Mount Holly, Vermont, gun dealer Bobby Richards has retained a lawyer and is considering a lawsuit over what he claims is defamation resulting from an Everytown for Gun Safety report that wrongly suggested he was selling guns illegally over the Internet.
On January 30, Breitbart News reported that Michael Bloomberg-funded Everytown for Gun Safety had issued an apology for listing Crossfire Arms in Mount Holly, which Richards owns, among other “unlicensed Vermont sellers” in a report.
Burlington Free Press reported that Richards “believes Everytown misappropriated his firm’s logo for its report and defamed him as the company’s owner.” The Everytown report presented Crossfire and Richards “as vehicles for the unlicensed sale of firearms to felons, fugitives from justice, domestic violence abusers, and other unspecified criminals.”
Richards, however, says he and his company abide by “all federal and state laws pertaining to firearms.”
Richards has retained Torrington, Connecticut, attorney Rachel Baird to review legal options.
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