GUN Il. town banning sales of guns in town

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  1. TL1000RSquid

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    Has Il. surpassed Ca. for Fagginess?

    Addison bans gun sales within mile of town

    By Henry Stuttley
    Daily Herald Staff Writer
    Posted Tuesday, December 19, 2006


    Rumors have been swirling around the village about a gun shop possibly moving into unincorporated DuPage County near Addison.

    But Addison Mayor Larry Hartwig wants to foil that plan.

    Not only will the sale of guns be prohibited in the village, but also within a mile of Addison.

    Calling it an “offensive” and “unwholesome” business, officials passed an ordinance Monday night prohibiting a business from selling firearms within a mile of the village.

    The unnamed business was inquiring about moving to Lake Street. Some areas along the street are in an unincorporated area, but those pockets on the street are surrounded by the village, Hartwig said.

    Since 1967, Addison has not allowed any business to sell guns in town, he said.

    “I don’t see a need to change it,” Hartwig said about prohibiting businesses from selling guns in the village. “If we don’t allow it in the village, why would we want it in the unincorporated part?”

    Village attorney George Marchetti said a state statue allows any village to prevent guns from being sold within a mile of that town.

    “I believe the village has the discretion to determine that firearm sales are an unwholesome and offensive business,” he said.

    If business owners are caught selling guns, they would receive a fine of between $500 and $1,000 for each violation of each day that the violation occurs, village officials said.

    For years, residents and village officials have complained about tattoo businesses, unusually high billboards and the exterior of those businesses along Lake Street. So, they’ve tried to annex the areas into Addison, Village Manager Joe Block said.

    “That’s been our problem is the unincorporated areas,” Block said. “That’s why we’ve been actively trying to get the areas in town so we can control it.”

    Hartwig said he doesn’t believe in the sale of guns and wants to protect residents from dangerous weapons.

    “We’ve had our share of shootings, and I don’t think we’ve had any more or any less than other communities,” Hartwig said.
     
  2. puppeteer107

    puppeteer107 Be mine, sister salvation

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    How about you protect residents from dangerous criminals? Or is that too much to ask from the government?
     
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    fuck..and i might be moving to IL next year :wtc:
     
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    BigBadJohn Pay-back time OT Supporter

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    We can all meet up at my house and stock up. The go to my uncles shop and weld armor on our cars like in dirty harry.
     
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    I want to become a Mayor, I will ban convicted criminals from living in my town, and make owning guns mandatory.
     
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    Come on guys, how can you expect them to cope with a gun retailer when they're already obviously overwhelmed by... unusually high billboards .
     
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    I live in DuPage county, but not in Addison.

    This state sucks ass. I've already got plans to move south next summer though, so yay for that. Tennessee, here I come!
     
  13. Slick26

    Slick26 Gun|Bike|Cigar|PS3|Beer |Whisky|Night Crew

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    Village? :ugh2:

    Yeah, sounds like IL is definitely trying to be like CA and MA.
     
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    BigBadJohn Pay-back time OT Supporter

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    I live in the village of New Athens. Its pretty much a classification of a town that isnt big enough to be called a city.
     
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    So why isn't it just a town then?
    Sorry... we don't have villages in MN. I though that was 100+ years ago.
     
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    Well my town was founded about 150 years ago (130 years legally)

    My family has lived here ever since :big grin:
    Shame Im going to move away so Im not opressed
     
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    Slick26 Gun|Bike|Cigar|PS3|Beer |Whisky|Night Crew

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    too much to ask from police. it's easier to be lazy and settle problems that people can sort out on their own.
     
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    its for the children
     
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    Sound like strong arguments for limited government to me...

    Second Amendment aside, if the residents of the town want to keep funding annexation of land, I guess that's their issue to get all full of piss and vinegar over, but trying to legislate what goes on in unincorporated areas? Dallas might as well legislate that Fort Worth obey its zoning laws.

    I appreciate that government is an expansion industry that likes to keep lawyers in business at the expense of everyone else, but is nonsense like this really necessary, or is it more about disapproval/political ambition/some loud-complaining minority of the population?
     
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    You can't open a gun store in my town anymore, thanks to the sheriff.

    There's about 2 stores in my area that are only open because they were here before the sheriff.
     
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    So open up an expensive rock store. With the purchase of your rock you get a free firearm. It's fool proof.
     
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