June 2, 2023


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Mexico firearm manufacturer’s business enterprise license at threat | Mid-Missouri News

VANDIVER VILLAGE – The business enterprise license of Mexico, Missouri-dependent Anatolian Arms may well not be renewed owing to a dispute more than ammunition manufacturing.

The city sent them a letter stating they would not be renewing their organization license due to the fact the business manufactures ammunition. For the reason that the business resides in a industrial zone, ammunition creation is prohibited. 

The owners of the arms organization say they don’t manufacture ammunition but repurpose utilized casings. CEO Will Johnson statements the metropolis has been contradictory in their conversation and dodged their concerns.

“Why have we in no way been cited by the city? Why is this under no circumstances been brought to our attention prior to we gained a letter of we’re not renewing your business license? We want to know these solutions. We have asked these concerns and alternatively of answering the queries, they dodge them fully,” Johnson stated.

City lawyer Louis Leonatti mentioned that whether the corporation is manufacturing or repurposing ammunition, it is really not allowed in a commercial zone. They would be allowed to promote ammo in Mexico but not make it there. Leonatti suggests that he has not been contacted by the organization or an attorney symbolizing them.

“I requested them if they have an lawyer, if they have an legal professional to call us. We might be glad to talk to them. But repurposing is not permitted in a industrial district,” Leonatti stated.

Anatolian Arms’ organization license will expire in 90 times. If the city does not renew their license, Johnson suggests he will file an appeal.