GREENBURGH, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Westchester homeowners are taking sides over what to do about a controversial gun range.
The battle moved from the neighborhood to Greenburgh Town Hall on Tuesday.
Gun enthusiasts packed the meeting in defense of their besieged suburban shooting range. Nearby residents have said they want the open-air facility, which is built in an old rock quarry, closed, CBS 2’s Lou Young reported.
“We are not talking about golf balls; we are talking about bullets and bullets can kill,” neighbor Pam Epstein said.
The Westchester Police Revolver and Rifle League is a private non-profit dating back to the 1940s and is not affiliated with a police agency. The small range is nestled at the base of a sheer rock wall that is about 30 feet high. After 73 years of operation, the outdoor range on Ardsley Road is being threatened with restrictions, like a quarter-mile buffer zone that operators say would put them out of business, by residents of nearby Ardsley Chase, a new subdivision where home prices start at $1.2 million.