Battle for the Border: ATF in Houston

Investigators identified 23 people in Houston who bought 338 guns. Many of them were paid $500 per purchase. Defendants told ATF agents the Zetas paid for the whole thing.

“This is a bad weapon,” said gun store owner Jim Pruett. He held a Barrett .50-caliber rifle and described it as “30 pounds of hellfire and steel.”

The rifle is powerful enough to take out targets from across the Rio Grande.

“This would shoot over a mile – further than you can see and take out the bad guys,” explains Pruett.

CHANNEL 5 NEWS asked the gun store owner if drug cartel members would use this type of weapon.

“Oh yeah, absolutely,” he said. “They got plenty of them.”


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