(CN) – Shawano Gun and Loan may have reached the end of the line in its effort to keep its federal firearms license after the 7th Circuit refused to stay its ruling pending an appeal to the Supreme Court.
Shawano lost its license after federal inspectors found missing paperwork and evidence that the shop was selling guns to straw buyers. The infractions were repeatedly discovered during each of the three inspections conducted in 1999, 2002, and 2007.
The 7th Circuit affirmed the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ decision to revoke the license.
In a one-sentence opinion, the appellate court declined to stay its order.
Raymond Dall’Osto, the store’s attorney, claimed that his client could not appeal to the Supreme Court because it will be unable to remain in business.
However, Shawano may continue to operate if owner Timothy Backes follows through on his plan to transfer the operation to his nephew, wiping the slate clean.