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Victoria gun store owner indicted

By Victoria Advocate
April 9, 2014 at 5:03 p.m.
Updated April 8, 2014 at 11:09 p.m.


A Victoria gun store owner was indicted Wednesday in federal court for not registering certain weapons in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record.

Garrett Riedesel, whose age was not available, was charged with possessing a Remington Model 870 Express 12-gauge shot gun with a 71/4-inch barrel, a Savage Arms (Stevens) Model 940D 20-gauge shotgun bearing no serial number with a 9-inch barrel, a Winchester Model 1200 20-gauge shotgun with a 13-inch barrel and a Marlin Firearms Glenfield Model 30 .30-30-caliber rifle with a 131/4-inch barrel March 13.

Short-barreled rifles and short-barreled shotguns are among weapons that must be registered with the government, according to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives website.

Federal agents raided Riedesel's store, Garrett's Gun Vault, also known as Double D Gun Shop, 3303 N. Navarro St., No. A, seizing 117 firearms in March, according to a complaint.

Call the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives at 361-887-2400 if you think your gun was among those seized.

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