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ATF Closes Nashville Gun Shop

The Tennessean:

On Dec. 1, Gun City’s federal firearms license was revoked after years of regulatory violations, barring the store from buying, selling or repairing guns. The store had challenged the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ revocation, but a federal judge in October denied its appeal.

“Their license expired, or was revoked, effective at the end of November,” said Richard Gardiner, a Fairfax, Va., attorney who represented Gun City in its appeal. “They can sell ammunition still. They can run the range. They can sell clothing and scopes and any accessories.” Owner Cindy Arp could not be reached for comment on the store’s future.

Paperwork violations, it looks like. I wonder if the violations are the serious kind or the failing to dot i’s kind?

9 Responses to “ATF Closes Nashville Gun Shop”

  1. John Smith. Says:

    I know that gun shop. It is near the recruiters office and the new vandy rehab center… Was not a big fan of the place but it was good for shooting.

  2. Weer'd Beard Says:

    Meanwhile the Bradies, and the Joyce Foundation (including their board member in the White House) keep saying that the Cartels and gangs are buying their guns from corrupt FFLs.

    Either BATFEIEIO has a crooked agenda, or, more likely, the anti-freedom pro-ignorance people donít have a leg to stand…

  3. wildbill Says:

    Good. I heard years ago that they were big backers of Klinton’s effort to take FFL’s from hobbiests so they could increase their profits by not having to compete with the guy buying guns for himself and his friends at cost.

  4. wizardpc Says:

    Everyone in Nashville knows that shop is crooked.

  5. Lyle Says:

    “I wonder if the violations are the serious kind or the failing to dot iís kind?”

    Who cares? The main point is that businesses should be spending their time doing paperwork for useless bureaucrats instead of doing business.

    What part of the second amendment requires paperwork?

  6. Dan Says:

    I got hit by a small piece of debris from one of the rounds I shot there a few years back. It was pretty bloody. But yeah, there are a lot better and cheaper places to get a permit than this place. Their guns, when they sold them, were very over-priced.

    Aside from that, the sales people were nice.

  7. wolfwalker Says:

    “I wonder if the violations are the serious kind or the failing to dot iís kind?”

    From deeper in the article:

    “The license revocation came after years of regulatory problems dating to 1999. The ATF said the store failed to document the sales of more than 1,000 guns and a handful of background checks and instances of multiple firearms sales, and it did not complete other required paperwork.”

    Assuming the ATF droid was telling the truth, that sounds like a lot more than “failing to dot i’s” to me.

  8. Ron W Says:

    And there are STILL legal private sales available for those who would rather not waive their 4th Amendment rights with ATF paperwork and be “secure in their persons” when purchasing a self-defense “effect”. Just watch your local advertisement circulars.

    I wonder if the ATF spends as much time on the “A” and the “T” as they do the “F”? In accordance with the 10th Amendment, the whole agency should be abolished and re-assign their agents to a specific Constitutional duty (Article IV, Section 4) i.e., the Border Patrol and give them free exercise of their powers where they can do us some good!

  9. Ian Argent Says:

    @RonW: The feds are (even without the 16th amendment) allowed to have and enforce excise taxes, see Whiskey Rebellion. Bump them back to Treasury, and make them go find a lawman when they want to arrest someone for failure to pay taxes.

    Given that Pittman-Robertson is probably a constitutional excise tax, and that the vast majority of firearms sellers will always be participating in interstate commerce, the federales can regulate them under even a strict reading of the Commerce Clause, because the stores will be collecting a federal excise tax.

    That having been said, does the A and the T in BATFE get the kind of “robust law enforcement” by federal agents at the retail store level (not moonshining or ciggy smuggling) that the F and the E do?