Gun Collector Convicted For Illegal Arms Dealing

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On tonight's Civil Rights Roundup, NRA Deputy General Counsel Stefan Tahmessebi provides an update to the case of FBI agent and disabled Army veteran John Shipley, accused of acting as an unlicensed firearms dealer. Shipley collected guns and often sold unwanted firearms, but a gun that he sold to a former sheriff's deputy ended up in the hands of a Mexican drug gang. Although Shipley was not to blame, agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated his collection, and Shipley was charged for acting as an unlicensed dealer. Tahmassebi now reports that Shipley has been convicted on all charges, despite clear evidence that he bought and sold guns only for personal enjoyment. The NRA will assist him in appealing the guilty verdict. Originally aired 5/19/2010.