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Connecticut Store Riverview Gun Sales Closed After Newtown Shooting

The Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has revoked the license of the gun store that sold weapons used in the deadly shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

David LaGuercia is the owner of Riverview Gun Sales in East Windsor, Conn. He was greatly disturbed to learn that guns from his store were used in the shooting. ATF agents raided the shop shortly after Adam Lanza killed 26 people at the school. It’s been reported that the store legally sold at least one gun used in the school shooting to Nancy Lanza in 2010, according to The Inquisitr.

After the shooting, LaGuercia said: “There is nothing more devastating than the loss of a child, and I am absolutely appalled that the product that was sold several years ago would be used in this type of crime … Our hearts go out to the victims’ families and, as a father of three, I know firsthand of a parent’s loss and it’s the worst nightmare.”

The exact reason why the store lost its license has not been revealed. However, ATF spokeswoman Deb Seifert did confirm that the store had lost its license as of Dec. 20 and that the time to appeal the decision had expired. “It’s been revoked. It’s final at this point,” Seifert said.

Records show that guns used in a previous mass shooting in Connecticut were also purchased at Riverview Gun Sales. Omar Thornton killed eight people and himself at Hartford Distributers Inc. back in 2010.

Sources: The Inquisitr, News Times


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