Where are the comments about how close his house is to a school, or church? What
about traffic, everyone who wants to gripe about any business gripes about the
traffic it creates. And don't get us started on parking, or noise. NIMBY,
which can defeat almost any business proposal, surely could work here. The best
home businesses are the ones no one wants you in anyway. That way, you
don't have to even try to tell anyone about it.
In most jurisdictions zoning spells out what is allowed. Most commerce (yes,
totally legal commerce) is not allowed in single-family areas especially if it
creates traffic or nuisance.A dealer I know here lives out in the
sticks. He had to have a separate room (with great security) for the firearms
transactions and storage.
Wouldn't it be more appropriate out of the trunk of his car.Maybe
late night delivery, for that guy who absolutely needs to have a gun right
now!Shooting range in the garage would be a nice accessory too.
What Constitutional right does anyone have to restrict anyone from using his
property to conduct legal and lawful commerce? Owning a firearm is guaranteed
by the 2nd Amendment. Using your own property for your own purposes is
guaranteed by the 5th Amendment.An American does not have to submit
to governmental approval before doing anything that the people have not
restricted. The people have not restricted our right to keep and bear firearms
nor has they restricted our right to purchase or sell firearms.
Won't his house be a hot spot for burglaries?Imagine the Home Alarm
people are salivating while awaiting the address of the arsenal to be
publicized.Perhaps the neighbors have neglected to think of this aspect of
the home business.
to play by the rulesBecause, life is so tough on the mean streets of
SJ. Right?Compton, East LA, Etc... have nothing on S Jordan?
ROFL!?Is this a good time to point out how ironic your user name is?
Just how many guns are for sale? How many guns would be too many? I don't
see this as a problem but rather a solution.
All of the complaining neighbors are most likely from CA. I hope the city
doesn't get caught up in the politics and grants this man his business
license. All the other neighbors can suck it up or move.
Despite playing by all the rules he is subject to hysterical, hypothetical fears
from a few people who simply do not understand what he is doing, but are sure
that anything related to guns is simply evil and must be stopped. The individual getting the license is squeaky clean and will have to stay that
way, passing background checks before he can get a Federal Firearms License, and
everyone buying a gun will have to pass a background checks before they can have
a gun, so we are not talking about bad guys, but certified good guys and
gals.Opponents visualize and fear some sort of illegal deals with
shady characters.Like the illegal drug and gun sales that happen all over
the country- WITHOUT anyone bothering to get any sort of licenses or permits.
There is probably already more illegal activity taking place at their
neighborhood school than will EVER take place at this man's home.If he did not ask for the zoning exception, opponents would probably never
even notice any difference in what takes place in the neighborhood. Maybe one
or two UPS deliveries or a handful of visitors to his house a week.Approve it!
I disagree. Most neighbors are not against it. As long as it is legal and he
has all the permits then he should be allowed to do the same thing that the
other homeowners in Woods Cross have been able to do. If problems turn up, then
it is easy for the "powers that be" to come in and close him down.
Every home should sell guns. Until that day, then only criminals will sell them
from home. Or something like that. Problem solved.
I hope that the neighbor across the street realizes that the right to bear arms,
by law abiding citizens, is a right guaranteed by the Bill of Rights. Buying
vitamins is not. Both Guns and Vitamins are bought and sold at your local
I live in S. Jordan. Please feel free to sell firearms right next door to me.
I would have no objection and might even purchase 2 or 3.
Thanks for the free advertising Des News!
@TruthseekerDrive down values in the neighborhood? How so? Oh I
forgot his home will be the one with the flashing neon pistol sign on the roof
(except at Christmas time when he swaps Santa in for the Sig Sauer).In truth you wouldn't be able to distinguish this man's home from
any others in the neighborhood. It's easier to spot the house operating the
day care center or the hair salon in the neighborhood than it is to find this
I don't see that the city has any reason not to grant him a business
license as long as he can show that the store area meets the requirements of
security for other gun shop stores must have.We put up with daycare
homes, dog breeders, farm animals, and wild pets so having a home where guns are
sold by appointment and no advertised location should not be any riskier that
toddlers running into the streets in high density housing projects.Don't see the neighbors concerns so far. The state is full of home Hobby
business more dangerous than selling guns and we don't hear the news media
out for blood on those people.Besides, a neighborhood arsenal would
be handy when government brings their war to our homes and neighborhoods where
bullets and bombs will be flying.
Welcome to UT!What a way to drive down home values in the