Saturday, December 26, 2015

Glad Shall Not Be Questioned Is Paying Attention

Shall Not Be Questioned points to this important news item:
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — In a Dec. 10 story, The Associated Press incorrectly reported that a gun exported by a Serbian manufacturer to a Florida-based company was involved in the Nov. 13 Paris attacks. In fact, the gun in question was not involved in the attacks and has been in Mexican government custody since March of this year, according to U.S. authorities.

The AP report was based on information from the Serbian gun manufacturer Zastava, which cited to AP an advisory from the Serbian Interior Ministry. The advisory quoted Interpol authorities as saying a gun manufactured by Zastava with a particular serial number was used in Paris. The AP story should have made clear that the connection between a Zastava gun with that serial number and the Paris attacks was based only on this advisory.

Zastava said it exported a gun with that serial number to Delray Beach, Florida-based Century Arms in 2013. According to the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the gun was received by Century and eventually sent to a federal firearms licensee in the United States and purchased by an individual in February 2014. In March of this year it was recovered at a crime scene in Mexico and is still in the custody of Mexican officials, ATF said.


Fidel said...

A "Fast and Furious" firearm?

Gladorn said...

Yeah, I want to find out how that firearm ended up in Mexico. The media needs to investigate things like this, as opposed to just acting like a gun ending up at a crime scene is just a normal thing.

(Oddly enough I think that the hoplophobes do think that guns at crime scenes are just normal things, which is one of the reasons that we can't have a reasonable common sense discussion with them.)

Clayton Cramer said...

Gladorn: They think that because they assume people like and me buy guns and suddenly change from people that pass the background check into murderers, rapists, and robbers.