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5 years 40 weeks ago, 5:46 PM

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Published: March 19, 2009
A judge dismissed criminal charges against a Phoenix gun shop owner accused of supplying firearms to Mexican drug cartels. Judge Robert L. Gottsfield of Maricopa County Superior Court ruled that the prosecution’s evidence against the shop owner, George Iknadosian, was not sufficient to support conviction and that all of the gun purchases had been legal, even if weapons ended up with the cartels. Mr. Iknadosian, 47, was accused of selling more than 700 weapons to straw buyers, knowing that the firearms were bought on behalf of drug cartels. He had been charged with fraud, money-laundering and other offenses.

5 years 40 weeks ago, 6:23 PM

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Charges dropped

I wonder how much it cost him in legal fees.

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5 years 40 weeks ago, 3:34 AM

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Mexico won't release serial numbers of confiscated weapons to the BATF. Seems some 50 calibers we sold Mexico in the 90s may have ended up in the hands of cartels. Wayne LaPierre said the bulk of the cartel weapons were coming from Central America (Guatamala) South America, and the Middle East.

Feedin' the till, for the "Stimulus" Bill (since 1974)
5 years 39 weeks ago, 2:19 PM

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Jesus

Amazing. Simply amazing

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5 years 39 weeks ago, 3:24 PM

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about our guns getting down there and then won't even cooperate so we can stop it? Un fucking believable.

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5 years 39 weeks ago, 5:30 PM

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its another scam

If the dealer refuses to sell firearms he can get screwed for discriminating sales. If he sells the guns he is screwed. Go after thepeople breaking the law and kick their ass. what the fuck

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5 years 39 weeks ago, 7:25 PM

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Arizona

Man i love this state u can get away with just about anything here i could see that 1 comin from the begining.

5 years 39 weeks ago, 11:26 PM

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BATFE estimates

90 percent of the weapons used in the fighting cam from the US. Bullshit. Why would the cartels want people to buy semi auto rifles and smuggle them down here when they can get weapons from the Mexican Federal Judicial Police, local Mex cops, and other latin countries which are automatic and come with much less risk of interdiction. I'm calling bullshit on this statistic. AG Holder is trying to stir shit up and get support for the AWB. He's playing with fire.

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