The judge's decision to award reimbursement of legal fees in the Chicago case comes just days before the Niles, Illinois Village Council will rule on whether to approve a proposal to establish and operate a gun shop
and target range in the village's industrial area.
We must make a commitment to support our local gun shops
and follow through on that commitment by giving them our business.
The council agreed in December to halt some of the increases and analyze the fees after protests from some of the businesses, such as the gun shops
that saw their annual permit fees increase from $300 to $3,000.
Incredibly," he said in a news conference, "while those 18to-20-year-olds cannot legally buy a beer, cannot purchase a bottle of wine, they can walk into any gun shop
, pawn shop or gun show in America and buy a handgun.
Other Cook County gun shops
were cited in the report as being peddlers of crime-linked firearms including, Suburban Sporting Goods, in Melrose Park.
However, council members did not extend the relief to gun shops
, which still will owe $2,000 by Dec.
Accessories such as holsters make up a good bit of the profit margin of retail gun shops
, and generally offer a better markup than firearms.
The unit is working hand in hand with the LAPD gun unit, inspecting 34 gun shops
in Los Angeles, more than half of which are in the Valley.
The owners and managers of gun shops
are the ones who go to SHOT Show and take the seminars conducted by ATF on the subtle, arcane fine points of what is and is not legal.
NORTH HOLLYWOOD - State Department of Justice agents raided two of the state's biggest gun shops
Tuesday, alleging the shops defrauded gun buyers out of thousands of dollars over the last two years.
I can understand the reasoning, but within a week I was in an adjacent state talking with a friend about favorite gun shops
, and the name of this establishment came up.
We should close down gun shops
and allow only the police to have guns,'' said Sophia Amezquita, 13, who also suggested conducting a house-by-house search to confiscate illegal weapons.