Enforcement

OC Register: 7 Men Land Federal Charges for Illegal Gun Sales

10/16/2019
 

Here's a reminder that extremists who advocate an absolutist "shall not be infringed" approach to the second amendment argue that, even if guilty of the alleged crimes, the men referred to in this article should be unrestricted in owning guns. From the OC Register:

"An investigation into illegal gun sales in Orange County has resulted in the arrest of six men, the confiscation of nearly 70 firearms and the seizure of 1.3 pounds of methamphetamine and more than 2,000 rounds of ammunition, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced on Thursday.

A newly unsealed indictment accuses seven men of being involved in a conspiracy to deal firearms without a license, including “ghost guns” that bore no serial numbers.

Six of the men have been taken into custody, federal prosecutors said, while a seventh was being sought by authorities.

Prosecutors allege that Pedro Javier Villalobos, 22, of Santa Ana would arrange the sales with customers.

Villalobos would then “enable” others – including Michael Rivera Delgado, 38, and Rosember Jimenez Jr., 29 – to actually carry out the illegal gun sales, prosecutors said. In return, prosecutors allege, Villalobos would receive a fee for brokering the sales.

In one instance, according to the indictment, an undercover agent posing as a buyer made a deal to buy a Mossberg shotgun, a tactical rifle and an AR-type rifle bearing no serial numbers for $4,800.

Others arrested as part of the investigation illegally possessed firearms and ammunition, the indictment alleges."

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