Sacramento Zoning Laws Tougher on Dispensaries and Liquor Stores than Gun Shops

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A cocktail and a smoke, two things that are regulated more than guns.

In Sacramento, the city uses zoning laws to control where liquor and marijuana shops open. When it comes to guns, they don’t have the same fire power.

That’s something gun stores want to change.

Josh Deaser, with Just Guns, is ready to fight back.

“Marijuana, tobacco and alcohol aren’t written in the constitution as being a right that they have. Whereas gun ownership is a right to have,” said Deaser.

Sacramento Police use public safety concerns as a reason to deny liquor and marijuana business licenses, but if the city changes their gun shop zoning requirements Deaser could fall under the same police scrutiny.

“We never have crime problems at gun shops. People that come in are law abiding citizens who are buying guns legally,” said Deaser.

Deaser believes if the city makes it harder for gun shops to open, they will feel the pinch in their tax budget.

“This state already has a huge tax problem. There is not enough money coming in and now you have something that is actually bringing in tax dollars, and now you are going to take that away too,” said Deaser.

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