Two Republican members of Enfield's Board of Education are planning to open a gun store.
The Journal Inquirer of Manchester reports board members Tom Sirard and Kevin Fealy along with a third man, Michael Brennan, plan to open the store, called "A Call to Arms" on Memorial Day weekend.
Sirard told the newspaper he understands the timing appears awkward, coming five months after the fatal shootings at the Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, where 20 first graders and six staffe members were killed, but he said the decision had nothing to do with that tragedy.
The store have been in the works for two years, he said.
Sirad said the store will sell handguns, long guns, ammunition and accessories and will have a section dedicated to products made in the U.S. It will not include a range.