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SAFE Act arrest made after assault weapon sale

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Updated: 4/17/2013 3:59 pm

WILTON, N.Y. - State Police say they have arrested a man for selling an assault-style rifle to an undercover police investigator under the terms of the new state gun control legislation.

Police have charged 51-year-old William Greene of Moreau for the unlawful transfer of an assault weapon on Tuesday.

In response to a NYS Gun Tip Line call, an investigation was initiated regarding an assault weapon being offered for sale on a Facebook page for gun enthusiasts.

An undercover State Police Investigator then responded to the posting, eventually meeting with Greene who was selling the rifle, and the investigator ultimately purchased the weapon.

The weapon is a RGuns .223-5.56 caliber assault style rifle with a pistol grip, which meets the definition of an assault weapon.

Greene was charged with the misdemeanors of unlawful transfer of an assault weapon and disposing of a weapon without a NICS background check. He was issued an appearance ticket for a future court date.

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