Skip to comments.Arizona man guilty of making ammo sold to Las Vegas shooter
Posted on 11/19/2019 2:49:04 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo
An Arizona man pleaded guilty Tuesday in a U.S. court in Nevada to illegally manufacturing tracer and armor-piercing bullets found in a hotel room where a gunman carried out the Las Vegas Strip massacre two years ago.
Douglas Haig, 57, was not accused of a direct role in the Oct. 1, 2017, shooting that killed 58 people and injured more than 850 at an open-air music festival. Prosecutors never alleged that he had advance knowledge of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
Doug had no indication whatsoever about Stephen Paddocks plans, defense attorney Marc Victor said, invoking the name of the shooter during a prepared statement outside U.S. District Court in Las Vegas. Haig declined to comment.
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Since when is it illegal to handload ammo?
Yeah, I wish they would have explained that.
Whenever the msm lynch party says so.
it’s not, you just need a type VII FFL to sell ammo. he probably doesn’t have one
Reloading and SELLING ammo requires an ammunition manufacturing licence.
Which I’m sure would come as shock to those guys at gun shows selling reloads.
According to a quick internet search you need a license from the ATF to manufacture ammo (probably with intent to sell as you dont need a license to sell pre-manufactured ammo) and you may only sell armor piercing ammo to government agencies.
“In 1986 Congress amended the Gun Control Act of 1968 (GCA) and imposed significant controls over armor piercing ammunition. The restrictions (1) prohibit the manufacture and importation of armor piercing ammunition; (2) authorize the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) to revoke the license of any licensed dealer who willfully transfers armor piercing ammunition; (3) impose marking requirements on such ammunition; and (4) require licensees to keep records of disposition of armor piercing ammunition.”
Thanks for clearing that up.
Curiously... the article mentions that the Vegas shooter handled the ammo with gloves when he picked it up and only Haigs fingerprints showed up.
If the plan was a suicide hit - why cover up your fingerprints?
The article is poorly written, but I think the crime is tracer ammunition.
The tracer and armor-piercing ammo is illegal if it sold by anyone other than an FFL dealer.
Tracer ammo is often not allowed at my range because it might cause fires. I did not know it was illegal to load it.
What’s the crime?
Keep reading the replies here.
Based on some of the comments here, it’s not illegal to load tracers, it’s illegal to sell them after you load them.
I would be interested to know how the feds defined armor piercing. There was as I recall where they tried to define a 5.56 round as armor piercing as a basis for banning it.
[If the plan was a suicide hit - why cover up your fingerprints?]
Thanks! we definitely need to get all of these unconstitutional regulations and restrictions terminated ASAP!
Besides, its so very very unfair in actual life...
I have no idea of the accurate numbers but it appears that only a very small fraction of “violators” ever get prosecuted (or caught in the first place)... but the regs “make thousands or millions of American citizens into criminals” who the govt may “go after” and “make trouble for” at any time anyone in power wishes. As Laverntly Beria, Stalin’s ruthless chief of his secret state police put it, ‘show me the man and I’ll show you the crime”.. meaning that the communists could (and did) arrest anyone they wanted at any time and then imprison or execute/murder them for any of thousands of “criminal” pretenses
this is extremely dangerous, makes a total mockery of a just legal system, and must be corrected, imho, asap.
“If the plan was a suicide hit - why cover up your fingerprints?”
Careful, your critical thinking skills are showing.
I dont know one way or the other about the legality of tracer ammo.
I also dont think it is a crime to make any kind of non-explosive rifle ammo.
Not sure about pistol ammo.
The article is written by an idiot, so I am still confused.
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