One Individual Indicted for Illegal Sale of a Machine Gun, 11 More on Gun Violations

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Eleven people indicted and guns seized in Federal case.

Columbus Phio – -(Ammoland.com)- Eleven people from the Canton area were indicted in federal court for firearms violations, including firearms trafficking, illegal sale of a machine gun and drug charges, law enforcement officials said.

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives ( ATF )
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives ( ATF )

Indicted are: Rasheed Babb, 25; Shawntez Block, 25; Andre Bowers, 41; Ikasha Clark, 38; Darnell Curtis, 39; Kamari Kidd, 21; Tae’Vontae Miles, 22; Jesse Gulley, 44; Thomas Lorenz, 60; Arthur Keeney, 28, and Sean Foster, 33.

All the defendants live in Canton except Lorenz, who is from Dover, and Block, who is from Massillon.

More from news5cleveland.com:

“The Department of Justice announced several arrests in the Canton area stemming from an indictment that includes allegations of gun trafficking.

According to authorities, eleven individuals have been indicted on charges of firearm trafficking, illegal sale of machine guns and other violations.

Authorities said they have still not located the whereabouts of Shawntez Block and are asking for the public’s help in located him.

Officials said the raids in Canton are not related to the several raids carried out by federal agents in Cleveland.

Canton Police Chief Bruce Lawver said the operation will make the city streets safer, pointing out the 16 homicides in the city this year were the most number of homicides Canton has had in one year.

“These type of cases are so important because these are the guns and individuals who have put that violence, that capability to take someone’s life on the street,” said Chief Lawver.

Kyle Walton, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the ATF Columbus Division said this raid makes a difference in tackling violence in the community.

“One gun in the hand of a person who should not have it or uses it unlawfully or uses it to harm someone else, getting that one gun off the street is one more person’s life that could be saved possibly,” said Walton.

The conference had representatives from the Canton Police Department, FBI, The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Stark County Prosecutor’s Office.”


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Rokflyer

Nothing here gun wise that impressed me. Looks like a pawn shop inventory, I couldn’t tell about the so called auto gun. I have one question, are these cops really that naive, or do they think law abiding gun owners are that stupid.

kenny

i dont see any machine guns they must have hid it being afraid it may take off nd teach some if the shot guns to be auto you no there special al by theirselfs

Wild Bill

, the “machine gun” is still at at the BATFE lab. The technicians are still working on getting it to go full auto.

Jim

Wouldn’t it be better to get the criminal off the street? The gun is useless by itself!!

Tim Cox

I’m 65 and have hunted and shot firearms for recreation from age 7 or 8 served in the Army for 32 yrs and in all that time and all that exposure I have never seen a gun on the street by itself, What do they walk around and kill all on their own, maybe they should stop slapping the hand of bad guys and sending them back on the street, that probably would save more lives. Just saying

Nobody’s fool

So, to sum up: ‘…firearms cause crime.’ (a direct quote).
‘These are not the type of guns used for deer and rabbits.” (also a direct quote)—-Even though I can plainly see 2 pump shotguns, a semi-auto shotgun, 3 single shot shotguns and a 308 rifle (legal in ALL States for hunting deer and rabbits).. I assume the Mac-10 is the “illegal” machinegun.
Conclusion: Just another dog and pony show for the ignorant masses..

Hugo

A show to justify their existence for the last year or so. What about the millions of violent crimes stopped by using guns? Why aren’t they oit there sticking guns in good people’s hands and training them? Cause they’re anti gun, anti American fags, that’s why.

Wild Bill

@Hugo, BATFE has been using the big show to justify their existence for forty years. Remember “Operation Showboat” Same deal, but that one went south.

Tionico

“One gun in the hand of a person who should not have it or uses it unlawfully or uses it to harm someone else, getting that one gun off the street is one more person’s life that could be saved possibly,” said Walton. Depends a whole lot on WHY that one person should not have it, doesn’t it? The problem is NOT that the gun is”on the streets” (a stupid statement,,,,) but that someone ov evil intent has it. Once more it ain’t the arrow, its the indian. No information on what the actual activity was that led to the… Read more »

Idadho

Interesting the Police Chief and ASAC both think a gun is a single lethality weapon. “One gun in the hand of a person who should not have it or uses it unlawfully or uses it to harm someone else, getting that one gun off the street is one more person’s life that could be saved possibly,” said Walton. I would think that one gun could be used to kill multiple people. Maybe that is based on the idea that guns shoot people rather than people shooting people. Does a gun know when it has killed somebody so it decides to… Read more »

joe martin

ATF Protecting the Public Serving the Nation. LOL!!! Yeah, right. More like, ATF screwing the public, serving their own personal interests. The photos look like a typical table at a gun show or one of the flea markets here in Arizona.

John

I’m still confused… bah

Hugo

Land of the free.

Charles Valenzuela

He meant Columbus Phucking Ohio. Darned iPad auto-correct!

Richard L

Where in hell is “Columbus, Phio ‘?

BJI

The O key is left of the P key on the same row!!!