Paper Makes Big Deal Out Of The Handful Of Gun Shops Hammered By ATF
By Tom Knighton
If there were one business I didn’t want to get into it would be opening a gun store.
Don’t get me wrong, I love guns and I love shooting. It would be a lot of fun to be around firearms all day long and talk about guns with all kinds of people.
The problem is that the paperwork required by Uncle Sam is a pain. Further, screwups can cost you your FFL and possibly land you in prison, all for clerical screwups. Further, when it’s presented to the public, it’ll be impossible for anyone from the outside to tell if you’re getting in trouble for a paperwork error or whether you did everything you could to arm terrorists and gang members.
Then, of course, you have the San Francisco Chronicle ready to lament a whopping six gun stores in Northern California getting smacked by the ATF.
But records recently released by the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives show there’s more to the story than many — including Farrell, now San Francisco’s mayor — realized.
Just months before the closure, ATF officials found that High Bridge Arms had violated 10 federal gun laws, including allegedly selling a firearm to a …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms