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BZA approves special exception for gun sales

No one spoke against a special exception request to establish a home occupation for gun sales and related services during a public hearing July 23 in the colonial courthouse. By a 6-0 vote, with member C.W. Davis absent, the Gloucester County Board of Zoning Appeals approved the application.

David W. Harper II, applicant, and Kimberly A. (Conner) Harper, property owner, sought a special exception under Article 14 of the Gloucester Zoning Ordinance. The property, located at 5395 Gum Fork Road, lies in the Abingdon Magisterial District and is zoned Suburban Countryside (SC-1).

The applicant sought the special exception for gunsmithing, sale of hunting and outdoor supplies and accessories, as well as gun sales, a notice said.


In the application, Harper said that all weapons will be stored in a gun safe, including some of his personal weapons. The work area will include about 100 square feet of his home or attached garage.

Planner Tripp Little said that the BZA granted ...

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