‘This was a really tough decision.” Star Arms closes its doors after 13 years in business.


By SARA VANDEN BERGE

After 13 years of doing business in Stephenville, Star Arms has closed its doors.

“This was a really tough decision,” said owner Gary Cross. “I know how important this business was to our community and I did not want to let our customers down.”

The decision to close came days after a federal search warrant involving the ATF. The exact nature of the search warrant, however, has not been made public.

Because of the pending investigation, the Cross family told Beneath the Surface News that they cannot comment on the matter and don’t expect any charges to be filed.

Meanwhile, Star Arms has reached an agreement to sell their entire inventory of firearms and ammunition to a single buyer.

A final sale of an assortment of firearm-related accessories will be available to the public at a later date.

Cross’ daughter, Cynthia Huckabee, who has been involved with the operation since it opened, said Star Arms is working with customers who have items in the store.

“We are greatly appreciative of all the support we have received over the years,” Cross said. “I’ve been passionate about this store since we bought it, but I’m ready to scale back and spend more time with my family.”