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Police officer bypassed laws to resell dozens of guns, prosecutors say
From Fox News:
A California police officer and spokesman used his job to bypass the state’s strict gun laws in order to resell dozens of weapons without a license, federal prosecutors said Friday.
Pasadena police Lt. Vasken Gourdikian was arrested Friday morning and charged with illegally selling more than 100 firearms between 2014 and 2017.
The weapons included some that are outlawed in California, the Pasadena Star-News reported.
Gourdikian, 48, was released on a $100,000 bond after pleading not guilty Friday in federal court in Los Angeles. His attorney, Mark Geragos, said the charges were “misguided and truly an abuse of the supposed discretion of the government.”
He has been placed on unpaid leave, the Star-News reported.
As a police officer, Gourdikian was able to purchase so-called “off-roster” handguns, which aren’t available to the public and aren’t listed in a catalog of certified handguns maintained by the state, authorities said.
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