The terribly under-resourced and under-staffed ATF makes these occasional busts, imagine what's out there. Imagine what they don't have the manpower to uncover.Edward Borra, owner of Ed's Firearms on 429 Mountain Ave. in Berthoud, was indicted on Aug. 20 and arraigned in U.S. District Court in Denver on Monday. He was charged with nine counts of supplying a firearm to a felon and three counts of receipt or possession of an unregistered firearm.The indictment alleges that Borra knowingly sold and disposed of firearms and ammunition to people convicted in a court of crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year. Nine occasions stemming from May 21 through Aug.10 were detailed in the court documents.The indictment also alleges that Borra was in possession of a multitude of shotguns that were not registered to him in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record.Ed's Firearms was closed on Friday, with merchandise cleared out of the store.
What do you make of those shotguns? Does that mean he received them from some other source than a bona fide gun manufacturer? What could that be?
What do you think would motivate a licensed FFL guy to sell guns to convicted felons? Surely there's enough business out there among the legitimate buyers. What do you think?
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