San Carlos City Council to discuss adding gun store

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Residents of San Carlos are firing back at plans to put a new proposed gun store in the city. (KGO-TV )

Plans to open a gun store in San Carlos this month has been put on hold. The overwhelming response from the community has now put the issue before the city council which will consider a moratorium on gun stores Monday night.

Up until a few weeks ago, plans were full steam ahead for a Turner's Outdoorsman store to open at a strip mall on Industrial Road.

The retail chain sells guns, ammo, hunting, and fishing equipment.

"My 10-year-old son is upset about this. All the kids are upset about this," said Jacki Yahn of San Carlos.

But when Jacki Yahn and other San Carlos residents got wind of the project, they began emailing the city council protesting the new store.

There've been 500 emails so far.

"This is the most I've ever seen," said San Carlos Mayor Bob Grassilli.

He says the council will consider a moratorium on gun stores Monday night. The city already has one on El Camino Real.

For Southern California based Turner's Outdoorsman, the sudden hold up on their plans is something it didn't expect.

"They apparently have a good reputation down there with law enforcement and everything else so I'd certainly be upset probably if I were them coming in but on the other hand, every community has standards," said Grassilli.

The San Carlos City Council is anticipating record crowds Monday night. They've set up two overflow rooms, one upstairs at City Hall and another at the Adult Community Center.

ABC7 News was unable to reach representatives of Turner's Outdoorsman, but they will address the council Monday night, and so will dozens of residents who are fed up by the country's recent mass shootings.

"I understand people feel this is a right of theirs and I just want to ask them, where's our rights to say what makes us safer," said Nilu Jenks of San Carlos.

The meeting is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.

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