Neighbors discuss possible gun sales website launched from west Phoenix home

Posted at 11:05 PM, Jul 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-05 02:05:19-04

Members of a west Phoenix neighborhood are deciding what to think about a plan for an online gun store to be run out of a home on their block.

John McCreary wants to operate as an online middleman between gun buyers and gun wholesalers, he said.

"I have been thinking about it for many, many years," McCreary said.

Several neighbors have expressed concerns about the plan. McCreary said there is some confusion about how his business would actually operate. 

He would not have a stock of weapons at his home, near 103rd Avenue and Camelback Road.

McCreary has heard concerns that people will be walking up to his home to buys guns, which will not be the case, he said.

He is waiting for a permit before he opens.

One resident, who declined to go on camera, planned to voice her concerns at a Phoenix zoning meeting Thursday where McCreary's permit application will be considered. McCreary needs the use permit before getting approval to operate from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, he said.

A majority of neighbors reached Monday afternoon were supportive of the idea.