HKParts.net Owner Convicted | Faces 33 Years In Prison

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HKparts.net owner Adam Webber has been convicted of tax and gun charges and awaits sentencing that could land him in jail for up to 33 years. Webber had an eight-count indictment dropped on him back in August of 2014 for dealing in firearms without a license, smuggling goods out of the United States, and six counts of filing a false tax return. The indictment went unnoticed by the majority of the gun community, but communities like HKpro were well aware of Webber’s legal issues.

Mid-August of 2014 the ATF seized hundreds of guns including over 200 HK P7 pistols, you can see the full list of the firearms confiscated from Webber here. In March of 2015, another indictment came from the US District Court, this time for thirteen charges. One count of dealing in firearms without a license, four counts of smuggling goods outside the US, one count of giving a false statement to a licensed FFL, one count of giving a false statement during the purchase of firearms, and six counts of filing a false tax return.

Just prior to trial, the two charges involving giving a false statement were dropped. The trial started on September 13th and ended with a gulty conviction on September 23rd.

The USDOJ released a statement on the day of his conviction:

A Salt Lake County, Utah man was convicted today by a federal jury of one count of dealing in firearms without a license and five counts of filing false tax returns, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Caroline D. Ciraolo, head of the Justice Department’s Tax Division, and U.S. Attorney John W. Huber for the District of Utah.

“Individuals such as Mr. Webber, who view themselves above the law and engage in criminal conduct to line their own pockets with funds that belong to the U.S. Treasury, will be held to account for their crimes and face severe consequences, including prosecution and incarceration,” said Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Ciraolo.  “The Tax Division thanks its colleagues in the District of Utah and other federal agencies for their continued efforts to ensure that everyone pays their fair share.”

Pursuant to an agreement reached with the United States in 2007, Adam Michael Webber, was barred from applying for a federal firearms license or engaging in the business of dealing firearms.  According to the evidence presented at trial, between 2007 and 2008, Webber was the sole owner of HK Parts, an Internet gun parts business that operated originally as a sole proprietorship and later as an S corporation. In 2008, Webber added firearms to his product line and primarily sold them on the Internet at hkparts.net[external link].  He also sold firearms and firearm parts out of the basement of his residence.  Webber never held a federal firearms license and, from 2009 through May 2012, illegally sold firearms under the auspices of a company owned by another Utah resident.  Webber also sold firearms to undercover Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) agents on two separate occasions, including selling one firearm for cash in a parking lot.  In May 2012, approximately $180,000 in cash, a 70 pound silver bar, silver coins and firearms were found at Webber’s residence during the execution of a search warrant.

Our friends over at RECOIL have a wonderful article up if you are looking for more information. I am disheartened that one of the better sources for HK parts in the US might soon close as a result of Webber’s legal troubles. Hopefully, someone will rise to fill the hole, but follow the law this time around.



Patrick R

Patrick is a Senior Writer for The Firearm Blog and works in the shooting sports industry. He is an avid recreational shooter and a verified gun nerd. With a lifelong passion for shooting, he has a love for all types of firearms, especially handguns and the AR-15 platform. Patrick may be contacted at tfbpatrick@gmail.com.

The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.


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  • CS

    In other news, Barnes and Noble CEO could be facing charges of selling books, literature, and other printed material with out proper federal license.

    • Curt

      That would be a violation of the 1St ammendment

      • The topic of the Amendment right underneath it is the point, I do believe.

        • mbrd

          weird how many people missed that…

          • Bill

            Not really. Most of the preceding posts were so off topic one has to wonder if anybody actually read the story. Squirrel!

      • Paul

        And how is the ffl system not a violation of the 2nd? Put restrictions on one right, why not another??

        • RSG

          EVERY GUN CONTROL LAW, EVER, IS AN UNCONSTITUTIONAL INFRINGEMENT. PERIOD.

          • CS

            So are taxes on firearms and related supplies.

          • CS

            Lets Never Forget Boston.

          • AirborneSoldier

            This.

          • M40

            All part of the Democrat’s long history of racist policies. Gun control was started as a means to keep firearms out of the hands of black people. The KKK didn’t like it when they showed up to lynch someone, and were greeted with a shotgun.

          • James Matters

            Vestiges of that remain in effect in Durham NC…

      • Mark Are Reynolds Ⓥ

        So? They don’t care about ANY of them because we don’t hunt them down for violating them.

