Madison Heights Gun Dealer Being Sued By New York City
In a story provided by WSLS that has few details, Webb's Sporting Good's in Madison Heights is being sued for illegally selling guns. The suit rests upon the idea that the gun dealer would have to have a suspicion that guns were going to be resold. A total of 15 dealers are being sued.
A suspicion of that would be hard to prove, especially because an individual in Virginia can only buy 3 guns per month. It would be a stretch to prove that the gun dealer would have suspicions about resale if the three gun allowance was not broken.
The News and Advance further elaborates on the story:
According to a press release from the New York City Mayor’s office, 15 guns used in crimes in New York City between 1994 and 2001 have been traced back to Webb’s store.
New York authorities hired private investigators to secretly video tape purchases at the 15 stores and reportedly made one video tape at Webb's store.
Harold “Webb” Babcock Jr. claims he has done nothing wrong.