We have heard from reliable sources that an owner of a gun shop is negotiating with the owner of the Shirlington Heights Condominiums at 2249 South Shirlington Road to lease space for his business. We, the members of the Nauck Civic Association Executive Committee are very concerned about locating this business in our community. 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. For one, there can be no community benefits derived, as it is not one that will lead to employment opportunities, service delivery or quality of life improvements. We are appealing to all Nauck residents and surrounding civic associations to join us in signing a petition to the Arlington County Board, the owner of the Shirlington Heights Condominiums, Michael Griffin and the potential leasee that we prefer that this business not be located in Nauck.
I'm a resident, homeowner, taxpayer, business owner, churchgoer, philanthropist, and community member in South Arlington. My business has been located here in Arlington since its founding in 2005.
I'm also a gun owner. And a hunter. And a concealed carry permit holder. All here in the neighborhood.
The last time I checked guns were legal here in Arlington, and in Virginia. And, indeed, in the entire country.
Until and unless we get past the indefensible, knee-jerk, non-fact-based assertions of "gun shops = black genocide" and "guns will kill children"... we'll never improve our collective lot.
This is a shameful, hysterical petition. It's sad to see it gain such unthinking support from otherwise intelligent South Arlingtonians.
I live in Rosslyn. Not far from here (at Lee Hwy and Spout Run) there's a pawn shop that sells used guns. Hasn't been a problem.
"When seconds count, the police are only minutes away."
How about a coffee shop instead?
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- We are now live!