ATF and local law enforcement agents shut down an Indianapolis gun dealer accused of being operated by a felon banned from possessing or selling firearms. Authorities seized about 390 firearms Tuesday after the dealer’s operator was previously charged with violating federal firearms law.
G2 Sports Products, also known as G2 Firearms Sales and G2 Flashlight & Tech, operated from a location on Indianapolis’ far west side at 8255 Indy Court, in the vicinity of 21st Street and Country Club Road.
According to a press release from U.S. Attorney Josh Minkler, the seizure came after investigators with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives found evidence that G2, which held a federal firearm dealer license, knowingly transferred handguns to an out-of-state resident, made false entries in records, failed to report multiple sales of handguns and knowingly transferred firearms to a prohibited person.
The seizure came after G2’s Scott Genung was indicted on a charge of prohibited person in possession of a firearm. “The investigation revealed that law enforcement made several undercover purchases of firearms at G2 Sports from Genung, a convicted felon, who personally processed the sales. Scott Genung was observed carrying a firearm on his person during those transactions. Genung, who indicated he was responsible for much of the store operations at G2 Sports, also placed an order from a distributor for a firearm, despite the fact he was prohibited by law from doing so,” the press release said.
Minkler’s office said G2 agreed to an enhanced surrender of its federal license. “As a result, none of the owners will be eligible to reapply for their license or engage any further in the business of dealing in firearms,” the press release said. The agreement also led to the agreed to Tuesday’s seizure of roughly 390 firearms including rifles, shotguns, handguns and silencers, worth an estimated $224,000.
According to the criminal complaint against Genung filed in April, undercover agents made several firearms purchases from him at G2 during multiple visits in February and March, including multiple semiautomatic rifles and several handguns. The charging information says Genung was previously convicted in Hamilton County and sentenced to 20 years in prison on a charge of conspiracy to deal controlled substances, making him ineligible to possess or deal firearms.
Investigators also said they witnessed Genung carrying guns while processing sales, and that he indicated he was responsible for much of the store operations at G2 Sports. If convicted, Genung faces a maximum of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
Genung is represented in his criminal case by James Voyles of Voyles Vaiana Lukemeyer Baldwin & Webb in Indianapolis and James R. Detamore of Lebanon. Voyles declined comment Thursday morning; Detamore did not immediately reply to a message seeking comment.
“This prosecution, firearms seizure, and license surrender represent our commitment to reducing violent crime in the Southern District of Indiana by keeping firearms out of the hands of individuals who have no legal right to possess firearms,” Minkler said in the press release.
A team of special agents, auditors and industry operations investigators with the ATF were assisted by officers and investigators by with Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, Fishers Police Department, Zionsville Police Department and the Marion County Sheriff’s Department in the seizure, Minkler’s office said.