Los Gatos Mayor Barbara Spector and the Town Council attempted to “do the right thing” and conducted a meeting Monday evening to allow the community to discuss the issue of the gun shop that opened in town in December.
For the most part the meeting went well with both sides representing their beliefs.
What went very wrong was that the Council was not only duped into believing this was a sporting goods store, which it is not. It is a gun shop and we we're all duped in not recognizing the fact that gun enthusiasts from far and wide would use this forum for their interests.
Well after 11 p.m. with the Mayor and many attendees dozing off, what was a great dialogue among neighbors of the Los Gatos community turned into a control of the microphone by “out-of-towners.”
This is just what is happening to Los Gatos. Are we no longer in charge of our destiny? I urge the Council to be strong. Take this issue and deal with it.
You have heard the voice of Los Gatos. What I heard is that, generally speaking, even the veterans in our town don’t think it be suitable for the sale of automatic weapons and ammunition in walking distance from neighborhoods, schools and parks.
The issue is not about the Second Amendment, it’s about selling guns and ammunition in a small town and inviting the gun customer to our community to purchase guns.
I urge letters about this issue to be written to the Council en masse.
This is from a mom who raised three sons in Los Gatos schools, volunteered thousands of hours to our community and encouraged thousands of hours of volunteer work from our Los Gatos students since 1976.