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Judith July 23, 2014 at 11:06 AM
Niles already has an off-track betting facility at Golf Mill less than a mile from some schools and Read Morethat was being protested, too, on the same grounds that this gun range is being protested. When I worked nights, very often when I was coming home in the morning I would see people sleeping in their cars or milling around outside waiting for the facility to open. But they stayed there, they weren't wandering around the neighborhood as far as I could see and there has been no problem at the schools or at the mall. I'm pretty sure that the people who will be using the gun range won't be wandering around the neighborhood and hanging around the schools, either.
Running55 July 23, 2014 at 01:36 PM
Judith - While I wouldn't be happy about a gun range opening up near my children's school I don'tRead Morebe lieve this is a safety issue. Now if it's like the old Badger Guns in Milwaukee (West Milwaukee) where a TON of legal guns were purchased and used in crimes I would be concerned. I would still have protested this like a tobacco store or payday loan shop. It's just an undesirable business that can have a negative impact on housing prices if it's not well run.
rob July 23, 2014 at 03:13 PM
It's those who oppose fundamental 2A rights that have spread the idea that gun stores areRead More"unde sirable". I feel that they are no different from a hardware store or something similar. Don't forget it wasn't all that long ago that you were able to purchase firearms at stores such as Sears and even Chicago's downtown Marshal Field store and you can still do so at Walmart. To me guns are just a tool for self defense and sport. If you don't feel the need to own this tool then don't frequent the store that sells it, but don't infringe on my ability to do so. I'd rather have a gun store next to my home than a bar. Not that I really hate bars, I'd likely have much less trouble with the former than the latter.
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