How Some Semiautomatics Reached D.C. Streets
A fascinating and depressing story about how some semi-automatic weapons made their way onto D.C. streets. From The Washington Post: “A Lot Of Guns Still Got Away; Convictions Fail to Satisfy ATF And D.C. Police.”
The crime took place about two hours from Washington, on the outskirts of Richmond: Two masked burglars smashed into a sporting-goods store and walked away with 34 semiautomatic handguns.The two novice criminals, college-educated men who had been friends since their high school years in Greenbelt, pulled off the heist in June with plans to sell the guns for quick cash in and around the District. Federal agents and D.C. police arrested them about a week after the theft, but not fast enough to keep the guns off the market.