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Milton gun store owner says ATF ‘retaliated’ against him, store manager

| Hansen Hasenberg
A Santa Rosa County gun store owner is alleging the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) harassed him and his store manager after criticizing the agency in the past. Chris Smith, the owner of Gulf Coast Gun in Milton, says the ATF attempted to audit him for a license he had yet to use after he spoke out against ATF policies at a congressional field hearing held June 26 at the Okaloosa County Administrative Complex in Shalimar.
Chris Smith says the ATF retaliated against him for testifying in a congressional field hearing on the ATF.


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