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Gun control group suing Gander Mountain
Rochester, N.Y. - Gander Mountain, the store where Dawn Nguyen illegally purchased guns for William Spengler, is facing a lawsuit from a gun control group, the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence.
The Brady Center is filing on behalf of the families and victims of the West Webster shooting on Christmas Eve 2012.
The lawsuit against Gander Mountain is for its involvement in the illegal purchase of guns and asks the company to change the way that it trains employees in gun sales.
The Brady Center thinks that a change to current business practices could help prevent people from buying guns for those who are not allowed to have them.
The Brady Center believes that Gander Mountain should have known that Nguyen was making an illegal gun purchase for Spengler.
-UPDATE- Gander Mountain provided the following statement to 13WHAM News.
"The men and women of Gander Mountain continue to express deepest sympathies for the victims of the tragedy, and for their families. Gander Mountain has been forthcoming, cooperative and helpful in the investigation of these crimes. Store records and law enforcement have confirmed that the firearms in question were purchased with all proper documentation and in compliance with all local, state and federal regulations. The individual who purchased the firearms intentionally deceived Gander Mountain, was tried for her crimes, was convicted and is currently serving a significant prison term.Gander Mountain, as a member of the National Shooting Sports Foundation, is renowned for its commitment to safety, its respect for the law and its good standing in the outdoor sporting community. We will vigorously defend ourselves in this matter."
-Statement from Gander Mountain