May 27, 2006

Trader Sports Loses Court Appeal - Ordered to Close June 2

Trader Sports lost an appeal of the ATF's decision to revoke its licence in a decision by Chief U.S. District Court Judge Vaughn Walker on May 25, 2006. The judge said that Trader Sports was unlikely to prevail and failed to adequately dispute ATF claims.

The inital date for closure of the store was June 1, but the judge allowed for one extra day so that the owner, Anthony Cucchiara could appeal to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

According to Assistant U.S. Attorney Jonathan Lee, Trader Sports has failed to account for 1,700 firearms, was unable to properly help the ATF trace guns found at crimes scenes 19 times, and guns it sold showed up at crime scenes about once a week for two years.

San Francisco Chronicle article

Posted by Mike Katz-Lacabe at May 27, 2006 7:52 AM | TrackBack
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