Sunday, April 7, 2013

ATF Revokes Federal Firearm License Without Giving Cause for Its Action...

by: Les Carpenter
Rational Nation USA
Liberty -vs- Tyranny

Reuters - The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms said on Friday it had revoked the federal license of a Connecticut gun retailer that sold a weapon to the mother of Adam Lanza, who killed 26 people at an elementary school in December.

The agency on December 20 revoked the license of Riverview Gun Sales in East Windsor, Connecticut, ATF spokeswoman Debora Seifert said. The revocation was reported in The Journal News, of Westchester County, New York, on Friday.

"We did revoke their federal firearms license," she said. The agency did not publicly disclose a reason for the closure.

A woman who answered the telephone at Riverview on Friday, and did not give her name, confirmed the store had sold a weapon to Lanza's mother, Nancy, and that its license had been revoked. She declined further comment.

Nancy Lanza was her son's first victim in the December 14 attack. He shot her in their family home before driving to Sandy Hook Elementary School, Newtown, where he gunned down 20 young children and six adults before shooting himself dead.

The weapons Adam Lanza, 20, used in the attack were all legally purchased and registered.

(Reporting by Scott Malone; Editing by Dale Hudson

Hm, revocation of firearm license without cause? If there was sufficient and proper cause for this revocation why isn't the government stating the reason for the revocation? Are such revocations going to become commonplace given the mood of the country and the Administration's position on 2'nd amendment rights of the citizenry to keep and bear arms?

Reasonable people are on board with rational firearm control regulations, including firearm advocates and sportsman. Extensive background checks, extended waiting periods to allow time to accomplish thorough back ground checks, waiting periods when a firearm is purchased at gun shows, regulation of high cap magazines and extended clips are all reasonable. But revoking a businesses federal firearm license without issue a statement as to the reasoning behind such revocation? That's enough to start eyebrows to raise. Even for those who support reasonable regulation while at the same time supporting the 2'nd amendment right to keep and bear arms.

We are on a slippery slope and it seems it will only get slipperier given this report.

Via: Memeorandum

Update, from CNN

Responding to criticism from the National Rifle Association over Connecticut's new gun laws, Gov. Dan Malloy argued the pro-gun group's executive vice president, Wayne LaPierre, is simply blowing smoke.

"Wayne reminds me of the clowns at the circus - they get the most attention. That's what he's paid to do," Malloy said Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union."

The Democratic governor on Thursday signed into law some of the nation's strictest gun regulations, following the state's devastating school shooting in December in Newtown, which left 20 children and six adults dead.

The new Connecticut laws include the addition of more than 100 weapons to the state’s list of banned assault weapons - including the semiautomatic Bushmaster rifle, one of the firearms used in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre. The law also bans the sale of magazines that can hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition, as well as armor-piercing bullets. Buyers will need a certificate to buy ammunition.

It also requires background checks for all gun purchases.

LaPierre said this week that the only people who will follow the new regulations are law-abiding gun owners, not criminals.

"I think the problem with what Connecticut did is the criminals, the drug dealers, the people that are going to do horror and terror, they aren't going to cooperate," LaPierre said on Fox News. "I mean, all you're doing is making the lawbooks bigger for the law-abiding people."

Asked who will be most affected by the new laws, Malloy said they'll be "probably a little tougher on everybody."

"This guy is so out of whack, it's unbelievable," Malloy told CNN's chief political correspondent, Candy Crowley, referring to LaPierre.

Connecticut became the third state to pass tough measures since the December rampage in Newtown. New York and Colorado passed gun control legislation limiting magazine capacity, among other provisions.

Malloy pointed to the fact that the overwhelming majority of Americans favor the idea of more background checks, a proposal found in legislation currently sitting before the U.S. Senate. The NRA, however, opposes that bill. {Continue Reading}

I agree, LaPierre can certainly be the clown.

Via: Memeorandum


  1. What's next, shutting down a cutlery store because one of the knives purchased there was used in a stabbing?

  2. We'll find out after the 60-day review why the license was revoked. Apparently the store had some other problems.


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  5. A little history on this particular gun store:

  6. Call me 'unreasonable' but I am against ANY further curtailment of our 2A rights. The threat of tyranny in 1775 is no less than it is today! With that said, the truly 'reasonable' people of Connecticut need to vote with their feet, because they obviously have zero representation there.

  7. Call me 'unreasonable' but I am against any further curtailment of our 2A rights. 180,000,000 guns killed no one today. Punishing law abiding citizens for the crimes of the deranged is not reasonable. That being said shutting down the gun store is ridiculous. The Reasonable People of Connecticut need to vote with their feet, as they obviously have zero representation there.

  8. "Call me 'unreasonable' but I am against any further curtailment of our 2A rights."

    Can you name for us the "further curtailments" that you speak of? What 2nd Amendment right have been taken away? Please give us facts, not fantasy.

  9. It pains me to say but Shaw has a point on this one. Obama hasn't really done much on gun control and even what he's advocating now is hardly draconian. The critics (a category to which I frequently belong) just might want to mosey on to something else.

  10. The Supreme Court has reaffirmed that the 2nd Amendment guarantees an individual the right to possess guns in the home for self defense. They Justices also stated that this right is “not unlimited” – elected officials may enact common sense gun laws to protect communities. In essence....guns are legal....and so are restrictions.

  11. OKJimm: are you referring to that decision on the Washington DC case... in. Which the leftists on the court unsuccessfully tried to eliminate the Second Amendment?

  12. Les, are you taking another sabbatical from the insanity?

    1. Yes Will I am. The insanity from both the right and the left has finally taken its toll. The desired result no doubt of their bullshit no doubt.

      Besides that I am in the final process of completing education (training) to enter the field of Personal Fitness Training and I am marketing myself for the older population (55+). In fact I a have an interview tomorrow for externship and possible employment following. This is infinitely more important than the BS occurring in blogistan Either right or left.

      Yeah, I be posting from time to time. However, my goal is to eventually establish a health and fitness sight (likely a WordPress format)that will take up the majority of my "blogging time." Perhaps if I can find a way to link the two I may.

      My focus has simply shifted to more substantial endeavors. Hopefully one that will help keep some people healthy and off the ObamaCare rolls. If you get my drift.


    2. Good for you, RN. Obamacare is an assault on the health of Americans, along with its damage in other areas (including the reprehensible provisions punishing employers who have more than 50 employees or have someone work more than 30 hours a week). You seem like a common-sense kind of guy.

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