Friday, October 28, 2022

Why Private Party Sales Need to be Tightly Regulated

 10/28/22 Channel 6 Philadelphia:

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- A deputy with the Philadelphia Sheriff's Office has been arrested and charged with trafficking and selling guns, according to the United States Attorney's office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Samir Ahmad, 29, of Philadelphia, was taken into custody on October 19 by federal agents.

Court documents say two of the firearms Ahmad sold on Oct. 13 were traced by law enforcement as being used in a deadly ambush shooting after a football scrimmage at Roxborough High School two weeks earlier.

The Sept. 27 shooting killed 14-year-old Nicolas Elizalde of Havertown, Pa. and left four other teenagers wounded.

/sarc.  Police not obeying the existing private party sale law makes the whole idea non-functional. 


  1. He isn't charged with simply "selling guns" - he's charged with selling a firearm to a prohibited person. That's an important distinction, thank God.

  2. So they're blaming the accused for the misuse of the guns perhaps before he got them?