SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A South Sacramento gun shop has been shut down after federal authorities arrested the owners for allegedly making homemade assault rifles.
It’s all chained up now after the federal raid, but federal agents say the machine shop was one of many places people could go to get illegal and untraceable guns.
Federal authorities say undercover photos of brothers Luis Cortez Garcia and Emiliano prove they were illegally manufacturing assault rifles in Sacramento.
“Undercover agents purchased numerous completed firearms from each of the defendants,” said U.S. Attorney Benjamin Wagner.
He laid out part of the case against the brothers and others, saying the siblings ran a so-called machine shop in South Sacramento, with the help of other locations—places where customers could buy parts of a gun, and then have them assembled.
“Sold without any firearms transaction records, without any background check, without any waiting period,” Wagner said.
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