(AP) — A North Texas man has been sentenced to 6½ years in federal
prison for illegally making hundreds of firearms — some of which ended
up in Mexico.
Gary Busby was sentenced Friday during a federal court hearing in Dallas.
had been convicted in March on one count of conspiracy to manufacture
firearms without a license and four counts of structuring financial
transactions to evade reporting requirements.
say that between 2010 and 2011, the 65-year-old Busby — from Flower
Mound near Dallas — manufactured hundreds of AR-15 and AK firearm
receivers into fully functional firearms.
say they found about 50 of these weapons — some recovered while being
smuggled into Mexico and the rest recovered by Mexican authorities.