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Neighbors in Berlin handing out flyers protesting proposed gun range

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© A Berlin resident and her son hand out flyers. They were going door-to-door to tell neighbors to show up for Thursday's meeting on the gun range proposal. © A Berlin resident and her son hand out flyers. They were going door-to-door to tell neighbors to show up for Thursday's meeting on the gun range proposal.
BERLIN, CT (WFSB) -

Some people living in Berlin near a proposed indoor gun range are trying to rally neighbors together to help vote it down.

According to the town of Berlin's website, the proposal is to add an indoor gun range to the west side of the Berlin Turnpike in connection with an existing gun shop, BMG Guns & Ammo.

The gun shop currently doesn't have gun range for people to practice, which is why they want to add one.

On Thursday, neighbors handed out flyers hoping that town officials would vote down the proposal.

Leesa Beaumount said for her and many of her neighbors it's practically in their back yards and too close for comfort.

"It doesn't belong in a residential neighborhood," she said. "It just doesn't."

Many are worried a gun could go off in the parking lot, and are concerned about the safety of the neighborhood kids.

"I'm just hoping everyone joins together, and if people feel passionate about this to just come to that meeting," Beaumount said.

The Berlin Planning and Zoning Commission will meet at 7 p.m. inside the council chambers at Town Hall on Jan. 10. The meeting is open to the public.

The residents also collected dozens of signatures through an online petition. Click the following link to participate in the petition.

The residents also collected dozens of signatures through an online petition. Click the following link to participate in the petition. 

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