Feds indict ammo maker who sold tracers, ammo to Las Vegas shooter
By Chris Eger
Douglas Haig, seen in a February news conference after being charged with selling armor-piercing bullets to Stephen Paddock, the gunman behind the Las Vegas massacre. (Photo: Brian Skoloff/AP)
A federal grand jury indicted an Arizona man this week for actions stemming from his connection to the gunman in the Route 91 Harvest music festival shooting, the Justice Department announced Wednesday.
Douglas Haig, 55, of Mesa, faces one count of engaging in the business of manufacturing ammunition without a license, according to the seven-page indictment. Through his company Specialized Military Ammunition, Haig manufactured and sold various high explosive, armor-piercing and incendiary ammo.
While hobby reloaders typically don’t come under scrutiny by federal regulators, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives require those who manufacturer firearm ammunition for profit to obtain a Type 6 federal firearms license while those who make armor-piercing ammo or rounds for destructive devices have to maintain a Type 10 FFL.
This week’s indictment details a list of over 400 pounds of various ammunition components and 800 rounds of completed ammunition impounded from Haig by federal authorities. These included M62 and M196 tracers, Raufoss HE rounds, .30-06 M2 AP, and others.
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