September 27, 2012
The Ames City Council unanimously voted 6-0 to add firearm sales to the list of prohibited home occupations at its meeting Tuesday night.
The proposed change to the city’s zoning ordinance still must go through two more passages before it becomes enacted.
Greg Seaton, the man who was granted the permit back in April, made a passionate plea to the council not to ban home gun sales. Seaton’s permit lasts for a year, so if the amendment is passed, he would not be affected until the permit expired. However, if it passes, he would not be able to obtain another permit for selling firearms out of his home.