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DIY firearms – the importance of serial numbers


BUSES TO HELP ELIMINATE THE SPREAD OF THIS ILLNESS.>>>TONIGHT CHANNEL 2 INVESTIGATES THE WORLD OF DO-IT-YOURSELF FIREARMS BOUGHT ONLINE. WE SHOWED YOU LAST NIGHT HOW EASY IT IS TO GET ONE OF THESE KITS. A BUYER CAN THEN PUT THE PARTS TOGETHER, NO BACKGROUND CHECK, NO SERIAL NUMBER MEN, MAILED PACKAGES, AND A CRIMINAL ORGANIZATION IN COLOMBIA. [GUNFIRE]>>Reporter: CHANNEL 2 INVESTIGATES SHOWED YOU THE DEBATE.>>REGISTRATION LEADS TO CONFISCATION.>>Reporter: OVER UNSERIALIZED GUN PARTS AND RIVAL KITS LIKE THESE. NO SERIAL NUMBER ATTACHED, NO BACKGROUND CHECK NEEDED.>>I DON’T THINK ANY GUN CONTROL AND APPROPRIATE.>>Reporter: THE BUREAU OF ALCOHOL, TOBACCO, FIREARMS AND EXPLOSIVES SAYS SERIAL NUMBERS MATTER WHEN A GUN IS USED IN A CRIME.>>WHAT YOU HOPE FOR IS THEY’LL LEAD TO YOU THE SUSPECT.>>Reporter: FRED IS THE SPECIAL AGENT IN CHARGES OF THE ATF’S HOUSTON OFFICE.>>IT’S ALL ABOUT GREED AND MAKING MONEY.>>Reporter: HE’S TALKING ABOUT A HOUSTON MAN, PATRICK BREWER REGAN. HE WAS CONVICTED OF GETTING PAID TO BUY GUNS AND GUN PARTS, THEN SHIPPING THOSE COMPONENTS TO FICTITIOUS PEOPLE AT ABANDONED HOMES IN COLOMBIA. ANOTHER MAN, NICHOLAS, GOT PROBATION FOR BUYING GUNS FOR REGAN.>>THIS IS THE ENTIRE TIMELINE OF PURCHASES AND FLIGHTS, EVERYTHING.>>Reporter: THIS SHOWS YEARS WORTH OF GUN PURCHASES AND FLIGHTS TO COLOMBIA. REGAN FLEW TO COLOMBIA TO AAS MANIBLE THE WEAPONS — ASSEMBLE THE WEAPONS FOR A CRIMINAL ORGANIZATION FEDERAL OFFICIALS WRITE THEY WOULD KILL LAW ABIDING CITIZENS>>HE MARRIED A COLOMBIAN NATIONAL SO HE WAS VERY FAMILIAR WITH THE COUNTRY.>>Reporter: HE SAYS 125 GUNS MADE TO IT CHOM ABOUT — COLOMBIA. THE ATF WAS ABLE TO STOP ANOTH 32. SERIAL NUMBERS WERE KEY TO THE CASE, EVEN THOUGH AGENTS SAY REGAN TRIED TO OBLITERATE SOME OF THE NUMBERS. WITHOUT THOSE NUMBERS –>>WE WOULD HAVE BASICALLY BEEN AT A STAND STILL BECAUSE WE

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