    • Joshua

      We have the first amendment just fyi.

      • Zachary marrs

        Guess what other amendments we have?

        • Curt

          In school I was taught 1St 3Rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 13th 14th 15th 18th 19th and the 21St they skipped or glossed over all the others

          • Anonymoose

            My 12th grade government teacher straight-up told us the 2nd Amendment was for overthrowing the government. He was a pretty cool guy, but left to get his master’s after that year, I think.

          • plumber576

            He “went to live on a farm,” probably with my childhood dog.

          • Anonymoose

            Your parents sent your dog to Georgia Tech? That must have been one smart dog!

          • Ghost930

            No, one dumb teacher. And let me get this straight, you thought a teacher of young children improperly instructing kids on the founding principles of their nation, was a “cool guy” ? Sounds like you should have gone to the farm with the dog also.

          • Fox

            So please do set us all straight on what the 2nd amendment really was meant for.

          • Ghost930

            Well Fox, I could, but it’s always better to get it straight from the mouth of the writer. Pick up a copy of The Federalist Papers and try reading something other than the comment sections on this blog for education. You will find very easy to read, and understand treatise by the founders of our nation, as well as the framers of the constitution on their exact reasons for including the second amendment in the Constitution, and why they considered it second only to free speech as a inalienable right of citizenship. There are as well, numerous writings out there by people such as Thomas Paine, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, etc, etc, on this very issue. Try using the internet for the purpose it was intended………….education, and the discourse of knowledge and ideas. Sua Sponte.

          • mbrd

            well it’s sure awesome of you to sort us all out on an issue that was contentious among the framers of our noble founding document, and has been debated by everybody else from construction laborers to constitutional scholars for the ensuing twenty three decades. you are aware that there was another side to the arguments espoused in “the federalist papers”, right? of course you are, nobody as smugly critical and dismissive as you could possibly have overlooked any contrary consideration. thanks for doing all the homework, buddy.

            it would take a really stupid motherf**ker to pretend to know what he or she was talking about, and turn it into simple insults of others’ intelligence. a smart guy like you would never do that, right? you rock, pal.

          • Ghost930

            Well mbrd, I’m glad you followed the advice I gave Fox. That you even know that the Federalist Papers exists is a plus for you, as most don’t, or are unaware of how to do a little research and study, which is what I advised, so that Fox could make his own opinion. Which is all I did. However you get pretty low remarks for your feeble attempt at “irony”. You are apparently a member of the class of people becoming prominent on most forums (and society in general) that can’t have a social discourse without trying to be insulting or demeaning, an outlook that the founding fathers probably would have found curious. I was neither smug or dismissive of Fox, I merely advised he read and research before listening to a teacher that he described as “a cool guy” for matters of national policy and history (being “cool” not being a primary attribute in either of those arenas).
            It would take a real d**k head to try to insert himself into a conversation just to show he had some education, and had a differing opinion, while trying to show what a smart guy he was by being ironically insulting instead of offering a real opinion or thought on the actual issue at hand. A smart guy like you wouldn’t sink to those depths huh? What a stalwart and hale fellow. Your turn.

          • mbrd

            by the way, the inalienable rights you cite are codified as god given to all, not just those possessing citizenship.

          • DeathFromTheShadows

            Actually they were NOT. as Slavery was legal at the passing and ratification of the US Constitution, thus proving that the rights enumerated were ONLY MEANT for Citizens, Mr Closeted Liberal

          • DeathFromTheShadows

            And keep in mind at that time there were NO BLACK Slaves, just WHITE, and mostly Irish… Historical but ignored FACT

          • Mark Are Reynolds Ⓥ

            Improperly instructing kids? Exactly WTF do you think the 2nd amendment was put there for? Duck hunting? Gun collecting? Target shooting? Geezzz you’re one of the problems this country has. No brains.

