Newsnews

Fri Sep 6, 2019, 05:22 PM

Gun Used in Texas Shooting Was Illegally Manufactured and Sold: REPORT



Authorities believe the gun used in the drive-by shooting in Midland and Odessa, Texas this past weekend was illegally manufactured and sold by a Lubbock, Texas man, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.

The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is currently investigating a man who they believe illegally manufactured and sold the AR-15-style rifle that Seth Ator used to kill seven people and injure 22 more on Saturday, before he was shot and killed by police.

Ator, 36, had previously attempted to purchase a gun from a licensed seller in January 2014, but failed the requisite background check because he’d been declared mentally unfit by a local court. A nationwide criminal-background check identified the court order and prevented the purchase, according to local authorities.

If Ator did in fact purchase the weapon through a private transaction, its seller was under no obligation to conduct a background check, but could be held criminally liable if evidence emerges that he knew his prospective customer came to him due to a previous background-check failure.

https://www.nationalreview.com/news/gun-used-in-texas-shooting-illegally-manufactured-sold-report/

Sorry Libs,

4 replies, 173 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 4 replies Author Time Post
Reply Gun Used in Texas Shooting Was Illegally Manufactured and Sold: REPORT (Original post)
Gunslinger201 Sep 6 OP
oldenuff35 Sep 6 #1
Gunslinger201 Sep 6 #2
oldenuff35 Sep 6 #3
Bored er collie Sep 6 #4

Response to Gunslinger201 (Original post)

Fri Sep 6, 2019, 05:26 PM

1. It is legal to build a firearm for yourself but you can not sell it, give it away.

You can not even leave it to your kids when you die.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to oldenuff35 (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 6, 2019, 05:30 PM

2. That seems like a reasonable Policy



I am sure I would Buy from a Licensed Dealer/Gunsmith

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Gunslinger201 (Reply #2)

Fri Sep 6, 2019, 05:36 PM

3. maybe not 80% of the time. I feel the need to keep my safes more transparent than that.

Sometimes when I open the doors I could swear I see ghosts.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to oldenuff35 (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 6, 2019, 06:37 PM

4. Yes and no

There are a bunch of ATF regs on building firearms and transferring them at a later time.

Not going to waste the bandwidth to post it all here, but the ATF site is a decent place to start the process.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Newsnews