Eden Prairie has already placed a one year ban on new pawn shops and adult type shops, now they are thinking about placing the same ban on new gun stores.  These would be the ones opening within the city limits.  This is so they can look at zoning and consider the possibilities for furthering public safety measures.


This has already passed the first phase of the city council, and now has to go through another round before it will go into effect.  Eden Prairie's mayor felt that this needs to happen after attending a conference where a couple of people from the Parkland Florida school shooting shared their stories.  The mayor felt that if anything is going to happen it will begin with local communities and build from there.

After a year, there may be more specific and strict zoning laws.  She added that it is the responsibility of the city council to take steps that are needed to keep our students and residents safe.


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