Marine Corps veteran’s proposed gun shop riles Arlington, Virginia

by Kelly Riddell - The Washington Times  |  published on May 26, 2015

Residents of Arlington, Virginia — which in 2012 overwhelmingly voted for President Obama and sits directly across the Potomac River from the nation’s capital — are trying to bully Marine Corps veteran James Gates, 28, from opening a gun shop in their neighborhood.

Last week, a petition was formed by local resident Susan Newton protesting the shop’s opening and demanding property owner Kostas Kapasouris renege on his lease to the young veteran. The shop’s grand opening is planned for August.

“We, the citizens of Arlington County, oppose a gun shop at this location,” the petition at reads, citing the proposed venue is within two blocks of a city school and close to others. “It is unconscionable, in an era where our children are forced to practice ‘lock down’ drills designed to train them how to protect themselves from armed intruders, to locate a gun shop anywhere in the vicinity of schools.

  • Smitch

    Democraps are lower than whale s_it!!! Take the Country back!

  • I Seigel

    The woman is passing around a petition. That’s all she’s doing. If the neighborhood agrees that it doesn’t want a gun shop in the area, then do they have that right? What’s the difference if it was a massage parlor, a “gentlemen’s club” or a medical marijuana dispensary? Or a soup kitchen or homeless shelter? Or a mosque? Does the community have a say so in what businesses are allowed? They’re allowed to protest having a sex offender in the neighborhood. Why not this?

  • Tex Irvin

    a true dumbocRAT moron

  • Dean

    and to think Virginia used to believe in freedom from big brother telling people how to act.

  • John VanderKelen

    Follow that line of reasoning and any mosques in this country should be located within active volcanoes.

    • plum82

      every mosk in the USA should be blown to allah…….

  • niko

    That filthy white un – American socialist ,pig ,female needs a good smaking around.

  • raffaelecafagna

    The day that she will get attacked by an Illegal Criminal …………..maybe she will wake up and feel sorry for her stupid mentality.

    • ARJAY

      Oh, I doubt that. She’ll still be waiting for 911 to ANSWER her call for RESCUE! But the cops will HAVE GUNS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


      Will she be AFRAID of them?

      Save me from the men with those HORRIBLE GUNS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Can they leave their HORRIBLE GUNS at the police station?!?!?!?!

      Whimper, whimper, sob, sob!!

  • Graywolf12

    Lets keep that dangerous gun shop out and rent to something safe and useful like an abortion clinic. sarcasm

    • nonstopca

      Or maybe a POT shop…..

  • Gerry Costa

    Another diluted demoRAT female who likes to demand and push her ideals off on everyone else. My guess is that she is not worth 2 cents to anyone but herself and of course maybe the traitorous demoRATS.

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