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Neighbors want Cobb County man to stop selling guns out of home

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A Cobb County man is trying to continue his operation of selling firearms out of his house, but several of his neighbors want to see it come to an end.

Lamar Cheatham, 69, said he has sold firearms out of his home for decades.

"From the general business standpoint, the way of life now is to run a business out of your home," said Cheatham.

However, since moving out of the city of Marietta, his local license has not been updated.

Cheatham said he has a license with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; however, the county has not issued the proper zoning permit yet and it is possible that in two weeks, his request may be denied.

Several neighbors did not want to identify themselves, but said they were uncomfortable with the idea this was going on near them.

Cheatham said he only sells six or seven weapons per year and he doesn't keep the inventory in his house until it has been ordered from him.

"I'm selling out of a business location, and we're dealing with a very limited situation. We're not dealing with a store front or some place where you've got people walking in off the street."

Cheatham said he does not advertise and only deals with customers on a referral basis.

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