Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Unanswered Questions about Mccandless Gun Range

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Unanswered Questions about Mccandless Gun Range

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The article on McCandless Crossing's new gun range raised unanswered questions ("Indoor Gun Range Slated to Open Early Next Year," Nov. 10). Were those who opened restaurants, a bookstore with children's nook, Trader Joe's, etc., told that a gun range would be their neighbor when they signed leases? Pennsylvania is an open-carry state, but I've never seen people walking around the North Hills with guns. I imagine that will be a common sight now at McCandless Crossing. People coming to "shoot" will also want to "Shop. Play. Dine. Stay" (four activities McCandless Crossing advertises). Are the merchants OK with that? None were interviewed in the article.

Curiously, the range will be near a grade school, college, hospital, churches and chapels. Was this considered? The town manager says an indoor gun range is a "permitted use" there and that "municipalities are prohibited from regulating gun ranges. …

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