MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota man who did not have a license to buy and sell firearms is being accused of purchasing dozens of assault rifles at local stores, then illegally reselling them online at a profit.
The man has not been charged. But in documents filed Wednesday, federal prosecutors are seeking the forfeiture of 60 assault rifles that were seized from his residences in October.READ MORE: 'It Was Just Nuts': Severe Storms Leave Residents With Damage, Debris, And Outages
Prosecutors say the man bought at least 81 assault rifles over three months, and re-sold 25 of them online.
While it’s not illegal to sell an individual firearm, it is against the law to “engage in the business” of dealing guns without a federal firearms license.READ MORE: Crews Battle Fire In Northeast Minneapolis
Prosecutors say the investigation began in October, after Mills Fleet Farm told authorities the man had made repeated firearms purchases.
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