          • Ghost930

            The second amendment was not formulated about, nor does it say anything about “over throwing” the government, The founding fathers, and framers of the Constitution were clear in their thoughts (again, try reading their papers and treatise of the time, you know that whole education thing) that the right to bear arms was number one, to allow the citizenry to assist in the protection of the nation when called upon to do so. Secondly, to allow them to resist the formation of a despotic government that might take away the rights that they saw as inalienable to the citizens (and all free men). It makes no mention of hunting, nor did I. Try working on your comprehension skills sport. Geeeez yeah, I’m one of the problems, because my 23 years of being a police officer, and 20 years of guard and active duty time, as well as almost eight years of working for the government in Iraq and Afghanistan pretty much shows I’m a problem. As far as brains, well the Kennedy School for Government where I got my Masters Degree might be a little insulted there Mark, but I’m not because going by your response I consider the source a little suspect. But glad you aren’t a problem this country has, although you know stupidity is in itself a problem, right? Work on it.

          • Doom

            It must hurt to sit down with that stick shoved up your rear end old man.

            Can you explain to me the difference between “overthrowing the (despotic) government” and “to allow them to resist the formation of a despotic government”? Well, said government has formed and grows worse every year, better start figuring out how to resist the federal beast, because voting doesn’t seem to work any more.

          • ghost930

            @Doom, it must be lonely for you to have all that vacuum in your head, and no one to talk to youngster.
            If your reading comprehension skills, and ability to actually read and remember things was at something near a sixth grade level, you would have read that the gentlemen did not say “overthrow” a despotic government F’tard. He simply said to overthrow the government…..period. That would lead to overthrowing even a legitimately formed government, simply because you didn’t believe in what they did, no matter what the form of government it was, despotic, benevolent, or otherwise. That’s called subversion, and anarchy (I know, big words, look them up) not legitimate change of rule or law. Where as the Constitution ensures the right of the people to resist a despotic government that contravenes the Constitution. To put it in historical context for you small of mind folks, it refers to resisting a king or other oligarchy with absolute rule from taking over the United States, and suspending or negating the inalienable rights that the Constitution confers upon the citizenry (actually all free men if you follow the literal wording) of the United States. Doom, don’t try to sound smarter than you actually are. It’s boring for us, and embarrassing for you.

          • Doom

            It was implied, Sorry you have advanced aspergers and take everything 100% literally. Did you know it was a metaphorical stick up your butt, not a literal one? amazing I know! It should be obvious that it was implied as well, since there is no reason to overthrow a non tyranical government, you can just vote the idiots out and get things back on course. That doesnt happen any more. Besides the trampling of the bill of rights at every level of government in this country, to having unaccountable beaurocrats controling much of our lives, we can no longer just vote out our elected officials and right the ships course. It is hilarious you think we should only resist government overbearing on our lives once we go full dictatorship. at that point it is too late to do anything with the resistance having a slight chance and advantage with arms. The water is coming to a boil, and it has been heating up for over 100 years, but the cranked up the heat big time in the last 30 or 40.

          • DeathFromTheShadows

            Ghost is so hung up on the words used he misses the actual meaning of them even though he attempts to use their meaning. He is just arguing to argue, and obviously has NOT actually READ the Federalist Papers

          • James Matters

            I don’t think you can characterize men old enough to go to war, and women old enough to start families, as most 12th graders (High School seniors) are, as “young children”.
            And while the necessarily abridged teaching related by Anonymoose may not be a verbatim recounting, it is most assuredly a justification for the 2nd Amendment.

          • Ghost930

            No James it is not. The second amendment was not intended to “over throw” the government. It was intended to allow the citizenry to assist the government in the defense of the nation, and their homes and family. Also to resist the formation or installation of a despotic government that would take away what they saw as inalienable rights to citizens and free men. Over throwing the government has an entirely different connotation. The words you use, and how you use them has meaning and consequence (at least for educated people). Unless this teacher was explaining the teachings of Che’, over throw was not the proper terminology. If you have recently talked to a 12th grader, supposing that you could get them to look up from their smart phone long enough to engage them in actual person to person speech, you would quickly realize they are “children” Far more so than kids of this age 30-40 years ago. If you doubt, watch an episode of Watters World, and he talks mostly to college age kids. Being able to manipulate a phone, or tablet, or being in a certain grade in school does not denote adulthood or sense of responsibility or knowledge these days. Sad, but there you are.

          • DeathFromTheShadows

            Ghost930, You best hush now and go Read the Federalist papers, they were written by the framers and authors of the Constitution and explicitly STATE the primary reason for the Second Amendment is to keep the Government in check should it ever turn Despotic, which it has.

