US gun dealer 'assisting' over Paris attack link

12th December 2015, Comments 0 comments

A major US gun dealer said Friday it was cooperating with authorities after suggestions that a pistol it sold was recovered from the scene of the Paris terror attacks.

Century Arms, based in Delray Beach, Florida, said that it scrupulously follows all state, federal and local laws and there is no suggestion it is involved in wrong doing.

"We have received an unconfirmed report that a pistol that was legally imported into the United States and legally sold to a licensed, domestic firearms dealer more than two years ago may have been recovered from the scene of the Paris shootings," the company said in a statement.

"We are unable to confirm that report, but are assisting authorities with their investigation into this matter."

Earlier Friday, the head of the Zastava arms factory in Serbia told AFP that some of the arms believed to be used in last month's deadly Paris attacks were manufactured there, including one exported to Century Arms in 2013.

"A semi-automatic pistol PV M92 was produced in our factory and legally exported to Century Arms in May 2013," said Milojko Brzakovic.

© 2015 AFP

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