Gun Store Owners Hope to Keep Guns out of Felons Hands
Decatur – A Decatur man, who is a convicted felon, is
still behind bars after shooting a police officer Friday morning.
It is illegal for felons to even possess
a gun, and local gun retailers say they are doing what they can to keep guns
out of the wrong hands. Decatur Police arrested 32 year old, Dennis Kendall at
his home after shooting a police officer.
The wounded detective was part of a
tactical team serving out a drug warrant for his arrest. Rebecca Moore, Owner
of Round Again Sports says, this shooting is an example of why a strict gun
registration policy becomes so important when trying to keep guns out of the
"When a customer comes in and wants
to look at a gun, I asked to see their FOID card before they even touch the
gun. If they decide they want to buy it,
they fill out an ATF form, a 4473, and they fill that out. I call it in to the state police, and verify
their FOID card."
As a convicted felon, Kendall
is not allowed to possess a firearm of any kind.