Local winds shifting on support for assault rifle sales

Hemet sporting goods owner says no more AR-15s Rusty Strait/The Valley ChronicleMarc Searl, owner of BJ Sporting Goods and former mayor of Hemet, says he no longer will sell assault rifles in his store. ■ By Rusty Strait / Senior Reporter With the national hullabaloo regarding gun control ever since the Valentine’s Day Lakeland, Fla., high school massacre, I thought it might be a good idea to check with former mayor of Hemet, Marc Searl, who also owns BJ Sporting Goods in downtown Hemet. The Valley Chronicle (TVC): You are a shop that sells guns. How do you feel about military style weapons being limited to military and not to civilians?

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