Neighbors upset over gun range near homes in Waller County

Waller County doesn't have any rules to prohibit the gun range from being built near their properties
March 10, 2014 4:29:27 PM PDT
How would you like a gun range built next to your home?

It's happening in a rural area of Waller County, and many neighbors have safety concerns. They point out that there are several homes nearby, and school buses drop off children on the same street.

Neighbor Connie Jackson said, "My biggest fear is that if I didn't make this call now, I guess my next call would be somebody's being killed."

But county officials say there are currently no restrictions on firearms in the unincorporated county.

"I'm very sympathetic to these property owners, but Texas is a strong property rights state," said Assistant Criminal District Attorney Charlotte Kim. "In unincorporated areas of the county, Waller County has no ordinance regulating firearms.

Since this rural area has no homeowners' association with its own rules, these neighbors may be out of luck.

Eyewitness News has spoken to management of Posey Rosa LLC, which is building the range. Its website says the new development is for "new shooters and those training for specific weapon systems" but a manager there declined to comment.

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