Local Gun Shop Losing License To Sell Firearms

Posted at: 02/27/2013 1:35 PM

http://www.hart-bros.com/home.aspx(ABC 6 News) - There are changes coming to one of southeastern Minnesota's more well known gun shops.

On March 9th, Hart Brothers’ Weaponry in Albert Lea is relinquishing its federal license to sell firearms.

It follows a federal audit that began in 2011.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms discovered some paperwork errors it called “willful”.

But the gun shops' owners say they were simple human errors.

“We didn’t stamp some of our forms” owner Milan Hart told ABC 6 News. “Where it says ‘certification date’, which most people don’t know what it is, somebody put their birth date there, we didn’t catch it.”

The gun shop, which sells nearly 5,000 guns a year, will be allowed to sell its current inventory.

That could take two years.

Owners Milan and Elaine Hart tell ABC 6 the shop will remain open and will still be allowed to sell ammunition, gun parts and supplies. They say they might also expand to include archery supplies.

The story tonight on ABC 6 News at 5.