In what appears to be a loophole in federal gun purchasing laws, a man bought a black powdered .44 cal. pistol and loading kit from Cabela and later murdered someone. The shooter, Paul Claren, was a man with a violent history and felony convictions, yet the sale of a black powder weapon is not prohibited by federal law, though it was prohibited by state law.
The family of the victim, Bryan Galliher, is now suing Cabela and its parent company, Bass Pro Group LLC, for damages when the corporation violated state law. More