Gun Store Owner In Dispute With ATF

Updated 8 months ago

SANFORD, Maine (AP) — The U.S. wants to revoke the license of a Maine gun store owner who refused to allow a federal agent to copy records during an inspection last year.

Phil Chabot, owner of Pac N Arms in Sanford, was issued a notice of revocation in February by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

The bureau got a warrant to search Chabot’s store in February. Court records indicate he’s suspected of making illegal “straw sales” — sales through an intermediary — to a convicted felon.

Chabot in a letter to U.S. Sen. Susan Collins said the ATF’s review of his records is “a thinly-veiled attempt to create a registry of my clientele.”

Chabot’s lawyer tells the Portland Press Herald her client hasn’t been charged and she has not seen evidence against him.

 


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