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Connecticut store that sold gun to Newtown shooter's mom loses license
Ny Post ^ | 4/5/12 | AP

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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KEYWORDS: banglist; becausewesayso; didntsaywhy; govtabuse; guncontrol; guns; lanza; lanzagunshop; newtown; sandyhook; sandyhookshooting; secondamendment; tyranny; undisclosedreasons
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To: Figment

“there was a video of a perp walking out with an AR and no one apparently even noticed”

In the video, the rifle he was stealing had a red tip like an airsoft rifle. I don’t really think they would leave an expensive rifle out on the counter where it would be easy to steal, but an airsoft gun might be placed where it would be easy for customers to handle.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2980136/posts

I also wonder if this guy may have been a police informant.


51 posted on 04/05/2013 6:10:04 PM PDT by FR_addict
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To: Forty-Niner

In the days after the shooting, it was reported that the stake store has lost several firearms. Don’t know if that was confirmed or not.


52 posted on 04/05/2013 6:19:33 PM PDT by matt04
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Armed slaves? Egypt got so decadent they had slave warriors. Mamluks. A guy named Baibars was one of them. Soon he was Pharaoh of Egypt.


53 posted on 04/05/2013 6:25:09 PM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: murrie

Well, I just read where Travon Martin’s family got a large settlement from the Homeowners Association where the attempted murderer was killed. And Zimmerman hasn’t even been tried.It’s happening now, not in the future!


54 posted on 04/05/2013 6:54:23 PM PDT by Quickgun (I got here kicking,screaming and covered in someone else's blood. I can go out that way if I have to)
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To: Rusty0604
"...Everyday I read something like this and think, “how can they do that?”..."

We are above the law, beyond it. We ARE the MEN IN BLACK.


55 posted on 04/05/2013 6:57:49 PM PDT by NCC-1701 (The LEFT's intolerance of the RIGHT is intolerable.)
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To: FR_addict

They got busted and lost their FFL for good reason. I know you want see a conspiracy, but it ain’t there


56 posted on 04/05/2013 7:50:50 PM PDT by Figment
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Is it time to start shooting back yet?


57 posted on 04/05/2013 8:29:15 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: matt04
This is the story: Man Charged With Stealing Rifle From East Windsor Gun Store

What needs to be said, is this Marsh character was out on *parole*; so once again, the wrong people, IMO, are being punished. Riverview may have had loosy-goosey security and record keeping, [and should be accountable for such] but this is a lesson as to how a broken justice system contributes to the gun problem....nothing of which is addressed in the Malloy Gun Bill signed yesterday.

>>without fearing the repercussions.<< Ya think?

ENFIELD — — A South Windsor man who received a suspended prison sentence and two years probation in May for stealing a dozen rifles and shotguns from a local gun store struck again Saturday, 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, Marsh attempted to steal a gun again on Saturday. This time, he 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.

During his arraignment on the new charges Monday in Superior Court in Enfield, his bail was set at $2 million and a mental health watch was ordered. His case was also transferred to Superior Court in Hartford, where more serious cases are handled. The new charges are first-degree robbery, third-degree larceny, stealing a firearm and carrying a dangerous weapon.

A police report on Saturday's incident offered no explanation for Marsh's alleged conduct, but in his earlier case he told officers he was trying to establish a gun collection.

He told police he would go to Riverview Sales in East Windsor, a gun shop, and steal rifles. First, he told officers, he'd decide on a gun to take, grab ammunition to go with it, then grab the firearm and walk out of the store. He said he frequented the store on days he knew it would be busy and that store staff would be occupied and not watching him.

"I selected the business to steal the rifles because it was so easy to walk out of the business with a rifle and ammunition and not be stopped or questioned," Marsh wrote a statement, according to an arrest warrant affidavit.

He was caught in the first case after a customer watched him carry a box of ammunition and a rifle out of the store without paying. The man thought it was odd, wrote down Marsh's license plate number, then told the store owner.

East Windsor police found Marsh at his home in South Windsor. He admitted to stealing the rifles and shotguns, as well as other thefts at the Sears, Lowe's and Bob's stores in Manchester and two grocery stores.

In his first case, Marsh was initially found to be incompetent to stand trial and was sent to a state mental hospital. He was treated and later found to be competent to stand trial.

"He said he only took what he needed so it was not that bad of a thing to do," according to a warrant. "Jordan Marsh wanted to include in his statement that he only took these items to save money and he thinks his brain injury makes him do 'crazy things' without fearing the repercussions."


58 posted on 04/05/2013 8:37:02 PM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: Figment

Yep, sadly you’re correct. See above.

Sloppy security and record keeping did ‘em in. Sorry about that; we used them frequently for FFL purchases, and their convenient location.


59 posted on 04/05/2013 8:41:01 PM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
Guilt by association.

"Sentence first - verdict afterward" (from "Alice in Wonderland")

Leni

60 posted on 04/05/2013 8:45:05 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: matt04

Define lost.... Stolen? Misplaced?


61 posted on 04/05/2013 11:36:55 PM PDT by Forty-Niner (The barely bare berry bear formerly known as Ursus Arctos Horribilis.)
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To: deport; All

If this information is true, and I say IF, it would probably constitute a valid reason to close.


62 posted on 04/05/2013 11:44:55 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: Rusty0604

>> Everyday I read something like this and think, “how can they do that?”

Jack booted douche bags killed a vet in front of his wife and kids on suspicion of... weed? The hair-trigger idiots fired 71 rounds.

