A Biglerville gun shop owner will have a compulsory going out of business sale of sorts after a federal judge adopted the revocation of store owner Scott W. Taylor's federal firearms license.
Over the course of three years, Taylor did not keep records of more than 10,000 gun purchases and sales, and, in 2011, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives revoked Taylor's federal firearms license, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney Peter Smith.
Authorities discovered that records were not kept when they went to the store in 2010 to do a compliance inspection.
Taylor also admitted to possessing a firearm with an obliterated serial number, which he knew was illegal, and failing to report it to law enforcement, the release said.
However, he challenged the revocation, claiming he'd failed to comply with requirements because he had been ill for a period of time, and because of the loss of a co-worker and the crash of a computer system, the release said.
On Thursday, U.S. Middle District Court Judge John E. Jones, III, adopted the revocation of Taylor's license.
As a result, Taylor is no longer allowed to be involved in the firearms business, and the ATF will establish terms to facilitate Taylor's liquidation of his firearms inventory in a specified time period.