            You speak of knowledge as if you hold some Yet you lack the most important knowledge EVERY American Should have Shame on You!
            The sad part is you even attempt to cite the true meaning but miss it entirely!!!

          • Canarsieboy

            Oh man…..it was a long time ago and my memory has faded; but isn’t that farm right down the road from “Uncle” Wally’s Tin Foil Hat Emporium? lol

          • plumber576

            The farm vertically integrated and bought out Uncle Wally’s. Now it’s a one-stop-shop for all your pet, teacher, and tin foil needs!

          • Paul Epstein

            16th makes income and other taxes not levied by population constitutional, so actually relevant to the subject at hand. It’s existence renders most tax objection arguments completely moot, as per the constitution once the amendment was ratified over a hundred years ago, the government can pretty much institute whatever taxes it wants without constitutional obstacle.

          • alex waits

            the 16th was never ratified.

          • Paul Epstein

            All sources I checked disagree- ratified in 1913, as set out by the constitution.

          • alex waits

            I would like to know where you checked. Not trying to be an ashhole, I want to get me own facts right, if need be.

          • Paul Epstein

            Look, wikipedia lists the states that ratified it, didn’t ratify it, and when it crossed the threshold. All of the other websites on google’s first page for me agree with that list and date, none mention any serious contention over the fact, and the supreme court is kind of sensitive about making sure the legislature dots i’s and crosses t’s. I’m not pushing a narrative, but I’m also not a conspiracy theorist, and your link is less than convincing if you aren’t already sure that taxes are illegal.

          • Boss

            “Never trust a quote from the internet.” – Mark Twain

          • CountryBoy

            Including that one!

          • mbrd

            i could have sworn he originally posted that as samuel clemens…

          • mbrd

            eeesh, didn’t the ratification of that amendment occur under some sort of weird absentee house? i thought maybe the wording was vacuous and the whole thing got pushed through without a full complement of representatives. i guess i should reinspect the thing, it’s been a while.

          • mbrd

            sorry, what i mean is yes the thing was ratified, and yes it grants broad (pretty much universal) ability to levy tax, but i think the ratification process is the basis of contention.

          • Mark Are Reynolds Ⓥ

            See “The Law That Never Was”. By Bill Benson

          • Mark Are Reynolds Ⓥ

            Wikipedia? Run by the CIA? Surely you jest in using Wikipedia as your source.

          • Paul Epstein

            Mark, please be aware that you come across as a complete nutjob when you post like you’re doing now. But if you want to actually change minds, it’s going to take information from a credible source. And credible in this case means that they haven’t picked a side before doing the research. You can’t find the truth when you’ve already decided what it is.

            Until then, you are going to be dismissed not because there is a conspiracy or because we’re indoctrinated or ‘sheeple’, it’s because you outright suck at communication and don’t seem to understand the nature of information and sources.

          • DeathFromTheShadows

            nutjob or NOT, NEVER EVER trust Wikipedia, anyone can alter it

          • Paul Epstein

            Right. Which means incorrect information rarely sticks around, because anyone with a valid citation can fix it, and it will be reverted back if another change, without citation, is made. And you can view this history.

            You know the disadvantage of literally every other resource? The *author* can put incorrect information, and it will never, ever, be corrected. Unless you have absolute unswerving faith that the author of a particular resource will tell you the truth even if it goes against their beliefs, and correct their works if if turns out they were misled or misunderstood something, I’d rather trust something that anyone, with any opinion, can contest and have their say.

          • DeathFromTheShadows

            cant google??? Must be a moron.

            “Passed by Congress July 2, 1909. Ratified February 3, 1913. The 16th Amendment changed a portion of Article I, Section 9. The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several States, and without regard to any census or enumeration.”

            Now bear in mind it does NOT say anything about the BATFE and “tax stamps”

          • Mark Are Reynolds Ⓥ

            See “The Law That Never Was”.

          • Evan

            I’m surprised they taught you the 9th and 10th Amendments. I wasn’t taught those in school.

          • J0shua

            Anybody else find it interesting that the presidential debate last Monday was held in front of a giant copy of the Declaration of Independence?

          • DeathFromTheShadows

            Especially when Donald commented on locking Hillary up

        • Mark Are Reynolds Ⓥ

          None actually.

