Nauck Residents Rally Against Possible Gun Shop
Nauck residents have started circulating a petition to the Arlington County Board protesting a potential gun store in their neighborhood.
The Nauck Civic Association sent out an email this week saying it heard from “reliable sources” that a gun shop was in lease negotiations with the owners of the Shirlington Heights Condominiums (2249 S. Shirlington Road).
“We, the members of the Nauck Civic Association Executive Committee are very concerned about locating this business in our community,” the email states. “Although, we are attempting to solicit businesses to locate within our community, we are not convinced that this type of business fits the description of what the residents seek.”
I would be curious on the legality of this.
As a gun store is directly engaged in "the purchase [and] transfer" of "firearms, [and] ammunition", it would seem that 15.2-915 would cover this completely. I would assume this would preclude even zoning regulations specifically addressing gun stores. What possible legal avenue do they have to prevent a gun store from opening in an otherwise legal location?