The owner of Templar Sports, the new gun retailer in Los Gatos, has reported to San Jose police that he received a death threat following a contentious hearing Monday evening by government leaders.
Robert Chang, who opened his store in December at 611 University Ave., said through a store spokesman that after the Los Gatos Town Council meeting Feb. 4, he received a death threat at his home in San Jose.
"He immediately contacted the San Jose Police Department and they're currently investigating the crime. This is an active investigation. A threat of murder is extremely serious," said the Templar Sports spokesman.
The Los Gatos Monte Sereno Police Department is also aware of the threat, the spokesman said.
The Council held a four-hour-plus meeting Monday evening during which dozens of residents spoke in favor and against gun sales in Los Gatos.
Due to the lateness of the hour, town officials decided to continue the hearing next Monday, Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. at Town Council Chambers, 110 E. Main St.
"What has been observed is a constant stream of misinformation coming from those who oppose Templar Sports," the spokesman said. "Examples of that are that residents think automatic weapons, or assault weapons are being sold at the store, when they've been banned in California. "We've heard opponents say they need to prevent the store from selling gun power and hand grenades."
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