Skip to comments.Major Connecticut Gun Center Changes Rules on Sale of 'Assault Style' Rifles
Posted on 01/08/2013 3:41:32 PM PST by matt04
Hoffmans Gun Center and Indoor Shooting Range has a new policy on assault rifles in the wake of the Sandy Hook tragedy, a change that has ignited a storm on Facebook.
The Newington store, whose motto is Guns for the Good Guys, announced late last week on Facebook that Hoffmans Gun Center will require a Connecticut state pistol permit to purchase assault style center fire rifles.
Thats instead of the previous policy of selling a weapon like an AR-15 or Bushmaster .223 (used in the Newtown slayings) pending a two-week background check.
The move set off a torrent of reaction on Facebook, ranging from some support of the change to charges of capitulation to gun grabbers, scorn about whether it will have any effect and charges it was being done for business reasons so that such weapons wont have to sit for two weeks pending background checks that may not pan out.
Later Friday, the high-volume stores Facebook site posted a further clarification saying, Active Military, Ct Hunting License & law Enforcement will also be accepted.
Owner Scott Hoffman was out of town and unavailable for comment, but General Manager Dave Cavedon said, What were doing is, were just kind of upping the standard (so) that theres a double-check system out there. Because if you have a hunting license or a pistol permit to make that purchase, those both can be immediately revoked if youve made some unhealthy choices, so to (speak).
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Judging by the posts on their FB page, they have pissed off almost ever gun owner in CT.
The best response is to turn their business into a ghost town.
Folks, this is just the beginning.
Sounds like doing business with Hoffmans Gun Center is an “unhealthy Choice”.
This policy change would have done nothing to stop the Newtown shooting. He already was declined when he tried to legally buy a gun the week before by the current system. He then decided to steal a law-abiding gun owner’s guns and commit mass murder.
This would not do anything.
I doubt it will stop any future shooting. Criminals do not go to legitimate shops and they wouldn’t have a valid pistol permit. Straw purchasers are always a problem but they are criminals by their actions.
Gee, I wonder how we can kill our business before Obamacare kicks in................ I know, lets make it harder to sell our products and go way beyond our competitors.
Let the owner know why:
The unhealthy choices would be buying from them.
They should just close the place down.
Helping the gun grabbers make their point is not going to be good for business.
These idiots already have a TWO-WEEK background check! Do they honestly think forcing people to have a "pistol permit" will really make a difference?
I don’t live there, so the chances of my ever buying anything from this establishment is nil. If I lived there, though, they wouldn’t see a dime of my money and I would tell others to avoid it.
“... like an AR-15 or Bushmaster .223 (used in the Newtown slayings) “
I GUARANTEE the ‘journalist’ who wrote this doesn’t know the difference/ relationship/ between the term AR-15 and a Bushmaster .223
I bet he/she/it thinks AR stands for AUTOmatic rifle.
I’ve met more than one that believes it stands for “Assault Rifle.” No amount of evidence will change their view.
Maybe he should go back to Germany and open a store there.
Yep. Just say no to Hoffman’s.