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Rifle ad offends, store owner respects request

Bob Burgess wants Taylor & Vadney Sporting Goods to take down a sign advertising the popular AR-15 rifle because the shop is in close proximity to Jefferson Elementary School in Rotterdam, which Burgess' daughter attends.
Photographer: Stacey Lauren-Kennedy
Bob Burgess wants Taylor & Vadney Sporting Goods to take down a sign advertising the popular AR-15 rifle because the shop is in close proximity to Jefferson Elementary School in Rotterdam, which Burgess' daughter attends.
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All it took was a simple phone conversation to get a gun store owner to take down a sign advertising assault weapons. Owner Pat Popolizio said he was simply trying to sell products he stocks at Taylor & Vadney Sporting Goods in Rotterdam, including the popular AR-15 rifle. Town resident Bob Burgess simply thought the sign advertising the semi-automatic gun was tasteless in wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Connecticut, where a ...

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JIMOCONNOR
December 19, 2012
8:09 a.m.

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'TWOFER' First and Second Amendments collide in Rotterdam

1963
December 19, 2012
9:02 a.m.

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Common sense.

safny
December 21, 2012
11:24 a.m.

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Someone should ask Pat how many times that store has been broken into in the last five years and how many guns were stolen.

jimsquest
December 22, 2012
1:44 p.m.

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Kudos to Pat Popolizio.

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