Grass Valley man sentenced to 5 years for trafficking ‘ghost’ guns

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  1. 4Rules

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    A Grass Valley man was sentenced to five years in prison Friday by a U.S. District Court judge for the unlawful manufacturing and dealing of “ghost” guns, according to the federal Department of Justice. Michael Paul Grisham Smith, 44, was arrested earlier this year after contacting a firearms vendor on the darknet, a part of the internet accessible only through specialized anonymity-providing tools, seeking to sell AR-15-style firearms without serial numbers, a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office said. The vendor on the darknet turned out to be an undercover law enforcement agent working for Homeland Security Investigations. Between Dec. 1 and Feb. 15, Smith manufactured and sold eight AR-15-style firearms without serial numbers to the undercover agent in exchange for payment in bitcoin.
    https://www.sacbee.com/news/local/crime/article218864215.html
     
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    Bitcoin? I would demand actual gold. Thats just how I am.
     
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    No sympathy from me. He KNEW that activity was illegal and even advertised his wares on the "Dark Web" to conceal his identity.

    Dumb Butt! Hope he enjoys his vacation!

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    Stupid is as stupid does.

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    It will probably turn out to be that he was selling unfinished 80% lowers....

    They will establish it as intent to give others firearms, or some such crap...
     
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    Let's not forget that EVERY article in 2018 media is a lie or laced with lies! Those buggers don't know how to tell the truth or to relate facts as they really happened!

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    While I'd not dare to gainsay you about some of the laughable lack of details and accuracy in many mainstream news articles about alleged firearms crimes nowadays, when the feds get involved it's not unknown for them to put a respectable effort into how they craft their public information release info about simple things like charges. Not hard for them to do, since they can simply lift from their reports and case info, and US attorneys like to keep things simple. (We're talking nuts and bolts criminal charges, not any greater political agendas.)

    This older article also has info about another, similar case.

    https://www.sacbee.com/news/local/crime/article203008699.html

    Guess the feds have been busy in the general Sacto to Grass Valley area this year.

    It's easy to catch the less smart ones, too.