Philadelphia gun-store owner James Colosimo plans to close his decades-old shop, which has been targeted recently with antiviolence protests and federal inquiries into its business practices.
Since protests this year, the Buruea of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives has filed a notice to revoke Colosimo's federal license to sell firearms, said Colosimo's attorney, Joe Canuso.
On Tuesday, the U.S. Attorney's Office accused the store of selling 10 guns to people employees "knew or had reason to believe" were illegal straw buyers.
How common is that, do you think, the gun shop policy of turning a blind eye or actually assisting in straw purchases? Remember Iknadosian, who although eventually acquitted, was caught actually advising people how to smuggle guns into Mexico. Why do supposedly legitimate gun owners support people like this? I would think they give a bad name to the whole gun-owning world.
Do you think it's standard operating procedure for gun shops to do this, or is it a rare occurrence? Do you think Mr. Colosimo is the victim of oversealous gun control people?
What's your opinion? Please leave a comment.