A gun store owner near Atlanta said he is closing his store after his conscience was burdened by recent mass shootings that targeted young victims.
Jon Waldman, 43, opened Georgia Ballistics in Duluth in March 2021, and post-pandemic business has been steady ever since, he said.
But just with my conscience, I can’t sell it, because I don’t know who it’s going to affect and hurt," he said.
Waldman insisted he's not pushing for greater restrictions on firearm ownership but is only advocating for more gun safety.
He said too many gun owners don't pay the same attention to their firearms as to their cellphones.
Shannon Watts, the founder of the gun violence prevention group Moms Demand Action, praised Waldman for linking firearms to threats against children.
"That’s because gun owners are for the most part not legally required to safely store their firearms. »