(KMOV) –A St. Charles County gun shop owner has filed suit to keep his conceal and carry classes going even though a nearby baseball field has parents concerned.
Mark Lamartina, a range and home safety officer, teaches conceal and carry classes at the New Melle Gun Shop but lately he has been fighting to even have the classes as the shop is next to a baseball field.
“Every one of their arguments is based either on the misconception of a lie. It’s just too important to give this up,” Lamartina added.
The problem is different depending on who you ask in the town of about 500 residents. Some say it’s obvious, just look at the building where they hold the shooting classes, just steps away from third base.
Rita Clos says “Kids will be kids and curiosity might get them and then they will go over there. What has he done to protect those kids in that sense of the word?”