ATF Arrest St. Paul Man

Discussion in '2nd Amendment' started by perotter, Feb 18, 2016.

  1. Don't know if this belongs here or not. Does look like he was an undocumented dealer.

    One would think that after the ATF warned him he would have altered his life a bit.

    "A St. Paul man has been indicted on federal charges that he posed as a gun collector while using the Internet to illegally buy and resell large quantities of guns, the U.S. attorney’s office and federal authorities announced Thursday."

    "Some of the guns turned up within days at Twin Cities crime scenes, authorities said.
    Eitan Benjamin Feldman, 29, posed as a gun collector, when in fact his business involved the unlicensed sale of dozens of firearms, according to a 10-count indictment in one of the U.S. attorney’s office’s first such cases in nearly a decade."


    "After a search warrant executed on Feldman’s St. Paul home in October, the ATF served him with a written notice of unlicensed firearms dealing and warned that if he did not stop engaging in the business of dealing firearms his “continued unlicensed activity” could lead to criminal prosecution"
     
  2. planosteve

    planosteve Lifetime Supporter

    Sounds like he abused his C&R.
     

  3. undeRGRound

    undeRGRound ROLL wif Da MOLE! Supporting Member

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    Prolly hooked on that easy money... :rolleyes:
     
  4. ajole

    ajole Supporting Member

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    Do Dumb Things (Even after the ATF warned you:cool:) Win Dumb Prizes....

    Hard to feel sorry for a criminal.:rolleyes:
     
  5. Hansj3

    Hansj3 Supporting Member

    Great , a way for the unwashed masses to learn about the c&r "loophole"...

    The spin would make most 03 fflers look like lords of war.

    Never mind that a lot of the guns have hard to source ammo, are bolt action, are nottacticool in the least...
     
  6. Opps. I forgot to include the link. From the article it sounds like a C&R wasn't use and he was buying gun on gunbroker, had them shipped to a local FFL and resold them thru armslist. Doesn't look like he was a collector at all, but just a dealer in used/new guns.

    "The grand jury indictment alleges that Feldman regularly bought firearms from licensed out-of-state sellers on an online auction site, had the weapons transferred to a Minnesota gun shop where he received them, and then quickly advertised them for sale on another website that facilitates gun sales without criminal background checks."


    http://www.startribune.com/federal-...d-of-illegally-selling-guns-online/369301451/
     
  7. diamondrattler

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    I like that "undocumented" since liberals believe nothing is illegal.
     
  8. ArmyScout

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    People like this do us no favors and should be our enemy. If true, I hope they throw his arse in Jail.
     
  9. rmuniz9336

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    A warning to the wise is usually sufficient. Guess we put this guy in the idiot category!
     
  10. MXGreg

    MXGreg Supporting Member

    Did anybody notice the semi auto rifle in the article's picture? Looks like a Monkey Gun and the price of $250 seems about right.

    [​IMG]
     
  11. Hansj3

    Hansj3 Supporting Member

    My bad , after re reading I don't know how I got c&r out of that.
     
  12. Hansj3

    Hansj3 Supporting Member

    That, however is a monkey gun. Who would pay $250 for one when a 995ts is $30-50 more new
     
  13. MXGreg

    MXGreg Supporting Member

    No background check. Sounds like the guy was looking for that kind of buyer.
     
  14. undeRGRound

    undeRGRound ROLL wif Da MOLE! Supporting Member

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    New TS has been as low as $234 recently...
    But the point here is private sales, no BG Checks:eek:
     
  15. ajole

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    A criminal, or someone looking to avoid the paper trails, of course.:p
     
  16. MXGreg

    MXGreg Supporting Member

    Or...an undercover police officer.
     
  17. diamondrattler

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    Not all states. Some require background checks on private sales. Some give exemptions of the buyer has a carry permit. Others allow private sales with no background check for long guns but not handguns.
     
  18. FirearmFanatic

    FirearmFanatic "The Enabler!"

    But, that doesnt apply to back alley, wally world parking lot sales to individuals who dont give a rats hind end about any law, now does it? :confused: ;)
     
  19. undeRGRound

    undeRGRound ROLL wif Da MOLE! Supporting Member

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    There are no checks on private sales in Indy, but you are prohibited from
    selling a firearm to someone you know (or suspect) is a felon, or may be
    attempting to purchase it for illegal purposes. In other words, if you know
    they are going to use it to off their ex or knock over a convenience store,
    DO NOT SELL IT!!! :D
     
  20. planosteve

    planosteve Lifetime Supporter

    This guy was in the gun business, not legally mind you. He was buying and selling to make a profit. The ATF doesn't like that unless you follow their rules. Guy was dumber than dirt as they warned him to stop and he continued. If the ATF warns you they are probably keeping a close eye on you.