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Smart guns sales cancelled, dry cleaners closure

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A gun store owner in Montgomery County, Md. has decided not to sell the new “smart gun” due to protests, death threats and even fear of having his store burned down.

The Washington Post reported co-owner Andrew Raymond of Engage Armament decided Thursday to cancel his plans for selling the smart gun. A clip of the report is shown here –

The protests echoed those against the Oak Tree Gun Club, a Los Angeles area store that offered to sell the smart gun and — like Engage Armament — quickly dropped the idea after opposition mounted. Electronic chips in the Armatix iP1 can communicate with a watch that can be bought separately. Then the gun cannot be fired without the watch.

Engage Armament is located in Rockville at 701 E. Gude Street, Suite 101. The other co-owner is Carlos Rabanales.

More on this gripping story from the Washington Post is shown below. The article also includes videos of the gun and other articles connected to the story.

A dry cleaner closes without notice

A dry cleaning service literally took its customers to the cleaners when they came yesterday to pick up their merchandise and the store was closed.

Max Cleaners, located at 6610 Arlington Blvd. in Falls Church, Va., left customers stranded outside their shop. According to Washington, D.C. news station WJLA7 “The owners of the Max cleaners in Falls Church posted signs that they were no longer taking drop-offs and that they were not responsible for clothing not picked up.”

Customers were upset and angry for not being notified. They could view clothing hanging on racks inside the store. There was also policy of paying for items first, then picking them up, which was a double rip-off.

Later another sign was posted where customers could pick up their clothing –

McLean Super Cleaners, with the address:
6263 Old Dominion Dr
McLean, VA

Due to this bad business practice, the Fairfax County consumer branch encourages all customers served at Max Cleaners to file a complaint. A customer also posted a sign on the store window of how they were unjustly treated.

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