Gun Shop That Sold to Lanza's Mom Loses License
ATF revoked license, no word yet on the reason
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 5, 2013 10:05 AM CDT
This undated identification photo released Wednesday, April 3, 2013 by Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, Conn., shows former student Adam Lanza.   (AP Photo/Western Connecticut State University)

(Newser) – A Connecticut 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, about 15 miles north of Hartford, in December. The agency didn't disclose why. It was first reported yesterday by the Journal News of White Plains, NY.

Authorities raided the store for undisclosed reasons shortly after the December school shootings. Around the same time, a man was arrested for stealing a rifle from the shop. Shop owner David LaGuercia has said Nancy Lanza bought a gun from him years ago, but couldn't remember what kind. Adam Lanza used his mother's rifle in the massacre.

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KimKendall
Apr 17, 2013 8:09 AM CDT
the law of unintended consequences. the entire movement against bullying could be the trigger mechanism for lanza. it breeds a sense of entitlement even though no one should have to endure bad treatment. it says the entire antigun position is false
KimKendall
Apr 17, 2013 8:06 AM CDT
government retribution is a new story. they went on a fishing expedition and wanted to used andabuse the gun dealer.
orlandojonny
Apr 6, 2013 10:30 AM CDT
Notice the eyes? How much more do you need to know about this nut?