Dial disputed claims that the proposed business will be close to homes.
"There is a strip of land owned by the town that separates the gun shop, shooting range and shopping plaza from the subdivision," Dial said.
Dial said the council "did a great deal of research" on the subject and takes the concerns of its residents seriously.
"We’re concerned first and foremost for the law, and so it was the private property rights of this property owner and business owner to locate there," Dial said. "So we have to recognize private property rights first."
Concerned Citizens of Tyrone formed in March, shortly after the Town Council agreed to allow the gun shop and range.
Tyrone resident Eric Woods said he regularly attends council meetings and doesn't recall the gun shop proposal coming up before last month's vote.
"We’re not opposed to the shooting range per se," said Woods, a resident of the nearby Rivercrest subdivision and a member of Concerned Citizens of Tyrone. "We are opposed to the location of the range and gun shop."
Woods also said he's concerned because the council did not follow proper procedures regarding advertisement of the proposed business.