The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) have seized more than 1,000 guns at a Mesa, Arizona home. The ATF said that Robert Daly was selling handgun, shotguns, home defense rifles illegally in Nevada as well as The Land of Enchantment. Apparently, he forgot to do the necessary criminal background checks. (D’oh!) Agents said the guns were used in crimes within days of being sold. So how did Daly fly under the radar long enough to amass over a thousand weapons?
Daly is a former licensed gun dealer who let his license expire, agents said. By letting his license expire, he could sell to more people because he didn’t have to do background checks, according to investigators . . .
Investigators said that Daly would sell his guns at flea markets and gun shows across Arizona.
According to Mangan, at least 20 undercover officers purchased guns from Daly during an eight-month investigation.
And he was such a quiet man . . .
“That’s a lot of weapons,” neighbor Sheri Booth told kpho.com. “I was really shocked at first, because this is a pretty quiet neighborhood.”