A heated debate of the opening of a Los Gatos gun store resulted in death threats toward the store’s owner.

The threat came in the midst of an emotional debate about guns and gun sales in Los Gatos, prompted by the opening of Templar Sports. The University Avenue shop has been the site of protests from local residents in the wake of the Sandy Hook shooting tragedy. The store opened just weeks after the Newton shootings, and it does offer assault style rifles and guns as well as fishing gear.