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On tonight's Civil Rights Roundup, NRA Deputy General Counsel Stefan Tahmassebi joins Cam Edwards by phone to discuss the case of John Shipley, whose gun-collecting hobby now has him facing criminal charges. Shipley, an Army veteran and FBI agent, buys guns and frequently resells them in order to keep his collection up to date. When a gun that he sold ended up involved in crime in Mexico, Shipley's house was raided and his 28 firearms seized by Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) agents. He is now facing charges of acting as an unlicensed seller of firearms.