Woods Cross neighbors concerned about firearms sales from a home

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  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    July 9, 2013 6:34 p.m.

    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.

  • Semi-Strong Louisville, KY
    July 9, 2013 3:34 p.m.

    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.

  • Happy Valley Heretic Orem, UT
    July 9, 2013 3:32 p.m.

    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.

  • J Thompson SPRINGVILLE, UT
    July 9, 2013 3:07 p.m.

    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.

  • no fit in SG St.George, Utah
    July 9, 2013 1:23 p.m.

    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.

  • Mister J Salt Lake City, UT
    July 9, 2013 11:56 a.m.

    to play by the rules

    Because, 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?

  • BYUalum South Jordan, UT
    July 9, 2013 11:13 a.m.

    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.

  • joe9 MAPLETON, UT
    July 9, 2013 10:52 a.m.

    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.

  • DN Subscriber 2 SLC, UT
    July 9, 2013 10:46 a.m.

    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!

  • Granny Barton Woods Cross, Utah
    July 9, 2013 10:30 a.m.

    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.

  • Ernest T. Bass Bountiful, UT
    July 9, 2013 9:30 a.m.

    Every home should sell guns. Until that day, then only criminals will sell them from home. Or something like that.
    Problem solved.

  • BenMcall Taylorsville, UT
    July 9, 2013 9:07 a.m.

    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 Walmart.

  • play by the rules SOUTH JORDAN, UT
    July 9, 2013 8:49 a.m.

    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.

  • Ragnar Danneskjold Bountiful, UT
    July 9, 2013 8:11 a.m.

    Thanks for the free advertising Des News!

  • Ironmomo Ogden, Utah
    July 9, 2013 6:31 a.m.


    Drive 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 guys house.

  • My2Cents Taylorsville, UT
    July 9, 2013 3:57 a.m.

    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.

  • Truthseeker SLO, CA
    July 8, 2013 8:23 p.m.

    Welcome to UT!

    What a way to drive down home values in the neighborhood.