The former owner of a North Des Moines gun shop has announced he’s open for business, the latest in a string of gun shop closures.
The shop owner, Steve O’Leary, is the first of three people who said they will reopen after their business was shut down by police in October.
O’Reilly said he was the victim of racial harassment and discrimination in North Desmoia, Iowa, for years.
“It was a very dark time in my life, and the only thing that was bright was my daughter, and my wife and son,” he said.
It was tough’ He is the owner of Gun Shops LLC, which is based in Iowa City, and said he had been under constant attack from the city. “
A lot of people have lost their jobs, and it’s really been a hard time for me.”‘
It was tough’ He is the owner of Gun Shops LLC, which is based in Iowa City, and said he had been under constant attack from the city.
“We’ve been discriminated against,” he told the ABC.
He added: “It’s tough. “
And I don’t have a job right now, but I will, and I’ll be able to pay my bills and pay my rent, and then I can work on my business.”
He added: “It’s tough.
I’ve been in business for 23 years.
I don,ve been through this.
I had my kids.
I can’t imagine what it’s like for other people.” “
The worst thing is the negative attention that has come my way.
I can’t imagine what it’s like for other people.”
O’Leary said the shop would be open for “at least one more week”.
The shop closed in January after an investigation found that it had been renting out guns for $3,500 a week, the ABC reported.
It was one of the largest gun shops in Iowa and had been the target of racial abuse and bullying for years, the report said.
Police say they have received a number of calls about the business since October.
“I think it’s very important for us to show that we stand for justice and equity and to be a welcoming community,” O’Shaughnes said.
‘I don’t feel safe’ The owner said he’s also been harassed by people at the local school, and he’s had other complaints.
“People have told me I have AIDS and other things, and they’ve been threatening me and making threats,” he added.
He said he felt that his wife had been assaulted by a man, but was also threatened. “
One of my sons has been assaulted, and another one had a fight with another guy and his girlfriend, and she has called the police.”
He said he felt that his wife had been assaulted by a man, but was also threatened.
“She has been told I don´t care what they do to me, and that they are going to kill me if I don`t give them what they want,” he explained.
A lawyer representing O’Laughneys told ABC News that the business was still closed, but it wasn’t immediately clear what would happen next.
OReilly told ABC he was “not going to get into any details”.
“I’m not going to give you my address,” he responded.
“But I will tell you that I think it is absolutely important that we have an open and honest conversation about the situation.”
The new owners have also launched a crowdfunding campaign for their business.