Skip to comments.Connecticut store that sold gun to Newtown shooter's mom loses license
Posted on 04/05/2013 2:53:11 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda
Connecticut store that sold gun to Newtown shooter's mom loses license From ASSOCIATED PRESS Last Updated: 3:05 PM, April 5, 2013 Posted: 9:15 AM, April 5, 2013 NEW HAVEN, Conn. A shop that sold a gun to the Newtown school shooter's mother has lost its federal firearms license.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives revoked the license of Riverview Gun Sales in East Windsor in December. The agency, which confirmed the revocation to reporters Thursday, didn't say why.
Authorities raided the store for undisclosed reasons shortly after the December school shootings in which Adam Lanza killed 20 first-graders and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School. He also shot to death his mother, Nancy, at their home. Authorities say he fired 154 shots with a Bushmaster .223-caliber rifle inside the school, then killed himself with a Glock handgun.
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Translation: For no legal reason.
By royal edict issued from the White House.
Everyday I read something like this and think, “how can they do that?”
They were told to close it and then to find a reason.
As most ATF regulations are purposefully vague, so to mean whatever they want them to, it wasn’t hard to find a reason.
Welcome to the fascist state.
The real reason is and always will be ... Because they can!
This is the tyranny of Procedure. The citizen (or business) must now muster the resources to fight back against the unlimited resources of government. It is the war of time and money and government has the advantage with both.
wow...is there much difference between the way the imperial president is going after gun shops and gun owners and the way hitler targeted Jewish shops and shop owners??? this is really pathetic...
Unbelievable...I hope he sues their pants off.
Sold which gun??
Punish the innocent..........
Those were good guys. I’ve bought several guns from them and was planning to go back for another round of goodies. I’ll wait to see if they reopen.
“Everyday I read something like this and think, how can they do that?”
This Regime gets away with totalitarian acts because the Congress is bought and paid for by the same people who are controlling the White House.
A shocking statement, for sure, but it is the only explanation apparent when researching who is donating big money to the GOPe and who is behind the Democratic Party and Valerie Jarrett.
East Windsor is 60 miles from Danbury. Why did she travel so far to get a gun or ammo?
Riverview Gun Sales in East Windsor is the fall guy for an agenda
You are both correct. Ask the Reese family in Deming, NM about persecution by the Feral Govt. Nobody will stand up for evil gun dealers. They could crucify them on the sidewalk out front and the MSM would not mention it. Gun dealers are Armenian Jewish Kulaks to this regime.
If you want to get a handgun there, they will make you go to class for the CCW. Even a .22 pistol.
TOTAL VINDICTIVE B.S.
All part of the Obama regime’s scheme to disarm Americans. There is no such thing as armed slaves.
My thoughts exactly, with so many rules and regulations to follow, the feds could shut down most entities anytime they want.
Really? I thought the only casings found were pistol rounds. Or do I have my school shooting mixed up?
time to lawyer up and fight.
I think you are missing the real story here. When the Gub'ment revokes your license to sell guns it means they have deemed you broke the law. This owner is in danger of being incarcerated. He's probably not worrying much about advertising.
More and more I am coming to firmly believe that all congresspersons and judges have been tainted by corruption to some extent. I can only speak from the experience of a low level bureaucrat but I can surmise from the eyes and ears of experience.
Obviously we don’t know all the facts and he may have done something illegal, but, based on the reactionary ways of this administration, I am assuming the owner is not guilty of anything other than be the unfortunate person that sold weapons to the mother.
It reminds me of Hillary promising a family member of one of the Bengazi victims that they will hunt down and punish the maker of the inciting video.
From the Hartford Courant:
On Saturday, a South Windsor man who had received a suspended prison sentence and two years probation in May for stealing a dozen rifles and shotguns from Riverview Sales tried to steal a sniper rifle from the same store, police said.
Jordan Marsh, 26, pleaded guilty May 10 to a single count of stealing a firearm and received a suspended prison sentence and two years of probation. He initially faced 12 counts of stealing a firearm and other larceny charges.
According to East Windsor police, on Saturday, Marsh grabbed a Bushmaster .50-caliber rifle from Riverview Sales valued at $5,000 and ran from the store. When store employees confronted Marsh, he pulled a knife, then fled on foot. Police officers eventually caught and arrested him.
“Police said Riverview Gun Sales had no idea the AR-15 Marsh stole was missing. Management at the store didn’t know about 11 guns that Marsh had allegedly stolen last year until they were notified by detectives,” WFSB-TV reports.
