Posted September 22, 2015 6:00 pm by Comments

By Robert Farago

Antonio Himontis and Thomas Weber (courtesy newyork.cbs.local)

“Two New York men are accused of selling untraceable firearms known as ‘ghost guns’ to undercover investigators,” ny.cbslocal.com reports. NY AG Eric Schneiderman is pleased. “Ghost guns represent a new, dangerous frontier of illegal firearm trafficking — the creation of homemade, completely untraceable, military-grade firearms. It does not matter if you build it yourself or buy it off the street corner — an illegal gun is an illegal gun, and we will prosecute you to the fullest extent of the law.” Fair enough? I’m not so sure . . .

As far as I’m concerned, police “stings” are inherently unreliable. The big question: would Thomas Weber and Antonio Himonitis [above] have manufactured and sold the guns if the cops didn’t encourage/entice/trick them into doing it? The operative word here is “entrapment.” Wikipedia:

In criminal law, entrapment is a practice whereby a law enforcement agent induces a person to commit a criminal offense that the person would have otherwise been unlikely to commit. It is a conduct that is generally discouraged and thus, in many jurisdictions, it is a possible defense against criminal liability.

Doesn’t sound very good, does it? I mean the bit about …read more

Source:: Truth About Guns

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