Tuesday, April 2, 2013
The former owner of Tite Group Sporting has pleaded not guilty.
A Northborough man who was the owner of the now-closed Tite Group Sporting on Hudson Street pleaded not guilty in Worcester Superior Court to charges that he sold guns illegally, according to the Worcester Telegram and Gazette. Michael A. Wheelock, 65, 34 Hudson St., Northborough, faces charges of six counts of illegal firearm sales that allege that Wheelock sold guns that were not approved by the Gun Control Advisory Board, said the Telegram. With sales that reportedly took place between the end of 2011 through spring of 2012, Wheelock's lawyer argued that he had closed the business and stopped selling the firearms. Wheelock will be back in court on May 9.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
In the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in Connecticut last week, the sporting goods chain has decided to remove guns from stores.
Dick’s Sporting Goods has removed all “modern sporting rifles” from their stores nationwide as well as all guns from sale and display in its store nearest to Newtown, Conn., in the wake of the Sandy Hook shootings last week. “We are extremely saddened by the unspeakable tragedy that occurred last week in Newtown, CT, and our hearts go out to the victims and their families, and to the entire community,” according to a company press release. “Out of respect for the victims and their families, during this time of national mourning we have removed all guns from sale and from display in our store nearest to Newtown and suspended the sale of modern sporting rifles in all of our stores chainwide," the press release said. "We continue to extend …
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
A Northbough resident and native of the United Kingdom won a civil suit against the Northborough police chief and the Cambridge police commissioner.
A federal judge has ruled it is unconstitutional to prevent a legal immigrant and resident from owning a gun, the Worcester Telegram and Gazette reported. Eoin Pryal, of Northborough, was part of a civil lawsuit filed in April filed by the Second Amendment Foundation. Pryal, who has permanent residency status, has been a resident alien in the United States for more than a year, and emigrated from the United Kingdom. Married to a US citizen, he is also a customer service representative at a "preeminent firearm manufacturer located in Massachusetts [Massachusetts Firearms School in Framingham]." According to the Telegram, Pryal is a former rifleman with the British Territorial Army and also an instructor at the Massachusetts Firearms School…