Texas

Texas man sentenced for illegally making guns sent to Mexico

DALLAS (AP) -  A North Texas man has been sentenced to 6½ 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.