Para-USA is getting some unwanted attention thanks to a recent inventory. According to a report on NewsChannel 36 out of Charlotte, Para reported that they could not account for 189 firearms. They made this report to the ATF and to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police.
“It’s not usual for a manufacturer of firearms to have a significant number of their product not being accounted for,” said Woodham Wednesday.
The losses are of particular interest to ATF because North Carolina is one of the leading source states for gun smuggling.
PARA released a statement and claimed that no guns were lost and that the situation is due to paperwork errors.
“For example, misnumbered invoices or misplaced documentation of destroyed frames,” the statement read. The company further stated, “We have taken the proper steps in this matter by notifying the authorities of this discrepancy.”
As to the claim that North Carolina is one of the leading source states for gun smuggling, with all due respect to whomever made that claim, it’s bullshit. The only states in which North Carolina is the number one source (other than that state itself) for guns recovered in crimes are South Carolina and Virgina. Both of these states have long contiguous borders with North Carolina. Moreover, despite what Mayor Bloomberg would have you believe, North Carolina is NOT the number one source for guns for New York. The 2011 state-by-state analysis of guns used in crimes and traced from their source can be found here.