According to members of NorthEastShooters.com, Justin Gabriel, owner of The Gun Parlor collaborated with WCVB 5 News in taking out an ammunition mail order competitor.
Apparently, the Massachusetts FFL shut down his store and range to give WCVB 5 News a set and props for their hit piece on online ammunition orders. A member on NES stated:
They allowed themselves to get used to lend legitimacy to an anti gun hit piece- that end of it is mostly guilt by association kind of thing. Even if he never once said this, the optics readout is going to be “look businblah, there’s even a gun dealer that said that people are breaking a law by getting ammo without having to show an LTC”.
The Gun Parlor is a licensed gun and ammunition dealer in Worcester. Ammunition is readily available for purchase by Massachusetts residents if they have a license to carry (LTC) or a firearms identification card (FID), which is required by law for all in state ammunition purchases. But Massachusetts residents can legally buy ammo from out of state vendors.
So the question becomes, did The Gun Parlor purposefully take part to remove a possible business competitor or did they do this in an attempt to educate the news media — and were sandbagged by the press?
Perhaps not irrelevantly, The Gun Parlor was cited in December 13, 2016 for numerous violations of Massachusetts State Laws and entered into an Assurance of Discontinuance with Attorney General Maura Healey.
[An Assurance of Discontinuance is an agreement between the suspect and the State’s Attorney General where any act or practice deemed in violation of law or policy. That the person engaging in said violation that they will not engage in such act or practice again and cooperate with the State’s AG.]
To be fair, based on the television report, that seller did ship ammunition into Massachusetts without obtaining a copy of the buyer’s FID card. A violation of Massachusetts’ ridiculous gun control regime.
In the end though, either The Gun Parlor purposefully took action to remove possible competitors or neglectfully gave ammunition to the gun grabbers. So to speak.
As we’ve seen time and time again (e.g., Firearms Trainer Pat Macnamara going on a Comedy Central anti-gun program and being quoted that he supported Universal Background Checks or the Virginia Citizens Defense League being misquoted by Katie Couric in her anti-gun documentary “Under the Gun”) the news media is ready, willing and able to misquote or mislead members of the Second Amendment Community.
To use their statements as weapons and tool against The People of the Gun and their rights in the culture war waged against us. Anyone who deals with the media should be aware, and wary, of this threat.