South Tulsa neighbors upset over guns sold in residential community

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Updated: 4/05/2013 11:36 am Published: 4/04/2013 11:45 pm

A south Tulsa man asked the city to approve a zoning code amendment to allow him to sell firearms out of his home as part of a home-based Internet business.

In order for Ireneusz "Eric" Woronko, who lives near 61st and Memorial, to have his Internet home–based business the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Fire Arms would need to license him. 

However, he cannot get the license unless ATF knows his zoning area allows him to operate from his home. 

The current zoning code for his neighborhood was created in 1970 and is silent on Internet home-based businesses.  Woronko applied for the amendment to allow him to have one.  City planning alerted neighbors and about 100 of them emailed the city asking the city planning commission to deny Woronko’s amendment. 

One wrote: "Please deny this amendment because guns sales and residential subdivisions do not mix." 

Another wrote: "The zoning codes were written for a reason."

Woronko would not be mailing the guns to his online buyers he would have each buyer send him a payment and a copy of a licensed dealer nearby their home and then Woronko would send the gun to that dealer.  The dealer would then call the buyer and run a background check through ATF over the phone on the buyer.  If the buyer passes the background check he can have the gun that he paid Woronko for already.

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karlschneider - 4/5/2013 9:06 AM
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He wouldn't be stocking guns in his house, genius, can't you read? In any case I suggest these nutty NIMBY neighbor ninnies adopt the MYOFB principle.

Anonymous - 4/5/2013 12:46 AM
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oh this was just awesome...let the real criminals know where all the guns are...that is just the stupidest thing i have seen in awhile you all actually gave his address out showing he has enough guns to sell them over the internet lol...WOW if i was him i would be moving asap
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