By Sasha Goldstein
“I mean the beauty of this gun is it’s pretty well-balanced when you’re holding it with two hands,” the unidentified seller told KDVR-TV’s Josh Bernstein.
In just hours, Bernstein was able to obtain several high-powered guns from private sellers in Denver-area parking lots — a legal transaction in Colorado that requires no background check or waiting period to buy the weapons.
In a supermarket parking lot in Aurora, the town where 12 were killed during last year’s mass shooting at a showing of “The Dark Knight Rises,” Bernstein purchased a semiautomatic 9mm Uzi and three 30-round magazines for $2,100. As the man pulled the weapon out of his trunk, a man pushing a stroller walked by.
During meetings with six potential sellers, the undercover reporter bought an AR-15, an Uzi, a 9mm MAC 11, 100 rounds of ammo and five 30-round magazines.