By Tom Knighton
It started easily enough. A gun store and range was looking to open in Warner, NH. At first, no one really seemed to mind. After all, isn’t New Hampshire the state that puts “Live Free or Die” on their license plates? A gun range is totally fine with these folks, right?
Well, it was. Then Sutherland Springs happened and everything apparently changed.
But three mornings after the mass shooting Nov. 5 at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, Warner resident Julie Orlando-Gibson emailed the local zoning board and urged them to reject the plan.
Ms. Orlando-Gibson, 48 years old, a mother of three who works in pharmaceutical sales, wrote that she is “pro-Second Amendment” and shares a home with a gun owner. But she said that such a business belonged “in a city-based warehouse facility where more police officers exist to manage issues.”
“I think it’s foolish for us not to realize mass shootings are a part of our world now,” she wrote.
Her letter is one of hundreds of comments pouring into the brick town hall in Warner, a no-stoplight community of 2,800 in the foothills of Mount Kearsarge. The flow of comments accelerated after recent mass shootings, and they reflected …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms