I would like to suggest an easy way for
the city to increase it revenues. First, check with the Department of Fish and Game and find out how many hunting license are issued to those with zip codes that make up West Sacramento. Second, LOOK at those numbers. Really LOOK. All those people must leave West Sacramento to buy their firearms, bullets and/or shells to hunt. If businesses can't sell these items there is no reason to handle the other items hunters need to hunt. All that business is being sent to Sacramento, Woodland and beyond; and while there other items available in West Sacramento are also being purchased. Third, rethink your policy on firearms, bullets or shells being sold in the city.
As members of the City Councel you are there to serve the citizens of West Sacramento. Look at the number of person you are doing a dis-service to and the effect that has on the city's revenue. Which in turn effects the whole community. You as individuals may not like hunting or may not have considered the revenue that is being lost by not allowing hunters to purchase their supplies here. If records are still available look back at the effect Big R had on the community's revenue. People came from all over to purchase their supples here. In hunting circles people 30 and older still talk about Big R. We could at least regain some of those revenues and maybe exceed them if hunting supplies where once again allowed to be purchased here. You would be surprised at the number of fire and police personel that are hunters. Hunters tend to be your more responsible citizens when it comes to firearms as they have a respect for what firearms can do.
Thank you for considering this request.
Linda Puumala (a non-hunter)
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