One of the oldest shooting ranges in the nation (not pictured, stock photo) was forced to close its doors this week following a dispute with a community in Westchester County, NY.
According to CBS New York,
After more than 70 years in operation, a Westchester County shooting range is being forced to shutter its doors.
Neighbors of the open-air gun range in Greenburgh wanted the site shut down due to noise and safety issues.
And on Wednesday, those opposed to the range got their wish. Con Edison, which owns the land on Ardsley Road, said it is terminating the lease with the shooting range, CBS 2 reported.
An attorney for the Westchester Police Revolver and Rifle League said the decision was politically motivated.
“The range has a 73-year record of safety. If this truly was a public safety issue, it’s one we could have easily resolved. Con Ed has made purely a political decision,” the attorney said.