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A Nevada male used Snapchat to marketplace bootleg weapons to buyers in California, according to a new report.
Anthony Reed, 22, used a amicable media height to uncover a guns to intensity buyers, during slightest adult until one of his posts was seen by an clandestine ATF agent, The Guardian reported.
One post reportedly shows Reed drumming a lady on a bum with a tub of a gun with a high-capacity magazine.
Reed, his roommate and his roommate’s hermit purchased hundreds of semi-automatic handguns in Nevada, that does not need credentials checks or record-keeping for private celebration sales, according to sovereign authorities.
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A Nevada proprietor was destitute for regulating Snapchat to marketplace bootleg weapons to buyers in California.
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The guns were smuggled to Oakland, Calif., where friends of Reed stored them while they were being marketed on Snapchat, authorities said.
From Jan to Nov 2018, a clandestine ATF representative reportedly paid some-more than $30,000 for 35 guns, including some Glocks and supposed attack pistols with large-capacity magazines that are criminialized in California.
Snapchat does not concede a promotion or sale of firearms on the site, and it works with law coercion to examine any Snapchat user that violates the rules. However, investigators pronounced it has been used by other traffickers before.
A series of reports have shown that other platforms, including Instagram, are being used to marketplace or sell firearms.
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