Giragosian owned PSMG Gun Co., a gun shop in Arlington, Massachusetts. In January 2007, Giragosian was training a customer to use a handgun when the customer committed suicide by intentionally shooting himself in the head. The Arlington Police Department conducted an investigation that day and concluded that Giragosian was not at fault for the customer's suicide. Nevertheless, Arlington's Chief of Police, Frederick Ryan, suspended Giragosian's state firearms license pending further investigation by the Arlington Police Department and the Middlesex County District Attorney's Office.
The Arlington Police Department also contacted ATF to request that ATF conduct an inspection of PSMG. Bettencourt was the ATF investigator assigned to Giragosian's case. Before conducting the inspection, Bettencourt reviewed ATF records concerning Giragosian's federal gun license and ascertained that the ATF had not conducted an annual compliance inspection since 1996. Bettencourt called Giragosian to set up a time to conduct an inspection, and the two agreed to meet at Giragosian's gun shop on January 31, 2007.
Judge(s): Boudin, Howard, and Souter
Jurisdiction: U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
Related Categories: Civil Rights , Constitutional Law
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|Dean Carnahan||Law Offices|
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|Dina Chaitowitz||U.S. Department of Justice|
|Carmen Ortiz||U.S. Department of Justice|
|Michael Sady||U.S. Department of Justice|