Skip to comments.Jailed gun dealer family hearing scheduled for this morning(NM)
Posted on 06/14/2012 5:37:22 AM PDT by marktwain
A spokesperson for a gun dealer family jailed since last August for conducting alleged sales to straw purchasers has informed Gun Rights Examiner that a hearing involving all defendants is taking place this morning at the U.S. District Court in Las Cruces, N.M. Husband and wife Rick and Terri Reese were operating New Deal Shooting Sports in Deming along with sons Ryin and Remington when they were arrested for allegedly knowingly selling firearms and ammunition to Mexican cartel buyers.
This is the most important hearing to date, the source informed this correspondent via email. All the lawyers have filed numerous motions, the most important is that the attorneys are asking that this entire case to be dismissed."
Gun Rights Examiner first became involved in following this case in February after a report by Jeff Knox of The Firearms Coalition was published. Continued updates on the case can be referenced in the Suggested by the author link list following this report.
Whats clear from those is, the ability of this family to defend themselvesboth in terms of seized assets meaning they have no resources, and court-ordered separate legal representation making a unified legal strategy expensive and difficulthas been tremendously complicated by the government. Whats also clear is they are being prosecuted by the same branch of government that wont comply with subpoenas when its own role in allowing guns to fall into cartel hands is scrutinized. But because the government employees enjoy virtually unlimited resources along with administration and media support, none of them have been financially destroyed and are sitting behind bars waiting to hear their fate.
If after reading those entries interested readers feel an injustice is being perpetrated and wish to assist in righting it, contributions may be sent to the Reese Defense Fund, Attention Patricia
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This makes a mockery of the 5th and 8th amendments of the bill of rights.
Corrected for accuracy. His alleged crime is that he allegedly sold to the wrong straw buyers.
I’m sorry, but you would think by now everyone would know that selling weapons and ammunition to Mexican Drug cartels is strictly the job of the ATF.
...under ATF orders and direction. But they didn’t tape the interactions, the way some bigger gun dealers did, to have proof they were coerced by the ATF.
Welcome to the USSA, comrades.
I'm sure that this is what the BATFE considers 'low hanging fruit'.
People need to learn you never, ever talk to law enforcement without your attorney present. Ever. The minute Holder's ATF stepped in the door and started talking about Fast and Furious, these dealers should have said, "Let's schedule a meeting when my representation can be present to advise me."
If you don't do that, you're basically asking to be railroaded.
These people are not being prosecuted, they are being persecuted.
THIS, FRiends is the Obama administration.
I read about this family in Shotgun News
Selling guns to the cartel is a government monopoly according to the Obama administration.