Connecticut gun store that sold rifle to Adam Lanza’s mom loses license

Posted at 12:43 PM, Apr 05, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-05 15:20:29-04

Nancy Lanza, 52, was a gun enthusiast.

(PIX11) — A Connecticut gun store that sold a rifle to the mother of Newtown massacre gunman Adam Lanza has lost its federal firearms license for good.

The store, Riverview Gun Sales in East Windsor, had its license revoked in December by the  Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives during the investigation of the Dec. 14 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the AP reports.  The shop had sold Nancy Lanza a Bushmaster AR-15 rifle, the AP reports, citing a source. It was not clear if it was the same Bushmaster used in the massacre at the school.

“It’s been revoked,” ATF spokeperson Deb Seifert told The Journal News. “It’s final at this point.”

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Nancy Lanza was Adam’s first victim, gunned down in her bed before Lanza set off to Sandy Hook elementary, where he shot and killed 20 children and six adults with a .223 caliber Bushmaster AR-15 before using a Glock  handgun to kill himself.

ATF did not reveal why it revoked the license.  The store, owned by David LaGuercia, has stayed open, selling gun-related equipment, according to The Journal News.

LaGuercia has not commented on the license revocation, but said in December that he was cooperating with investigators. “There is nothing more devastating than the loss of a child,” LaGuercia said then, according to the AP.