NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A Brooklyn man illegally sold assault-style rifles out of his family’s townhouse, state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Tuesday.
As WCBS 880’s Alex Silverman reported, Hannibal Smith, 29, of Park Slope, had a Federal Firearms License, which permitted him to sell gun parts — such as triggers and magazine attachments — outside New York City. Instead, he acquired fully assembled and operable rifles and sold them through his online store, Brooklyn Firearms, Schneiderman said.
Smith was charged and arraigned in Brooklyn Criminal Court on Tuesday on three counts of felony weapons charges. If convicted, he faces up to 21 years in prison.