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jpak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-01-11 11:10 AM
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City mastermind of gun trafficking crew gets 12 years in the state slammer
http://www.trentonian.com/articles/2011/05/31/news/doc4...

The admitted ringleader of a gunrunning network was sentenced to 12 years in prison Tuesday for bringing at least 50 weapons into the waiting mitts of city gangsters, including the gun that was used to kill innocent Tamrah Leonard at a block party two years ago.

Trayle Beasley, 30, of Trenton, admitted April 25 he was the mastermind of the network that brought myriad guns, including a AK-47 assault weapon, from the Eastern Shore of Virginia to Trenton, Attorney General Paula T. Dow said.

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n pleading guilty, Beasley admitted that he had people in the Eastern Shore of Virginia, where he grew up, to sell or give him guns which he brought to New Jersey to sell illegally.

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He chose to deal in revolvers because they do not leave shell casings at crime scenes, said Peter Aseltine, Dows spokesman.

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gejohnston Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-01-11 11:14 AM
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1. My only issue is
Why do the locals have to do the ATF's job for them? Why isn't his ass in federal prison?
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spin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-01-11 12:17 PM
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5. The ATF is too busy allowing guns to be smuggled to Mexico...

Gunrunning scandal uncovered at the ATF
February 23, 2011 6:54 PM

CBS News


WASHINGTON - Keeping American weapons from getting into the hands of Mexican gangs is the goal of a program called "Project Gunrunner." But critics say it's doing exactly the opposite. CBS News investigative correspondent Sharyl Attkisson reports on what she found.

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In late 2009, ATF was alerted to suspicious buys at seven gun shops in the Phoenix area. Suspicious because the buyers paid cash, sometimes brought in paper bags. And they purchased classic "weapons of choice" used by Mexican drug traffickers - semi-automatic versions of military type rifles and pistols.

Sources tell CBS News several gun shops wanted to stop the questionable sales, but ATF encouraged them to continue.

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Then, Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was murdered. The serial numbers on the two assault rifles found at the scene matched two rifles ATF watched Jaime Avila buy in Phoenix nearly a year before. Officials won't answer whether the bullet that killed Terry came from one of those rifles. But the nightmare had come true: "walked" guns turned up at a federal agent's murder.

Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/02/23/eveningnews/m...



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AtheistCrusader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-01-11 11:51 AM
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2. 12 years? That's all? He'll be out in 5.
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ileus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-01-11 11:52 AM
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3. He is the nicest person
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DWC Donating Member (584 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-01-11 12:05 PM
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4. So much for gun etching +1
"He chose to deal in revolvers because they do not leave shell casings at crime scenes, said Peter Aseltine, Dows spokesman."

I'm elated he is in prison.

Semper Fi,
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spin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-01-11 12:18 PM
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6. If any crimes were committed with these weapons, he should be charged as an accessory. (n/t)
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gravity556 Donating Member (576 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-01-11 12:45 PM
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7. Dang..
I was hoping to see that the the idiots in charge of the gunwalker project were being properly locked up.
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