Thursday, March 23

ATF revokes gun maker’s license facing lawsuit over trafficking

The nation’s gun regulatory agency took the rare step of revoking the license of an American gun manufacturer, a win for a gun control group that has dogged the company tied to illegal trafficking of the cheap guns.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives acknowledged in court Wednesday that it would revoke the license of Nevada-based JA Industries, LLC, a reorganization of Jimenez Arms, which has long garnered the attention of Everytown for Gun Safety, an organization that advocates gun control.

Kansas City filed a lawsuit against Jimenez Arms in 2020 alleging the pistol manufacturer created a public nuisance by fueling illegal gun trafficking in the city with its low quality zinc alloy pistols that can retail for $150. The family of a shooting victim also sued the company.

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