A North Texas man has been sentenced to 6 1/2 years in federal prison for illegally making hundreds of firearms – some of which ended up in Mexico.
Gary Busby was sentenced Friday during a federal court hearing in Dallas.
He had been convicted in March on one count of conspiracy to manufacture firearms without a license and four counts of structuring financial transactions to evade reporting requirements.
Prosecutors say that between 2010 and 2011, the 65-year-old Busby – from Flower Mound near Dallas – manufactured hundreds of AR-15 and AK firearm receivers into fully functional firearms.
Authorities say they found about 50 of these weapons – some recovered while being smuggled into Mexico and the rest recovered by Mexican authorities.