The fact that business is thriving for these guys is testament to the fact that the customers are not the righteous law-abiding folks some people say they are. These are people, both the cheating gun sellers and the supporting clients, who have no concern for right and wrong. They selfishly perpetuate a system that does grave harm.In Indianapolis, Popguns - another top dealer of crime guns according to ATF data - had its license revoked by the agency in 2006. The business remains in operation after owner Mike Hilton's wife received a fresh license and the violations disappeared. Mike Hilton remains closely involved in the operation.
A revoked Mississippi gun dealer said he sold the store to his wife for $1 and now works for her. A dealer in Pennsylvania whose license was revoked simply started using a spare license he had acquired. And a revoked Alabama shop remains in the gun business after an employee created a new corporation that holds the new license.
They have a name for it too: "The license loophole."
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