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/guerena/index?tab=articles


63 posted on 04/05/2013 11:50:32 PM PDT by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
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To: Daffynition; All

Would it make sense in a gun store that it be required to release the door before customers could leave, kind of like my post office at 5:03 pm.


64 posted on 04/05/2013 11:52:16 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: Rusty0604

“Everyday I read something like this and think, “how can they do that?””

Easy. They have all the bullets.


65 posted on 04/05/2013 11:52:18 PM PDT by haroldeveryman
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To: SampleMan
ATF regulations are purposefully vague, so to mean whatever they want them to, it wasn’t hard to find a reason.

My brother had a FFL and let it go because he came to the same conclusion, and that was nearly 30 years ago. I can only imagine what a nightmare the regs are now.

66 posted on 04/05/2013 11:55:09 PM PDT by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: gleeaikin

Like most of the queries we have with this terrible massacre...we’ll probably never know what really happened.
And this Jordan Marsh connection is most puzzling. Some have theorized that he was a second shooter in Newtown.

I’m convinced we’ll never know the truth.


67 posted on 04/06/2013 12:10:05 AM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Collective guilt. Wonder how long it’ll be before it’s applied to family members.


68 posted on 04/06/2013 4:22:27 AM PDT by RWB Patriot ("My ability is a value that must be purchased and I don't recognize anyone's need as a claim on me.")
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

ATF and big brother got away with Ruby Ridge and Waco, so what do you they care about unjustly revoking some licenses. I bet if you asked them, they’d probably say he’s lucky that’s all they did.

The day is coming.


69 posted on 04/06/2013 4:34:42 AM PDT by RWB Patriot ("My ability is a value that must be purchased and I don't recognize anyone's need as a claim on me.")
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To: Daffynition

That’s an amazing account. I’ve been in a lot of gun shops and never been in one that allowed a customer to have possession of a weapon without a clerk watching his every move. When it gets crowded people simply have to wait their turn because no clerks divide their attention to more than a single customer at a time.

Allowing an environment where there is such an ability to shoplift weapons - especially rifles - shows criminal negligence IMO.


70 posted on 04/06/2013 8:08:56 AM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: rockrr

“I’ve been in a lot of gun shops and never been in one that allowed a customer to have possession of a weapon without a clerk watching his every move.”

When purchasing my last rifle, I could have swung it like a battle axe on the gun clerk helping me.

Maybe we should create a law prohibiting citizens from even touching a weapon before a background check and ten day waiting period is completed? /s


71 posted on 04/06/2013 9:29:11 AM PDT by TauntedTiger (Keep away from the fence!)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
Open a new store and transfer the inventory.

"New store, new name, same great service."

72 posted on 04/06/2013 10:27:32 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (Get armed, practice in the use of your weapons, get physically fit, stay alert!)
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Fight the Leftist Gun Grabbers.
Support Free Republic.


73 posted on 04/06/2013 10:27:37 AM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: rockrr

I agree with you rockrr. The times I’ve been in there the owner is off to the side, at his desk, BS’n with someone or
on the phone or messin’ with his dog. Not paying a lick of attention to the clientele. Based on what I’ve read and heard from others who frequent the shop ...his *style* of indifference, call it nonchalance, is what did him in.


74 posted on 04/06/2013 10:30:45 AM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: Rusty0604
“how can they do that?”

Unchecked power by consent of the ignorant and apathetic governed.

75 posted on 04/06/2013 11:05:36 AM PDT by Jagdgewehr (It will take blood.)
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To: Forty-Niner

Supposedly stolen.


76 posted on 04/06/2013 11:10:58 AM PDT by matt04
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

We know for a fact that December 14th was a very happy day for the leftist subhuman vermin.

They spent most of the day thinking about how to get away with shutting down gun stores and just about no seconds thinking about the deceased or their families.


77 posted on 04/06/2013 4:31:17 PM PDT by Wanderer99
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To: hattend

The other question: Who let someone with a rifle into the school? This school was supposed to have tight security. Too many mixed up “facts”.


78 posted on 04/06/2013 6:48:57 PM PDT by SisterK (Bill Whittle for president)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

They first came for the Jew . . .

I wasn’t a Jew so it was no concern of mine.

Then . . .


79 posted on 04/06/2013 7:19:11 PM PDT by benasawin
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

It’s the new Amerika. Land of the formerly free.
No laws required.


80 posted on 04/06/2013 7:47:17 PM PDT by MarMema
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To: Figment
OK so he had theft problems. But the real issue was the timing of the closure. If the theft problems were so serious, why didn't they act sooner?

It's still persecution by virtue of the timing.

81 posted on 04/06/2013 7:53:29 PM PDT by MarMema
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

By order of Hussein..


82 posted on 04/06/2013 9:36:13 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Constitution? What Constitution?)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
Having driven through several of the richest towns on earth the other day (Greenwich,New Canaan and Darien,CT) all I can say is that I sincerely hope that I someday see every one of those $10,000,000 homes owned by caring “progressives” crumble to dust and every one of their Ferraris turn to piles of rust.
83 posted on 04/07/2013 8:42:30 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Leno Was Right,They *Are* Undocumented Democrats!)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Also, keep in mind this is the agency that is now soliciting for a HUGE computer database of information on all the people in the country. Scary times we live in.


84 posted on 04/07/2013 9:44:29 AM PDT by lgjhn23 (It's easy to be liberal when you're dumber than a box of rocks.)
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To: Rusty0604

and the video maker ended up in jail.


85 posted on 04/07/2013 11:30:47 PM PDT by dervish (either the vote was corrupt or the electorate is)
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