Las Vegas man charged with selling gun that killed Sacramento deputy last year

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  1. 4Rules

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    Charles Martin Ellis, 64, was charged with one count of selling firearms without a license and another of transferring a firearm to a non-resident, counts that could net him five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. The indictment comes about a week before the one-year anniversary of the Aug. 30, 2017, shootout that killed Sacramento sheriff’s Deputy Robert French and wounded two California Highway Patrol officers at the Ramada Inn on Watt Avenue and Auburn Boulevard. French, 52, was shot with an AK-47-style rifle round that struck his shoulder and hit his heart. Court documents filed in federal court in Las Vegas charge that Ellis sold weapons between January 2016 and February 2018 to buyers in Texas, Arizona and California. The Justice Department said Ellis bought and resold more than 250 weapons during that period, including AR-15 and AK-47-style rifles, and that the probe into his activities began after French was killed. The department also said Ellis sold weapons that were used in other crimes in California and Nevada.
    https://www.sacbee.com/news/local/crime/article217174840.html
     
  2. ChuteTheMall

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    Pretty obvious he was conducting an illegal business, just based upon quantities and locations.
    I hope idiot criminals like him don't cause the rest of us to lose our right to private FTF sales.
     
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    Sounds like they are going to put a POS away. Good. 1 down a couple of million more to go.