|Before it opened, four state delegates and three state senators sent a letter on official letterhead to the landlord pleading that he not lease the building to the store.
“In conclusion, while the Commonwealth of Virginia has no legal recourse to prevent a firearms retailer from locating in the Lyon Park neighborhood, we want to make sure you are aware of the potentially unintended consequences a firearms retailer will have in this particular location,” the letter to the landlord from lawmakers said.
"The best gun is the one you'll have on you when you need it the most, the one you know how to use, the one that goes BANG every single time you pull the trigger. Wether that gun cost you $349 or $1,100 it's worth every penny if it saves your life, or the life of someone you love.” -Tim Schmit, CCW Magazine July 2015
Northern Virginia Gun Store Suing Critics, Including Lawmakers