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Dick's Sporting Store Can Sell Guns Again, Tenn. Judge Rules

Law360, New York (October 27, 2015, 2:24 PM EDT) -- A Tennessee federal court on Monday ordered the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to reinstate a Dick’s Sporting Goods store’s firearm license, concluding the company was not attempting to skirt federal law when it sold a shotgun to the wife of a man prohibited from buying guns.

Following a June bench trial, U.S. District Judge Jon P. McCalla concluded that Laura Brady bought the 12-gauge shotgun for herself for a couple's pheasant hunt and that the ATF’s contention that Dick’s sold her the gun...
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Case Information

Case Title

Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc. v. Boydston

Case Number



Tennessee Western

Nature of Suit

Other Statutory Actions


Jon Phipps McCalla

Date Filed

May 15, 2014

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