Feds raid gun parts stores despite court order
SAN DIEGO – With a federal search warrant in hand, federal agents confiscated computers, customer lists and the questionable polymer 80 percent lower receivers from four Ares Armor store locations throughout San Diego County over the weekend.
“There were women and children inside our retail establishment when the [Bureau Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosive] agents came in guns drawn,” said Dimitrios Karras, Ares Armor executive officer. “They came into our firearms manufacturing facility saying ‘arms up like they were invading Iraq.’”
The raid happened three days after Ares owner was granted a temporary restraining by a judge to stop ATF agents from searching their stores.
The ATF confirmed they were investigating the stores for federal firearm violations stemming from the sale of a new plastic version of the 80 percent lowers, which gun enthusiast use to build their own AR-15 rifles.
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