New Strategery: go after the gun store

So apparently, the store that sold the Bushmaster and the Sig handgun to Nancy Lanza in March 2011 and 2012, has had more than 500 violations of federal laws and regulations.

This would be news if the store had sold guns to Nancy Lanza illegally, which apparently it did not, according to the article.

Among the “willful violations” found from January 2010 to July 2011 at Riverview Gun Sales in East Windsor, Conn.: A senior store employee “sold ammunition on at least two occasions” to a man “he had reason to believe was a felon.”

It’s the same employee who sold the Bushmaster XM15 rifle to Nancy Lanza on March 29, 2010, that her son, Adam Lanza, used at Sandy Hook Elementary School to kill 26 people on Dec. 14, ATF records show.

Records of the violations obtained by The Journal News give no indication any of the violations involved sales to Nancy Lanza or the Newtown massacre.

So…

A store which had some incorrectly filled out information on its 4473 forms, and had nothing to do with the Newtown massacre is now being highlighted in the media and closed down by ATF.

More interestingly, the ATF didn’t go after said store, even though it was aware of these violations, as they date all the way back to 2007. But apparently it wasn’t a big deal until Sandy Hook.

And it had nothing to do with Sandy Hook.

So why is this news?

4 responses

  1. Reblogged this on Jesse Talks Back and commented:
    Ahhhh and people wonder why I say we do not need DC or any of its badges henchmen…

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  2. one things for sure – the ATF didn’t fall from the “Congressional Nut Tree”.
    Jump and crack whatever nut is there. Don’t look at your own agencies nut facts. Why enforce regs when you don’t thave to, but when you do take out all the Nut grass with the Bermuda .
    The government has gone as “NUTTY AS SQURILL SHIT”.

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  3. So why is this news?
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    Stop teasing, Nicki. You know why this is news. It makes the anti-gunners cream in their panties and squeal like Justin Beiber fans, believing they have won something. Even now, the bored and under-sexed housewives of the Newtown Action Alliance are clutching themselves and shaking with emotion, weeping that they somehow were able to accomplish this. Yep.

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  4. Here is an excerpt from:
    HAM SANDWICH NATION: DUE PROCESS WHEN EVERYTHING IS A CRIME
    Glenn Harlan Reynolds

    ‘Attorney General (and later Supreme Court Justice) Robert Jackson once commented: “If the prosecutor is obliged to choose his cases, it follows he can choose his defendants.“
    The result is “The most dangerous power of the prosecutor: that he will pick people he thinks he should get, rather than pick cases that need to be prosecuted.” Prosecutors could easily fall prey to the temptation of “picking the man, and then searching the law books to pin some offense on him.”2  In short, prosecutors’ discretion to charge or not to charge individuals with crimes is a tremendous power, amplified by the huge number of laws on the books.’
    This complete paper is available as a PDF online (7 pages).
    He also mentions Gene Healy’s Go Directly To Jail: The Criminalization of Almost Everything, and Harvey Silverglate’s Three Felonies A Day.

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