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Quiet
07-25-2010, 5:02 AM
Not sure if this is a dupe.
But...
... Just noticed this came out about a week ago.

Cavalry Arms was shutdown for violating the Gun Control Act of 1968 by selling firearms to a non-resident [18 USC 922(b)(3)].

18 USC 922
(b) It shall be unlawful for any licensed importer, licensed manufacturer, licensed dealer, or licensed collector to sell or deliver—
(3) any firearm to any person who the licensee knows or has reasonable cause to believe does not reside in (or if the person is a corporation or other business entity, does not maintain a place of business in) the State in which the licensee’s place of business is located, except that this paragraph (A) shall not apply to the sale or delivery of any rifle or shotgun to a resident of a State other than a State in which the licensee’s place of business is located if the transferee meets in person with the transferor to accomplish the transfer, and the sale, delivery, and receipt fully comply with the legal conditions of sale in both such States (and any licensed manufacturer, importer or dealer shall be presumed, for purposes of this subparagraph, in the absence of evidence to the contrary, to have had actual knowledge of the State laws and published ordinances of both States), and (B) shall not apply to the loan or rental of a firearm to any person for temporary use for lawful sporting purposes



Phoenix Licensed Gun Dealer Sentenced for Trafficking Firearms to California (http://www.atf.gov/press/releases/2010/07/071610-la-phoenix-ffl-sentenced-on-trafficking.html)

PHOENIX — Shawn Michael Nealon, 38, of Mesa, Ariz., a federal firearms licensee and owner of Cavalry Arms Corp., was sentenced earlier this month to three years probation, 300 hours of community service, and a $10,000 fine after pleading guilty on Feb. 18 to illegal firearms sales by a federally licensed firearms dealer to an out-of-state resident.

Calvary Arms, of Gilbert, Ariz. and holding a separate federal firearms license (FFL), was also placed on probation and fined $10,000 resulting in a loss of license to sell, manufacture, and a prohibition from possessing firearms.

Nealon sold four firearms to an out-of-state resident, knowing that the individual, at the time of sale, resided in the state of Calif. and not in the state of Ariz. Calvary Arms also sold 36 firearms to that same individual from Calif., which included AK-47 and AR-15 type rifles, shotguns and handguns. This investigation was initiated by ATF’s Los Angeles Field Division and prosecuted in the state of Ariz.

“Today’s sentencing assures that neither Nealon nor his company, Calvary Arms, will be able to legally sell firearms,” said John A. Torres Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the Los Angeles Field Division of ATF. “This is an example of solid investigative work by ATF agents targeting an individual responsible for illegally trafficking firearms into the state of California.”

ATF is the federal agency responsible for licensing persons engaged in manufacturing, importing, and dealing in firearms. It is critical for FFLs to comply with the Gun Control Act and regulations in order to assist law enforcement efforts, prevent the diversion of firearms from lawful commerce to the illegal market, ensure successful tracing of firearms, and to protect the public.

ATF has a responsibility to the public to revoke FFLs in cases of willful violations of the law and regulations, intentional disregard for regulatory requirements, or knowing participation in criminal acts.

cpt_majestic
07-25-2010, 5:08 AM
oops

-hanko
07-25-2010, 5:26 AM
oops
Their lowers were and still are great

The news is old.

BTW, CALVARY is a historic location in the middle east.

CAVALRY started with horse soldiers and is the correct spelling.;)

Another company was supposedly going to use their molds and continue lower production, but I lost track of what has happened after that.

-hanko

edgerly779
07-25-2010, 5:37 AM
I have a cavalry arms lower on my truck gun and it is bulletproof. I can use to paddle kayak and not worry about it just clean and wd 40 never quits. cheap but effective.

Freebird
07-25-2010, 6:19 AM
Well, that's too bad... Where am I going to get my mid-length plastic handguards now? RRA's suck.

Tony.
07-25-2010, 7:54 PM
Another company was supposedly going to use their molds and continue lower production, but I lost track of what has happened after that.

-hanko

Rumor has it that Armalite is going to take over the molds. CavArms did a special run for them awhile back.

holyhandgrenade
07-25-2010, 11:28 PM
Well, that's too bad... Where am I going to get my mid-length plastic handguards now? RRA's suck.

From what I hear they are continuing to make everything other than lowers. Since they dont have their FFL the lowers are out of the question but nothing stopping them from making uncontrolled parts.

Mssr. Eleganté
07-26-2010, 12:19 AM
...BTW, CALVARY is a historic location in the middle east.

CAVALRY started with horse soldiers and is the correct spelling.;)

http://www.type03.net/novelty-pics/calvary.jpg

jdberger
09-15-2011, 10:47 AM
From an ATF Press Release (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/california-resident-pleads-guilty-to-furnishing-false-statements-to-obtain-firearms-2011-09-13), yesterday.

press release

Sept. 13, 2011, 5:14 p.m. EDT

California Resident Pleads Guilty to Furnishing False Statements to Obtain Firearms

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Los Angeles Field Division announced today Christopher Mathwig, 38, of Costa Mesa, Calif., pleaded guilty to furnishing false statements to acquire 40 firearms from another state. Mathwig also agreed to forfeit greater than 34 firearms he obtained illegally from Calvary Arms Corp. which ATF had seized in conjunction with his arrest and prosecution.

Mathwig's guilty plea is a result of an investigation into Cavalry Arms Corp., initiated by ATF's Los Angeles Field Division and prosecuted in the District of Arizona, and handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert K. Lu. Mathwig is scheduled to be sentenced on the charges in late November.

Shawn Nealon, a federal firearms licensee and owner of Cavalry Arms Corp., was sentenced to three years probation, 300 hours of community service, and a $10,000 fine after pleading guilty Feb. 18 for the illegal sale of firearms by a federally licensed firearms dealer to Mathwig, an out-of-state resident. Calvary Arms sold 36 firearms to Mathwig, which included AK-47 and AR-15 type rifles, shotguns and handguns even though they were aware he was an out of state resident.

"ATF takes violations of the Gun Control Act very seriously, and will prosecute individuals, like Mathwig, who illegally acquire firearms," said John A. Torres, Special Agent in Charge of the Los Angeles Field Division of ATF. "His guilty plea is a result of an investigation which not only struck at the dealers involved in illegal firearms sales, but also targeted those recipients whose actions violated federal law."

ATF is the federal agency responsible for licensing persons engaged in manufacturing, importing, and dealing in firearms. FFLs are urged to comply with the Gun Control Act as well as local regulations in order to assist law enforcement in preventing the diversion of firearms from lawful commerce to the illegal market, ensuring successful tracing of firearms, and providing for the public's safety.

In order to encourage compliance with federal law and fulfill its responsibility to the public, ATF will revoke FFLs in cases of willful violations of the law and regulations, intentional disregard for regulatory requirements, or knowing participation in criminal acts.

Anyone with information about firearms trafficking or the illegal possession of firearms is encouraged to call ATF at 1-800-ATF-GUNS (800-283-4867). Callers can remain anonymous.

More information about ATF and its programs is available at www.atf.gov .

Contact: Special Agent Christian Hoffman, PIOOffice: (818) 265-2507Cell: (213) 216-3622christian.hoffman@atf.gov

SOURCE Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

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