Saturday, May 26, 2012

Chaparral Guns Owner Gets 5 Years

Reuters reports

Ian Garland, 52, the owner of Chaparral Guns, received the sentence from U.S. District Judge Robert Brack in federal court in Las Cruces, New Mexico, U.S. Attorney Robert Pitman said.

Brack also ordered three years of supervised release for Garland, whose shop was in Chaparral, New Mexico. He pleaded guilty in July 2011 to conspiracy and six counts of making false statements in the acquisition of firearms.

Garland is among 12 defendants who pleaded guilty to charges in the gun-running conspiracy.
The ones they catch are just a drop in the bucket. That's why we need licensing and registration to stop straw purchasing.

What do you think?  Please leave a comment.


  1. You mean like ATF selling guns to Mexican drug cartels? That kind of straw purchasing?
    And again I'll say that registration leads to confiscation like California and Canada have proven time and time again.

  2. Get used to it, Mikeb. If licensing and registration were possible in most states, it would already have come. Your side has been whining about those for decades, and beyond the few People's Republics that you already had on your side, you've got nothing to show for it. Keep up the good work.