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    Quote Originally Posted by the dark View Post
    This is ******** - time to close car dealerships and pharmacies. In fact, many thousands to millions die each year from medical procedures - both properly and improperly done - time to shut down hospitals, which are deadly in many cases. Legal business, legal behavior...BS.
    You sir are exactly right...

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    No reason for the revocation is stated. My bet is they found some inconsistency or violation not related to Sandy Hook. They cannot, under any law, federal or otherwise, revoke his FFL just because a gun used in a crime was legally bought from him. Once again, consider the term "arbitrary and capricious." The decision to revoke may not be arbitrary and capricious. If it could be then every FFL who legally sold every gun used in a crime would be shut down by the feds. It's not a state thing, it's a fed thing so CT had nothing to do with it.
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    ATF revokes license of gun dealer tied to Newtown school shootings.

    News article this morning explains that his paperwork shows at least 10 firearms are missing from his inventory. One has been verified as stolen as it showed up somewhere else. If that is indeed the truth, he deserves to lose his license. An inventory that much out of whack shows a serious disregard for accountability.

  5. Quote Originally Posted by balrog View Post
    News article this morning explains that his paperwork shows at least 10 firearms are missing from his inventory. One has been verified as stolen as it showed up somewhere else. If that is indeed the truth, he deserves to lose his license. An inventory that much out of whack shows a serious disregard for accountability.
    Care to post a link to this News article you read.

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    I agree with the gist of what everyone is saying, but consider the first few lines of the OP:

    Connecticut gun shop reportedly legally sold guns used in the Sandy Hook shooting
    License was first revoked Dec. 20 and the 60-day time frame to appeal has expired
    In December, gun shop owner was "absolutely appalled" to learn a gun he sold may have been used
    It appears to me that Mr. LaGuercia simply threw in the towel out of an inexplicable and unjustifiable sense of guilt. Maybe it's not about guilt based only on that "absolutely appalled" statement, but failing to file an appeal within the required time-frame is definitely throwing in the towel. Maybe he just didn't want to be answerable to the government upon its warrantless and no-probable cause a anymore. Maybe he was tired of the rigors of running a small business where good help is always hard to find, and dishonest "help" is easier to find than the nose on your face. Maybe he just didn't want to spend his life's savings fighting the BATFE or AG's office in a battle that he still might lose for whatever reason. And then of course, as others have suggested, maybe he actually did something wrong having nothing to do with whatever sales he made to Nancy Lanza, and the FFL was the least of his worries and/or priorities as he might be facing criminal prosecution.

    I have no doubt at all that the initial raid was a politically-motivated event, and in that regard, any evidence of wrong-doing should be just like evidence seized in an illegal search, thrown out and unavailable for the purposes of future prosecution. Unfortunately for Mr. LaGuercia, such is the state of 4th Amendment protections as long as the BATFE is involved with an FFL holder.

    I've held a valid CDL for the last 6 or 8 years even though I've only had a couple of jobs that required it. I let it go this year because DOT has more power to scrutinize me simply because I have it, whether I use it or not. I say all the time that I never *invite* government into my life, and letting that license go was one of the last vestiges of my past imprudence in that regard. Mr. LaGuercia may have just made the decision not to appeal for similar reasons. I wouldn't fault him for that if that's the case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woodie View Post
    Does anyone know if this dealer did anything illegal?
    Could be he donated to the "WRONG" party and was a member of the NRA!

  8. Quote Originally Posted by vernsimpson View Post
    Could be he donated to the "WRONG" party and was a member of the NRA!
    Selling firearms and any related firearm items is now a real doomed issue in the state of Connecticut, since their dingbat Governor signed their states nutty new firearm laws. Myself if I had a firearm store in CT I would close it down,find something else like selling baby clothing or birdbaths or maybe fishing rods.

  9. The Washington Post this morning reported that the gun shop had accumulated hundreds of recordkeeping errors.

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