BURGIN - Police Chief Jim Caldwell and 13 agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms raided a Mercer County home Tuesday afternoon and confiscated a number of weapons and weapon parts.
Caldwell said during the raid at 349 Robinson Road, the home of Michael Graham Moore, agents seized 30 receivers, a part that allows M-16s and AR-15 semi-automatic rifles to be made into fully automatic rifles.
"He had everything he needed to assemble 30 automatic weapons," Caldwell said Tuesday. "The parts he needed are easily obtainable."
Moore was neither charged nor arrested. He declined to comment this morning on the raid.
Caldwell said agents also seized several thousand rounds of ammunition, an AR-15 rifle and several handguns, including a homemade pistol. During the 2 1/2-month investigation, Moore allegedly sold ATF agents a short-barreled machine gun that was an altered M-16, the Burgin chief said.
Selling a machine gun is a federal offense, Caldwell said. Possession of weapons by a convicted felon is both a federal and state offense. Caldwell said Moore has a felony conviction in North Carolina.