Owner Of Proposed Gun Store Applied For Newton License In January

Owner Of Proposed Gun Store Applied For Newton License In January

The city is eying what to do about a controversial gun shop is proposed to open. Here’s a related timeline. Mayor Ruthanne Fuller knew about the proposed gun shop on Washington Street about two months after the proposed shop owner applied for a local license and nearly three weeks before a group of residents petitioned the city to regulate the shop’s opening. (Jenna Fisher/Patch) NEWTON, MA — Mayor Ruthanne Fuller knew about the proposed gun shop on Washington Street about two months after the proposed shop owner applied for a local license and nearly three weeks before a group of residents petitioned the city to regulate the shop’s opening. "During the week of March 29, NPD moved forward the paperwork on the application and I first learned that a gun store was proposed for Washington Street," Fuller said in a statement Thursday night. It had been decades since a gun shop had applied for a firearms sales license in town. She said "internal discussions" focused on what powers and options the city had to approve firearm sales licenses. Residents didn’t catch wind of the proposed shop until April 15. They set to work and petitioned the city to do something to regulate their location, if not ban them. Within 12 hours, hundreds had signed the petition. As of April 30, more than 8,000 people have signed it. On April 16, the day after the petition launched, the mayor and City Council docketed proposed amendments to limit the dealers to […]

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