Francisco Javier Reyes, 29, is suspected of running the underground venture while he worked for the Oklahoma anti-drug agency, court records show. He was released on bail. Neither Reyes nor his lawyer returned calls seeking comment.I don't suppose they have the one-gun-a-month rule down there. In Oklahoma they wouldn't stand for such an onerous restriction on their god-given rights. But, don't you think it would significantly slow down this kind of operation? If straw buyers are really so difficult to identify, which I don't completely believe, wouldn't it make sense to limit their purchasing power, even at the cost of inconveniencing the others?
Court papers said Reyes recruited at least two men to act as “straw buyers” to purchase .50-caliber guns and assault-style rifles for him in Oklahoma. One has not been charged, and the other has since died under circumstances that relatives said are suspicious, according to court records.
The documents said Reyes paid the buyers $50 to $100 for each gun they bought, which made him a target of Project Gunrunner, an ATF initiative aimed at gun traffickers.
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