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Gun Laws: One Town Loosens the Noose
Gun control sometimes seems like a never-ending tornado. Second amendment enthusiasts have been trying to protect their rights for decades, and yet with each election or each referendum, there is resistance from the anti-firearm community. That is, until gun owners stumbled upon an unlikely superhero: Cabela’s.
In Hoffman Springs, Ill., a Chicago suburb, local officials voted unanimously to repeal antiquated firearm laws with the arrival of outdoor mega-store Cabela’s. Prior to voting, the old laws required all gun stores to report sales to the police department within 24 hours. Buyers also had to apply for a permit prior to purchasing a weapon. Now, dealers and shoppers will fall under the jurisdiction of the Illinois law.
It’s good to see that a town understands the benefits of having a community of outdoor enthusiasts (and the tax revenue that Cabela’s will bring), but why did it take a store opening to overhaul restrictive gun laws? Thoughts?
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