    • Ebby123

      This comment is on point. The world would LOSE ITS MIND if we put one-tenth of the restrictions on free speech that are currently wrapped around the right to keep and bear arms.

      • M40

        And as long as we’re allowing the government to arbitrarily decide who can practice their RIGHTS (and to CHARGE TAXES AND FEES for the ‘privilege’), then we can immediately start issuing LICENSES TO PRACTICE ISLAM. We can let police chiefs evaluate each candidate, and DENY those who they feel are “unsuitable” candidates for Islamic teachings.

        We can write thousands of laws restricting the purchase and ownership of Korans. We can legislate how Korans are locked and stored, and when and where they can be carried. Mosques should likewise be strictly regulated. Mountains of paperwork and attendance records should be submitted on a regular basis to state and federal governments. We can build a huge Muslim database to track them, and form a well armed enforcement agency dedicated to keeping tabs on them.

        Most importantly… we must do everything in our power to keep Korans and Islamic teaching out of the hands of children! Seems to me these kinds of laws are (using liberal terminology) “COMMON SENSE MEASURES”, and if it “SAVES JUST ONE CHILD”… then it’s worth it, right?

  • Giolli Joker

    Uhm… will the seized items be auctioned?

    • skusmc

      Yes sir. Just form your own Jihadi group and contact the Dept. of State to submit your bid.

      • rbdthnfngfnh

        I belive one qualifies for aid in that situation. Free guns! Praise Allah!

      • Anonymoose

        Extra points if your mission statement has “Death to America” in it.

  • Nicholas C

    My friend, FFL, had a negative interaction with Adam. Bought one of his MP5s years ago and it was just awful. Adam wouldn’t fix the issue and ignored him. Terrible customer service.

    • PK

      I had neither a negative nor an overly positive view of him, based on many orders and e-mails and phone calls, however… When this whole deal started with him, and he put other people in charge of the business, magically the service improved by leaps and bounds.

      In comparison to how it was, HKParts is now a normal customer-oriented seller. Sure they’re still a bit pricey, but what don’t they have? It’s hard to find some things from RTG at times.

      That in mind, I wish the current employees, and the business itself, the best of luck.

    • He certainly seems to be getting ground exceedingly fine right about now.

    • HH

      i’ve always had great interactions with webber over many years.
      he was the premier supplier of hard to find hkparts (albeit not cheap!).
      It’s a huge loss to the HK world for this to have happened.

      screw schadenfreude. come on guys!

    • 11b

      Yeah I wouldn’t expect a guy selling illegal weapons out of his basement to have good customer service 😉

    • John Yossarian

      Of course if poor customer service were cause for imprisonment, Comcast should get the gas chamber.

      I just don’t think it’s time to be criticizing someone who is facing a 33 year sentence for activities that have been deemed illegal by fiat, but do not constitute true crime.

  • VanDiemensLand

    That is one serious arsenal!!

  • De Facto

    He was clearly a danger and needed to be stopped. No telling what all those inherently racist nazi weapons would do out on the streets.

  • Sasquatch

    That whole sit seemed sketchy and screamedblet me take you money please!

  • M&M’s

    “line their own pockets with funds that belong to the U.S. Treasury, will be held to account for their crimes and face severe consequences,”

    Now there’s a telling statement about our Federal Gov’t.

    • Ambassador Vader

      Translation- Quit illegally taking our money we illegally take, it’s illegal.

    • PK

      “Don’t rob the mob” applies doubly to the government.

    • SerArthurDayne

      Truer word was never spoken, boy.

    • John Yossarian

      “Cast your whole vote, not a strip of paper merely, but your whole influence. A minority is powerless while it conforms to the majority; it is not even a minority then; but it is irresistible when it clogs by its whole weight. If the alternative is to keep all just men in prison, or give up war and slavery, the State will not hesitate which to choose. If a thousand men were not to pay their tax-bills this year, that would not be a violent and bloody measure, as it would be to pay them, and enable the State to commit violence and shed innocent blood. This is, in fact, the definition of a peaceable revolution, if any such is possible.” – Henry David Thoreau, Civil Disobedience (1849)

