Farmers Branch Shoots Down Proposed Gun Range Near School

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FARMERS BRANCH -- It was fight night at the Farmers Branch City Council meeting Tuesday. In one corner: The Westwood, a private Pre-K-through-12 Montessori school. In the other: Texas Legends, a company that wanted to turn an old post office into an indoor gun range.

The problem: it's two doors down from the school.

Parents packed the meeting along with others who wore green to show their support.

By the time the vote took place, more than five hours later, it was almost midnight. When the smoke cleared, the council had shot down the gun range plan with a 3-2 vote.

So, what's next for Texas Legends? Spokesman Greg Taggart told NewsFix the company intends to appeal the decision. He thinks the building and location are ideal for the gun range. Taggart also says he wants to prove to Westwood and the community his building would be a good neighbor.

But for now, this school is just glad the duel is over, and they're not aiming for a do-over.

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