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Thwarted Gun Sale

The Sixth Circuit affirmed the dismissal of claims against the FBI brought by a man who says he was unable to buy a gun after an agent told the gun dealer the government had a problem with the company he keeps and showed the dealer photos of the would-be buyer with another person of Middle Eastern descent. The seller ultimately decided he was “no longer comfortable” selling the gun.

CINCINNATI — The Sixth Circuit affirmed the dismissal of claims against the FBI brought by a man who says he was unable to buy a gun after an agent told the gun dealer the government had a problem with the company he keeps and showed the dealer photos of the would-be buyer with another person of Middle Eastern descent. The seller ultimately decided he was “no longer comfortable” selling the gun. 

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