No license for gun shop linked to snipers

Posted: Tuesday, September 29, 2009

SEATTLE - A Tacoma gun shop linked to the D.C. sniper case isn't getting its firearms license back.

U.S. District Judge Ricardo S. Martinez ruled Friday the government properly revoked the license of Bull's Eye Shooter Supply, where John Allen Muhammad and teen accomplice Lee Boyd Malvo obtained weapons.

Malvo and Muhammad lived in the Tacoma area before beginning a string of random sniper shootings that left 10 dead in October 2002.

A Bushmaster rifle used in the attacks was among hundreds of weapons that went missing from the Bull's Eye, which was repeatedly warned about sloppy record keeping. In another instance, the pair had a Tacoma man buy for them a .308 Remington rifle from Bull's Eye.

Malvo is serving life in prison. Muhammad is to be executed in November.

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