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.
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?