      • glenn cheney

        But they took away the “strip” that indicates what WAS our influence.
        Romney had Utah’s Caucus votes tabulated in ENGLAND! NO PAPER TRAIL….We’ve come full circle….from Great Britain, and back TO G. Britain.
        Same outfit engaged in mind control, influencing public opinion, and a quiver full of analytics TO TRACK MEANDERING DELEGATES, Trumps delegates….I was to told to forward intel of same to “Corey” who had gotten arrogant and never said thank you, SO, I DIDN’T send him the heads-up….he got rolled as a result of NOT being informed, and that got ME, and us, Paul M., who has now passed the torch.
        I was on station as WASHPOinvestigative reporter searched Veterans groups in Cent. Florida for leads on who got what, when, etc.
        ANYONE WANT THE WEASEL’S PERSONAL CELL NUMBER? I HAVE IT.
        Yea, we up the pipes, all the way to the tower, but we are not political.
        People, we have a massive chit-ball coming down the pike. Americans and America have no clue.

      • Mark Are Reynolds Ⓥ

        One problem…with the current money system they don’t need ANY taxes.

        “The Federal Government, with the
        cooperation of the Federal Reserve,
        has the inherent power to create
        money–almost any amount of it.”
        ~ The National Debt, Federal Reserve
        Bank of Philadelphia, p. 8

        ALMOST? Why only ALMOST? What keeps
        them from printing ALL they want?
        You? Me? Your dog? A full moon?

        • John Yossarian

          They don’t need taxes to create our debt notes – aka the Federal Reserve Note / “Dollar” – but they do need taxes to pay the interest on our debt.

          To avoid “dreaded deflation” they continue to print currency. This is why – in the modern era – our tax burden / enslavement has always increased.

          Not despite the ability to create debt and currency out of thin air – But because of it!

    • LetsTryLibertyAgain

      When I read that, I thought, “Did the US Treasury have a bake sale? Did they mow lawns or get a paper route?” I wasn’t aware the feral government earned any money. I do know they are very good at confiscating mine and spending it on a LOT of stuff that I find to be wasteful, counterproductive,and increasingly immoral.

      • BR549

        I’ll second that.

        • mbrd

          “…their continued efforts to ensure that everyone pays their fare share…” hahahahahaa!

          • Moose442

            Except for Multi-Billionaire ‘Donors’…..,

          • Mark Are Reynolds Ⓥ

            And of course THEY decide your fair share and how much a year you are their SLAVE.

    • Core

      I know. I wonder how many customers that got screwed by Wells Fargo will see any of that 180+ million that the govt fined them.. Now they have been screwing service members. I got screwed while I was deployed overseas by Wells Fargo. Just like the VA is handling surplus versus distributing to veterans and thwir families.. Corruption abound.

      • mbrd

        yep, those fines never match the theft reaped, the damage done, and never help those victimized.

      • zzx375

        What happened at Wells Fargo will not end until the CEOs of such organizations do prison time. And how hard it is to throw them in jail when they give campaign contributions.

        • oldman

          America has the best legal system money can buy if charged and convicted he will get at most 5 years in club fed and be out in 3 tops.

      • Mark Are Reynolds Ⓥ

        Welcome to the NEW third world USA. Yes CORRUPTION, MURDER, THIEVERY, RAPE, LIES abound.

    • carlcasino

      1st year law student knows the difference between may and shall. Hell my 9 year old grand daughter know the difference. She owe’s the Govt. over 150k and I paid for her doll house. That’s what happens when Lawyers control the conversation and congress is over 90% lawyers. Load and Lock before it’s too late.

    • KnoKnees

      Just like Hillary! Eh, perhaps not exactly the same.

      That, unfortunately is a much more telling statement about our (“Obammy’s”) corrupt Federal Government.

  • Ambassador Vader

    Lol I thought for sure the charge would have been felony price gouging.

    “and engage in criminal conduct to line their own pockets with funds that belong to the U.S. Treasury”
    Translation- Quit illegally taking our money we illegally take, it’s illegal.

  • PK

    Play stupid games, win stupid prizes. It’s not unexpected.

    Personally I hope the company itself keeps going, as it has since this all started. Being that he’s had so little to do with it for a while now, I suspect nothing will be changing.

    • Ebby123

      Play no games, win punishment from an Unconstitutional agency imposing arbitrary, unconstitutional restrictions.

      This man did nothing wrong. Don’t defend an illegitimate law.

      • PK

        You might want to pump the brakes on that line of thinking and re-read what I wrote. I think you’ll find no defense of the laws in question.

