Warner Gun Range Shot Down
WARNER — A proposed public gun range has been denied a variance by the Zoning Board of Adjustment, ending its production.
Dragonfly Ranges lost its bid to build the gun range and retail store in a 3-2 vote Wednesday.
The variance would have allowed the range to be built in a light industrial zoned region. This essentially brings Eric Miller's months-long, highly contested effort to an end.
The Warner planning board previously approved the proposed indoor gun range June 19.
Miller began clearing the property purchased for the range in July.
Production of the company faced challenges when nearby neighbors voiced their dislike of having a gun range as a neighbor.
Norm Carlson, the owner and president of MadgeTech, hired a lawyer to combat the Dragonfly project.
As far as the future of the property, Miller plans to explore a private club for shooting because private clubs are allowed in the town's zoning ordinances.
Miller told NH1 on Friday that he also plans to "take some time and reevaluate" and take a "non-emotional assessment" of what is left of the project.