Thursday, June 11, 2009

Straw Buyer Purchased Cop-Assault Weapon

Surprise, Gomer.

A 21-year-old man has been charged in federal court with buying a gun that police say was used by another man to shoot two Milwaukee police officers, according to court records.

Jacob D. Collins of Milwaukee bought the .40-caliber Taurus pistol at Badger Guns in West Milwaukee in early May, then sold it to Julius Burton, 18, according to a criminal complaint. Burton has been arrested in the officers' shooting but has not been formally charged. The district attorney's office is reviewing the case.

Collins admitted to investigators that he lied when he signed a form at Badger saying he was the actual buyer of the gun, the complaint says. Collins said he bought the gun knowing he was going to sell it to Burton for $40, it says.

Something else: a brand new .40 semiauto costs a HELLUVALOT MORE than $40.00, and used .40s are at least $300.00.

There's more to this story, and I smell drug dealing.

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