As a lifetime resident of Yucca Valley and mother, I’m very concerned about news of a gun store opening up in the residential neighborhood of Sky Harbor.
The gun store will operate out of a private residence on Keats Avenue. This area is not in an isolated area. There are many homes in that neighborhood, including two large, popular day cares just around the corner. The main concern is safety. If this store operates out of this residential neighborhood rather than a commercially zoned area, this may jeopardize the safety of those residents or children in close proximity to the store/residence. Will there be guns and ammunition stored on-site? What if there would be a fire and, say, it would set off all of the ammunition?
There are many empty commercial spaces for rent in town that would provide plenty of space for this gun store. I know the local gun store Bear Arms rents and operates out of a commercial space and they take extra precautions to make sure that the store is locked up and safe.
If Yucca Valley allows this store to operate in an area next to private residences and two day cares, I’m afraid this will continue to set a precedence for more gun businesses to set up shop in any local residential neighborhood.