Consistent themes developed at the City of Clovis Planning Commission meeting on Monday. Gun ownership is supported, constant fire is not.
The meeting was supposed to start at 6:00 p.m. Supporters and opponents of "The Firing Line" shooting range began arriving around 4:30 p.m.
The planning commission found "The Firing Line" was in violation of noise regulations, but they're not severe enough to force a revocation of their permit. They were granted time to make improvements, both with the facility and with their relationship with the surrounding community.
The shooting range backs up against a cement wall, with many upset neighbors on the other side. A steady stream of public comments made it clear; living around Dayton Av. is not pleasant.
Supporters of "The Firing Line" say they've done everything they can to mitigate neighbors' concerns. They say they're operating legally, in an area that's not densely populated.
The Planning Commission's vote will only serve as a guide for the Clovis City Council. They will make a final determination next month.