Lombard holsters gun shop plans

Lombard holsters gun shop plans

There are 8 comments on the Daily Herald story from Oct 3, 2008, titled Lombard holsters gun shop plans. In it, Daily Herald reports that:

Lombard board members shot down plans Thursday for a retail gun shop and indoor shooting range on the village's west side.

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United States

#1 Oct 4, 2008
Another mistake on this village boards behalf! Like so many before, this village board does what they want to do instead of whatís good for the people and the village! They just shot down another opportunity to create jobs, generate revenue, and create a disciplined activity for it's bored to death community of people who try to leave Lombard every time they seek entertainment. I say try to leave because with most of the roads torn up in this village even Hummers find it difficult to leave. A gun shop / shooting range would bring in revenue from every surrounding town within miles and save places like Dicks Sporting Goods, Wallmarts sporting department along with others like K-Mart. In case you havenít noticed, no one is ever working behind the sports counter like you see behind the counters in every other location. They put those counters and cash registers there for a purpose! There is no good reason for Lombard to have shot this application down! I hope the residents see the radical left sided corruption in this board and take the situation to heart! I believe that this village board will see charges being filed against them in the near future! This is the same board that took away the Lombard Theatre, miniature golf, and bowling ally! What are the people to do folks? Stay inside and play video games all night!

Chicago, IL

#2 Oct 4, 2008
"I don't want to hear guns going off from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.," said Barbara Thornton. "I'm also concerned with property values."

Barb, you're an idiot.

Danville, IL

#3 Oct 5, 2008
If you watched the village board meeting you'll see that the residents of Lombard spoke out in an overwhelming majority against the gun shop/shooting range. It is the village board's duty to consider the resident's opinions on what transpires in our village, and they voted accordingly.

Having grown up around guns and sportsmen and women, I have absolutely nothing against this type of retail and recreational facility. It simply does not belong in the proposed area because it is not consistent with the retail, office, educational and residential community in that area and because of related safety issues.

There are many things to consider including the safety of transporting weapons to and from the facility in an area that is in such close proximity to local schools, a gymnastic school for small children, the Roller Rink, Beacon Hill, professional office space and similar enterprises. These are not at all congruent with a gun store and shooting range.

While I'm sure most gun owners are very vigilant and follow laws concerning the transport of weapons, there will be those who are not reliable. And there will be those who are very cautious, yet still there exists the potential for gun theft during transport.

And yes, whether it is rational or not, there is a perceived stigma associated with a gun shop and shooting range that could affect not only property values, but the ability to rent space at Beacon Hill and also to rent professional office and retail space in the vicinity and to run any kind of business that children may frequent.

Lastly, we all have the right to our own opinions and the prerogative to disagree with one another. Calling someone an "idiot" simply because they disagree with you is an unproductive means by which to carry on an intelligent debate. And frankly, it's just plain rude.

Chicago, IL

#4 Feb 20, 2009
In response to "Susan": Calling someone an idiot because they disagree with you is an emotional reponse. In this case, my guess would be that Ms. Thornton spoke out of ignorance. I doubt that she has ever been to a modern indoor shooting facility. The noise outside the range can't be heard from the street. Cars going by make more noise, not to mention trains and planes.
Safety in transporting firearms? How about safety driving a car down the road? There's a weapon for you! Throw in a cell phone and you've got an armed weapon. Which is more dangerous?
That's my opinion, thanks for listening ; )
Biff Henderson

United States

#5 Feb 27, 2009
KRG is a douche- bag mo- ron.

Villa Park, IL

#6 Mar 1, 2009
Perhaps they should look into a location next to one of many health Spas in Lombard which feature sensual massages.
R Lundquist

Woodridge, IL

#7 Mar 7, 2009
Having a firing range in the neighborhood is in no way a detriment. The building are practically sound-proof. The people that use firing ranges are more educated and law abiding than the average citizen. Citizens with FOID cards have to go through an extensive background check.
I have a .22 pistol that I use for target prcatice and I have to drive for 40 minutes to go to the nearest range and then give another village my money, instead of the town where I live. We could use the jobs and tax revenue in Lombard.
Lombard loses because of people who are uniformed.

Chicago, IL

#8 Dec 22, 2009
I agree with you.... And I will repeat it. Barb you are an idiot. For one thing most shooting ranges don't even open til 12 noon and most close around 8 or 9pm. Your even more of an indiot because 1) what makes you so sure they would put a range up by ur house? 2) even if it was close to you, u still are not gonna hear it. 3) they are bullets being fired not nuclear carbombs! Also, FYI the people that go to the shooting range are not your typical gang bangers looking for practice on shooting someone. Last I checked they just spray bullets and hope it hits there intended target. So your theory about property values... Well, your just an idiot.

Czechvar wrote:
"I don't want to hear guns going off from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.," said Barbara Thornton. "I'm also concerned with property values."
Barb, you're an idiot.

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