Man gets over 2 years for selling Shotgun

An Atlanta man was sentenced to two years and nine months in prison Wednesday for possessing and selling a sawed-off shotgun.

According to a news release from the U.S. attorney’s office of the Northern District of Georgia, 30-year-old Edward Tororis Carter sold seven guns to an undercover ATF agent, including the sawed-off twelve-gauge shotgun.

“Carter indiscriminately sold firearms to any buyer without regard for their potential use,” said U.S. Attorney John Horn. “In his quest to make money, the defendant never considered that the outcome might have been deadly.”

“An individual brazen enough to sell weapons such as a sawed-off shotgun to buyers on the street poses a clear and present danger to our community. This sentence demonstrates ATF’s continued dedication to identify these individuals and remove them from our neighborhoods,” said ATF Special Agent in Charge Wayne Dixie.

In 2014, the ATF starting investigating Carter, a convicted felon, whom they suspected was purchasing and then illegally selling guns. Between May and August 2014, undercover federal agents bought seven firearms from Carter.

One of those sales included a 12-gauge shotgun, which had a sawed-off barrel length of only 12 inches and total length of 25 inches. When selling the shotgun, Carter indicated it was “ready to go,” according to federal agents.


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  • Illumenatum

    It is against the law for a convicted felon to POSSESS ANY firearm much less engage in the selling of them. The shotgun discribed in this article is covered by the National Firearms Act and is illegal for anyone to possess unless the possessor has registered it, been approved by ATF, and paid a $200.00 tax for the item. NFA violations carry penalties up to a $10,000 fine and 10 years in prison. The sentence of 2 years, 9 months must have been a plea bargain for the convienience of the DOJ.

    • got my licence

      He must be a democrat, the reason being that a conservative would know better and democrats believe the law does not apply to them.

  • Terry Butts

    “In 2014, the ATF starting investigating Carter, a convicted felon, whom they suspected was purchasing and then illegally selling guns. Between May and August 2014, undercover federal agents bought seven firearms from Carter.”

    How did he PURCHASE them to resell?

    Existing gun laws PROHIBIT a convicted felon from even owning, buying, or possessing them much less reselling them.

    Did the ATF find the source he ILLEGALLY obtained the weapons from in the first place? or is this another case where the ATF forced a legal business to BREAK the law supplying him with them so they could follow the guns?

  • Ricarrdo estavans

    So if convicted felons are able to get firearms and other weapons shouldn’t the playing field be leveled and give law abiding people the right to protect themselves from these skumbags? Or are we to be sitting ducks?

  • Ricarrdo estavans

    I would not be surprised if the ATFE sold these weapons to make gun owners look bad.

  • equestrian_colt

    Shut the F up you Government Nazi wannabes and their anus sucking sheeple. First of all no human has a right to outlaw a gun just because they make a barrel shorter or longer it doesn’t make a gun any less or more effective a gun can kill someone period regardless of barrel length so take your idiotic power happy control freak B.S. and shove them up your anus. Second, Was this a violent felon that used a firearm in a actual Ten Commandment Crime (not a human made law which means absolute SH!t) if not you have no right taking away gun rights PERIOD. Third If he wants to sell his property this meaning a shotgun he has a right too. You don’t like it Move to Some communist/terrorist/Nazi wannabe ran country like China there you can be controlled all you like. Cause you cowards sure the F are not going to turn America that way. Fourth if someone buys the gun and commits a crime with it then they and only they get in trouble that is there doing nobody elses PERIOD.

    • blackwingA520

      I hope the criminal that purchased that easy to hide 25″ gun, robs then shoots and kills some of YOUR family members, then see if you still feel the same way.

  • Jeepdriver97

    It was a request by an undercover ATF agent to buy a sawed off shotgun that resulted in the deaths at Ruby Ridge. As the T-shirt says “Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms should be a convenience store, not a federal agency”

    The NFA of 1934 is a clear “infringement” on our God given rights to self protection as enshrined in the 2nd Amendment. The NFA was strictly a law to attack mobsters when the feds couldn’t stick any other crime on them. The CLEAR intent of the 2nd Amendment was to ensure that “We the People” had the proper arms to defend ourselves from a tyrannical government, such as we see today. And the founding fathers were VERY afraid of a standing army (as we have today) and expected the militia to be our protection against attack from without and WITHIN. The Constitution requires “re-funding’ the Army every two (2) years as a protection from keeping a standing army, but Congress just keeps on keeping on with the “continuing resolutions” (rather than a budget as required by law) and funding the army every two years.

    We need to revert back to being a Constitutional Republic by removing the oath breakers who sit in high office in the District of Corruption.

  • Harry

    Gun control does not work because convicted felons know where they can buy guns on the illegal market with no questions asked and without any background checks. All gun control laws are a clear-cut violation of the 2nd Amendment and only disarm law-abiding citizens from being able to defend themselves against tyranny and criminal attacks. I think all gun control laws should be repealed and I think marijuana should be legalized.

  • jim jones

    Don’t do the crime then bitch about the time!

  • Dannie Poe

    As a convicted felon, if he is stupid enough to deal or possess firearms he should go to prison. He is too stupid for our streets.