According to this quote the paper had access to trace data.
A total of 1,880 crime guns recovered in Milwaukee were linked to Badger between January 2006 and Sept. 1 - or more than one a day, according to a Journal Sentinel analysis.I thought trace data was only to be shared with local law enforcement. Something smells here.
But the data pointed to Badger Guns and police (not the ATF???) are catching the felons. If the dealer is doing something illegal, then why isn't he in jail?
I'm not going to judge just yet and I think we need more information to decide if this dealer is on the up-and-up.