Fox News reports that a handgun purchased by George Gillett, the former No. 2 in the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives office in Phoenix was found at the scene of the murdered Mexican beauty queen, Maria Susana Gamez, last week. A semi-automatic rifle from the thousands which were funneled to Mexican cartels under the gaze of BATFE agents in the operation known as “Fast & Furious” was also found at the scene.
Gillett purchased the weapon at Legendary Arms, a Phoenix gun store. On the federal form 4473 used to buy the gun, Gillett used the ATF office address, 201 East Washington, and said “Apt 940.” On subsequent purchase, Gillett used a commercial address, that of a strip mall.
Both actions are illegal, since ATF regulations require buyers use their residential address.
Gillett didn’t respond to a request to comment for this story, though he has confirmed in other news interviews that he bought the gun, saying he later sold it on the Internet.
Yeah, but my guns, which haven’t killed anyone, are the problem.