Riverview Gun Sales has had inventory issues in the past. State police raided a Connecticut home in 2007 and reportedly found a number of stolen firearms belonging to the store.
East Windsor police Detective Matthew Carl previously told WFSB-TV that at one point, the “Riverview gun store was missing upwards of 30 plus guns.”
Another thing that comes to my mind: I guess these days they can find a law that anyone has broken if they want to, Gibson Guitars comes to mind. Must be using ‘Atlas Shrugged’ as a playbook.
Hmmm... the name Bardiwell comes to mind...
That would have prevented it! /sarc.
Obviously we dont know all the facts ....
That is correct but if the shop is/was having trouble securing their inventory then that may be part of this investigation. Who knows what is the truth is at this time.
See post #26 where I found a little info about the Shop.
Unaccounted for stock. High theft rate. This was addressed some while back on FR, there was a video of a perp walking out with an AR and no one apparently even noticed
It really is frightening... Check out some of the Stossel specials.
There was this lobster fisherman who spent 6 years in federal prison for using boxes instead of bags (or the other way around) that everyone in the area used for years... And part of it was he had supposedly broken a law in a Central American country that the country admitted didn't apply to him. He lost everything.
Or how the government continues to persecute land owners who have won in federal court, but the agencies don't give a damn.
Some of these stories are really horrifying and need to be spread to the public.
But then the whole country watched with nary a peep as the federal government incinerated 50+ people, including children.
Thanks for the info.
Time to start rounding up de jewwwwwwwssssssss......(sarc)!
Well, they certainly did, and I believe he's still in jail. Of course he actually had nothing to do with Bengazi, but that's besides the point... Oh, look over there!... A shiny object!
I posted my recollection of this before I saw your post. I didn’t have the links though. I don’t think many of the posters on this thread read it or care for facts unfortunately
“Translation: For no legal reason.”
I think the NRA among many other conservative groups might find a lot of cause to advance this case.
A man is not guilty of any crime just because some loontic steals something he sold to a client and uses it to commit crimes.
If that were the case then every car dealership in America would have to be shut down.
Of all the appalling things she said during that whole fiasco, to me that was one of the most appalling. From what I remember, the victim’s father shared the same sentiment.
To #7: The difference between the “imperial president” (read as Commissar) as going after gun shop owners and the way Hitler targeted Jewish shops and shop owners” is two-fold.
1. Obama represents Creeping Communism.
2. He hasn’t made gun shop owners put Yellow No-Gun signs in their windows nor has he yet made them wear Yellow “No Guns” stars on their clothing.
But, give him enough time and that too shall come to pass.
Doesn’t the sound of “Heil Holder” sound really cool, and frightfully real?
“Of Things to Come”!
...like it was HIS fault!
Why not? I’ve traveled 150 miles before to go to a gun show.
Riverview has had some problems in the past [12/12]. I assumed those problems were resolved. Apparently not.
maybe the imperial president has not made gun owners wear yellow stars on their clothing yet but his stenographers at the gannett papers posted an interactive map of where they live in NY....just as dangerous...
This Marsh connection to Lanza is quite strange. Remember now, we’re operating *without* the state attorney’s/state police report. Everything is speculation at this point.
I sure hope this goes to court. Oh wait.. The courts are corrupt, too.
At this point, with a complicit MSM, the Obama regime could start executing Tea Party members in cold blood, and the MSM would cheer.
To #44: Good analogy. In Nazi Germany they put Yellow Jewish stars on Jewish-owned stores and then on the Jews themselves.
In America, the Gannnet newspaper puts a target sign on legal, lawful gun owners.
The same result: State Gestapo or Street Criminal Gestapo now have their targetted illuminated for them.
ONE MAJOR DIFFERENCE. Jews were not allowed to possess firearms in Nazi Germany.
So far, Americans are still allowed to possess legal firearms, but if New York, Connecticut, Maryland and Colorado have their way (and they are well on their “way”), this privilege will be taxed, licensed, and investigate into oblivion.
Just replace the Swastika (by reshaping it), and you end up with the Hammer and Sickle. Same old, same old.
Have we learned nothing from the past?
You should talk to Licensed Gun Sellers. If the ATF says you are guilty then you are guilty. They can manipulate the system to get the result they want because of the way they write the laws. Fight them and try and bring their dog and pony show out into the light and then masked gunmen kick down your doors and confiscate things and if you resist then they shoot you.
this is so not right. Is this our future? Gun gets stolen or whatever, gun gets used in a crime, and then either gun owner or seller is prosecuted? This is sooooo not right!