13th October 2012
Ron Gissendaner, a manager at Sprague’s Sports in Yuma and a federal firearm licensed gun dealer, told the RGJ it was because the federal prosecutors wouldn’t take the ATF’s cases. He and his staff worked well with the ATF to make sure guns were sold to good guys, not bad guys.
The Yuma ATF was having a positive impact on the town and stopped gun trafficking across the border. Since the prosecutors wouldn’t take these cases, the agents quit. Mr. Gissendaner said one agent quit and is working at a local law enforcement agency in another state. He also said that it’s tough to report suspicious activity in the area. Now people have to travel to Phoenix to report criminal activity, which is three hours away.