We outlaw massage parlors in Burbank. Kiddie arcades get put under the microscope. Magazine stands have to blockade their Playboys from view. So how come Burbank has so many gun shops sitting in the Flatlands?
Glendale’s not too cool either, but we’re talking about Burbank here. Those gun shops make the place look like you’ve stumbled into Lancaster as you’re driving along Magnolia. We can only imagine what it’s like to try to sell a house down one of those blocks.
Here’s a repeat of a column we did last December on the subject. The problem is only getting worse:
Burbank needs to get rid of its gun shops
We should also be going after gun owners, too. Other California cities are — they’ve put these laws on the ballot and won.
Happy Holidays, assholes.
Enough is enough. Proud “business friendly” Burbank is becoming a haven for gun stores and gun nuts and fetishists from all over, and so our city council needs to do everything it can to force them out of business. They’re absolutely embarrassing to have around, and getting worse.
Are we still Redneck-ville? That’s what others think about us when they see them.
Like what San Francisco has done. Change the zoning rules and then harass the hell out of these interlopers:
Last gun shop in San Francisco confirms closure due to new law
The mood is somber at High Bridge Arms as the shop is closing following introduction of a law to video all gun and ammo sales and transmit data to the police department.
In July, Supervisor Mark Farrell asked city attorney’s office to draft legislation increasing restrictions on gun stores operating in the city to mandate the recording of sales, storing the videos for at least five years, and transmitting data on buyer and firearms to police at least once a week.
With the proposal’s planned introduction, owners of High Bridge Arms — the sole gun shop in the city of 830,000 — had feared the new regulations would mean the end of the shop over requirements to hand over personal information to include names, addresses and birth dates to city officials in conjunction with gun and ammo sales.
With the ordinance formally introduced earlier this month, High Bridge made it official and is having a going out of business sale.
Glendale’s made a big effort to get rid of gun dealers. But irresponsible, lazy ass, apathetic Burbank’s done shit…
With 3-2 Vote, Glendale Bans Gun Shows on City Property
A gun show held at the Glendale Civic Auditorium for two decades will have to find a new home after the City Council voted Tuesday to ban the events from municipal property.
The city has been grappling for months with the decision to nix the events, with Tuesday’s 3-2 vote being the final call on the Glendale Gun Shows, according to Sgt. Tom Lopez, spokesman for the Glendale Police Department.
The Orlando massacre has put it into relief: we don’t need guns or gun shops in Burbank. Many other cities have zoned them out of existence, and if this one takes itself at all seriously then it will do the same. At best they’re just so damn low class.