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Feds seize nearly 400 firearms from distributor

West side gun bust

Authorities seized 391 firearms valued at $224,000 from G2 Sport Products after a monthslong investigation.

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Federal authorities said Wednesday they seized nearly 400 firearms after they found a far-west side distributor illegally transferred guns out of the state, made false entries in records and failed to report multiple sales.

G2FS LLC, also known as G2 Sports Products and G2 Firearms Sales, also had knowingly transferred guns to a prohibited person, said a news release from the U.S. Department of Justice.

G2FS LLC operated from at a building with storage units at 8250 Indy Court, according to an online search. That address is off Country Club Road south of West 21st Street.

The store’s owners agreed to surrender their federal license and cannot reapply for the license or deal in firearms in the future. The owners also agreed to the seizure of approximately 390 firearms, silencers and receivers — including rifles, shotguns and handguns — with an estimated value of $224,000. The firearms were seized Tuesday.

The seizure came after the April indictment of Scott Genung for being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm.

Court documents said undercover investigators in February and March purchased a Radical Firearms 5.56 semiautomatic rifle, two Glock 9mm pistols, a Taurus 9mm pistol, a Smith & Wesson .38 caliber revolver, a Riley Defense 7.62 semiautomatic rifle and at least four boxes of ammunition from Genung, a convicted felon, at G2 Sports Products.

Gunung was carrying a Sig-Sauer 9mm pistol during some of the transactions although he was prohibited from doing so, court documents said.

Genung was listed as a resident of Zionsville in a 2001 court case.

Court documents listed Genung as president of ROMAR at 8247 Indy Court and “customer service” of G2 Sports Products. The businesses are in the same building.

The release said a team of special agents, auditors and industry operations investigators with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives led the investigation with assistance from Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, Fishers Police Department, Zionsville Police Department and the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.

This story will be updated.

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Irsay fighting for long-term NFL Scouting Combine extension in Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The dashing, lifting, shuttling and leaping — it’s that time again in Indianapolis. On Monday, 337 world class 2020 NFL Draft prospects begin their weeklong excursion at the NFL Scouting Combine downtown.

On Sunday, Colts Owner and CEO Jim Irsay spoke out on a few key talkers this week — including an eye-popping data point behind the machine that is the National Football League. 

“Do you guys realize that over the next five years, we (NFL teams) will roughly spend $40 billion on player costs?” 

“$40 billion as a league.”

Check, please.

Meanwhile, the most important microscope in sports shifts to primetime television beginning Thursday night. Workouts under the lights at Lucas Oil Stadium will try to heighten the buzz to a new level. Lurking behind the scenes is Indianapolis’ secret weapon as a host: A clean, convenient week for all parties.  

“If you talk to general managers, coaches and team doctors — no one does it like we can do it here,” Irsay said. “I think particularly medically … that is a strength and the centralization of downtown is a strength. It is a big economic impact for this city. We don’t take that lightly.” 

During Sunday’s half an hour question and answer session, Irsay said he was aware of the quote ‘provocative’ arguments on social media that point towards the NFL taking the combine away from Indianapolis. He dismissed some as pure speculation. 

This week, there is no secret behind this: Irsay will be busy canvassing fellow owners to keep the combine in his backyard beyond it’s current contract which expires after 2021. 

“I think it is important to remember that there are traditions that stay in place,” Irsay said. “I see us locking it up long term…No one can do it as good as us. In the end, isn’t that what it is about? I will fight for Indy tooth and nail to keep it here.” 

The bout continues.

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