, he said.
    ďItíll be for the benefit of the citizens of Scranton, as well as the surrounding areas,Ē Mr. Harris said.
    ďItís going to be a big draw. Itís something thatís needed.Ē

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