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ATF, SWAT raid gunsmith’s home in ‘ghost gun’ case: Report


American Military News by Timothy Frudd April 17, 2024

In a recent podcast interview on Jeff Charles’ “A Fresh Perspective,” 52-year-old Dexter Taylor explained that he is facing prosecution for purchasing multiple firearm parts online with his credit card to construct his own guns as part of his gunsmithing hobby.

The 37-count indictment included multiple charges of second, third, and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, as well as charges for the criminal possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of pistol ammunition, and prohibition on unfinished frames or receivers.

Taylor’s lawyer explained that while judges have dismissed “defendant’s Second Amendment claims” in similar cases because the defendants did not apply for a license, it would have been “futile” for Taylor to apply for a license since he had “less than four percent chance of getting a gun license” due to New York’s strict gun control legislation.



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