The Responsibility and Costs of Selling a “Crime Gun”

The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on The Truth About Guns

In our Quote of the Day post yesterday, we noted the response of Tampa Arms Company owner Thom Hauser when asked about the consequences of selling a gun to someone who later uses it in a crime. He averred that where the responsibility lies in those cases is a fine line, one that prompts “difficult conversations.”

In the real world, what happens when a crime — especially a notorious one — is committed with a firearm is a little more complicated than simply assigning “blame.”

If you’re an FFL who happens to have sold a gun to someone who does something terrible with it, you’re sure to deal with a sh!tstorm of recrimination — in both your business and your personal life — even if you’ve followed the law to the letter.

Just ask people like Ed Henson of the St. Lucie Shooting Center, across the state in Florida.



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