Letter: Gun shop, gun range under seige
Classic Armorer in Weare has been under siege by a neighbor, Alan Provost, who wants to shut down the gun shop. The Weare Zoning Board granted him an appeal hearing March 5. I am shocked at what was allowed to be heard at this hearing.
This was supposed to be a hearing on the zoning for Classic Armorer; this should not have been heard since the statute of limitations on this was 30 days after we opened, 4½ years ago.
The appeal turned into “bash the Stevenses’ ability to enjoy our Second Amendment rights.” There is no noise ordinance in Weare. These people need to be reminded that we are fully within our rights to use our shooting range. We are able to shoot from half an hour before sunrise to half an hour after sunset. We have been very respectful and never shoot early in the morning or in the evening.
Our range and our shop have never had any incidents and are insured separately from our home. By giving this dispute an audience, the town has detrimentally influenced the board and public opinion regarding our business.
If you do not want your neighbor to take away your business, support ours. Write a letter to the Weare Zoning Board, 15 Flanders Memorial Roard, Weare 03281.
(The writer is co-owner of Classic Armorer.)