NEW YORK (FOX 5 NEWS) - Three storefronts down from the candy store in Harrison, New York, and a three-minute walk from Parson's Memorial Elementary School between a sushi restaurant and a pizza place, a man prepares to open a gun shop.
On Thursday, dozens attended a meeting of Harrison's town board to express their displeasure at the location of L & L Sports.
The shop's owner declined to comment on the opposition to his store. No one seems to contest he possesses the necessary federal, state and local permitting, but many questioned why the public wasn't consulted more than it was before he was approved.
The store's defenders -- and the town board -- cited the Constitution, particularly the Second Amendment, a reason for the store's inclusion in Harrison's downtown during an at-times contentious meeting.
The 32.000 and counting petitioning against the shop fail to see how the Second Amendment applies in this instance and want to know how and why various government entities permitted a store that sells and services guns to open in their downtown so close to schools and family-oriented businesses.