Long-time readers might recall I have blasted Badger Guns in West Milwaukee for the way they conducted their business, and the mayhem and blood that resulted from their sales. There is no way that anyone can condone their behavior.
It must he tough for the owners of this business to sleep at night knowing the best that could be said in 2006 was a total of 1,880 crime guns recovered in Milwaukee were linked to Badger between January 2006 and Sept. 1 – or more than one a day, according to a Journal Sentinel analysis.
What is allowed to happen with Badger Guns impacts our society as a whole. If there was raw sewage being thrown into the streets by this business steps would be taken to remedy the matter. If an outbreak of a deadly communicable disease occurred within their doors the city would step in and act immediately. Therefore there is no reason that the public should need to endure the blood and pain that is caused by this business through their gun sales anymore. Enough is enough!
Badger Guns, and its predecessor, Badger Outdoors, have accounted for roughly one-third of all crime guns traced by Milwaukee police in the past four years, the data shows. No other store in the state comes close to that figure. The next closest, The Shooters Shop in West Allis, accounted for less than 3% of guns traced by Milwaukee police during the same period.
Today comes word that Bader Guns will surrender their license.
A West Milwaukee gun shop that sold firearms used to wound Milwaukee police officers and has been a top seller of crime guns is surrendering its license.
But a store selling guns will likely remain in the location on S. 43rd St. in West Milwaukee, near the border with Milwaukee. Details of that operation were not yet clear early Tuesday.
West Milwaukee Police Chief Dennis Nasci said Tuesday morning that Badger Guns owner Adam Allan recently told him he was surrendering his federal gun dealing license but would be allowed to sell guns through the end of the year. WDJT-TV (Channel 58) in Milwaukee first reported Allan was losing his license Monday night.
Nasci said he did not know why Allan’s license was not renewed. Federal officials were not immediately available.
Nasci said Allan intended to continue running a gun range, sell ammunition and repair guns from the location, but he would not sell guns. The chief said he is aware others have talked about pulling a fresh license to sell guns from that location, but he did not indicate who that would be.