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Woman Taking Action Against West Rehoboth Gun Shop

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WEST REHOBOTH, Del.- Amidst the controversy surrounding the opening of a gun shop in West Rehoboth, the story of a local woman is rallying people against it.

Eleanor Whaley, who lost her son Coley in 2008, has started a petition against the opening of Delaware Firearms LLC. -- West Rehoboth's first gun shop. Coley died after being violently beaten down by a group of men in West Rehoboth.

"I'm afraid after what happened to Coley," said Whaley, in reference to the gun shop. "This will just add fuel to the fire."

Whaley said she is also organizing a group to speak in front of the Sussex County Council.
The owner of Delaware Firearms LLC., Richard Catts, thinks people in West Rehoboth are getting the wrong idea.

"Everything I do is by the book," said Catts. "It's going to be a legitimate business."

Catts said he is waiting on merchandise before he can open, which he expects to happen this fall. He is assuring the community the gun shop will have high-scale security to prevent break-ins.

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