Gun business approved at man’s home near Littleton school

Posted on: 8:51 pm, January 9, 2013, by , updated on: 09:56pm, January 9, 2013

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — Despite the concerns of outspoken neighbors, Jefferson County officials have approved a Littleton man’s plan to act as a gun transfer agent at a home located across a street from an elementary school.

The school, West Ridge Elementary, sits directly adjacent to the property that will serve as a place for Don Jensen to store weapons for customers awaiting background checks.

“I’m not selling guns all I’m doing is acting as a FLL transfer agent,” said Jensen in an interview with FOX31 Denver on Wednesday.

Neighbors, who voiced their concerns in a public meeting on Wednesday, feared the transfer station could send the wrong message about school safety in the wake of the Connecticut school shooting.

“You can’t know what other people are thinking and to put it that close to a school is what most of us are opposed to,” said one resident during the meeting’s public comment session.

Jensen is not planning on selling ammunition and believes he’ll only store around five to six guns at a time.

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