A man who lives across the street from the governor’s mansion is seeking a zoning change so they can sell guns out of their home.
A hearing with the Des Moines Zoning Board is scheduled for July 27 on the request from Travis Aslin. Aslin told Axios he conducted a few online gun sales from his previous home in a Des Moines suburb as a hobby and let customers pick up the guns at his house in Grimes.
Des Moines officials seeking to deny the request to sell guns near the governor’s residence will have to show the home business would endanger public health and safety or impact the neighborhood. Those are the guidelines from a law Governor Reynolds approved aw last month that restricts city and county ordinances for home based businesses.
During House debate of the legislation, Republican Representative Skyler Wheeler of Orange City said Iowans should be able to operate a business out of their home if they aren’t disturbing neighbors.
(A previous version of this article incorrectly indicated the other resident of the home had signed onto the zoning request.)