        • Ebby123

          Wasn’t a disagreement, just a parallel thought that takes the full context of our nation’s laws into account.

          Yes – this outcome was expected. No – that doesn’t make it right.
          I just want to make sure we are not morally condemning a man who has done nothing morally wrong.

          • Bill

            There’s a moral way to contest a law, profiting from breaking it isn’t it. He isn’t a gun-toting Ghandi.

          • Ebby123

            Civil disobedience is perfectly moral, when the law being disobeyed is immoral or invalid.

            He isn’t profiting because he’s breaking the law (IE: robbing a bank), he is profiting because he’s selling a product that people want. The fact that its against the law simply means the State is trying to insert itself between supply and demand to “get their cut”, while providing no added value to the product.

            When the Mafia did this, we called it Extortion.

          • Mark Are Reynolds Ⓥ

            When the government does anything wrong they seem to gloss over it somehow. Blow up three buildings on 9/11…lie about who, what and why. Government is the DISEASE masquerading as the cure.

          • DeathFromTheShadows

            here he goes again… Do you even have a clue what the Real 9/11 conspiracy was? Convincing IDIOTS like YOU that it was an inside job. and it was done by the democrats to make people paranoid of the Conservatives so they could get a Manchurian candidate in office and What? LO! Barack Obama! Never let any Disaster go in used for political gain!

          • DeathFromTheShadows

            He was NOT selling contraband in intentional contempt and protest which would have been done flagrantly in the open, he did it covertly pretending he was legal as far as the laws were concerned. There is a major difference and YOU need to learn the difference before you proclaim him a “hero”. You are using the same logic the idiots who cheer over “CHE’ ” do

          • Ebby123

            That may be how you choose to practice civil disobedience, but that is certianly not a universal definition.

            All over the world people break speed limits because they don’t believe they are necessary to obey at that moment. They don’t do this hoping to be caught as part of a protest – they simply choose to ignore a law they don’t believe in.

          • Mark Are Reynolds Ⓥ

            I’m having a hard time reading between your bleats. BAAAAAAA BAAAAAA

          • DeathFromTheShadows

            not winning and being beat by logic so you act like a child definitely a pharmaceutical situation at hand

      • m-cameron

        just because you disagree with a law, doesnt mean you can break them and not expect any consequences.

        this is nothing new or alarm worthy…..if you break a law, you are going to be punished for it…….disagree with the law, fight to have it removed.

        • BobFromPineCreek

          “Remember honey, we’re disobeying an unjust law here. We’re patriots, like all those people in jail.”

          • Mark Are Reynolds Ⓥ

            I’m sure glad the founding fathers didn’t have the yellow streak you have running down their backs.

          • DeathFromTheShadows

            Or the stupid streak you have running down yours

        • Ebby123

          1 – The Constitution is the supreme law of the land, its trumps all others.
          2 – No one expected anything less than the full vindictive wrath of the ATF – but that does NOT mean it is morally right, just, or even lawful. Just because a bully punches me in the nose every time I walk down his street, does not mean I’m the one at fault because I shouldn’t have walked there. It means something should be done about the bully.

        • Mark Are Reynolds Ⓥ

          LOL…Fight to remove it. I like the way Michael Collins fought to remove unjust laws.

    • DeathFromTheShadows

      I hope you are right

  • codfilet

    33 years. Here in Michigan, Murderers can get out of prison in 16 years or less.

    • Kefefs

      Meanwhile if you check OTIS there are still guys serving life sentences because they were stuck with drug possession in the 1970s.

  • skusmc

    I know no politics but you guys should change the headline to; Gun parts seller convicted of doing some of the same things the federal government does every single day.

    • Slim934

      or “Gun parts seller convicted of doing the same thing the US government does with your tax money.”

  • thedarkknightreturns

    I have had nothing but good experiences with Adam’s company, I’ve spent thousands of dollars with HKparts. Excellent service, super fast shipping, normally same day, the product is always just as described.

    • HH

      +1

      • MarcoPolo

        I ordered from HKparts on 9/13, my item was shipped on 9/14. I asked a question about something else on 9/23, got an answer from Adam personally on 9/24. This all took place DURING his trail according to this article. Damn fine service in my book.

    • Jones2112

      Myself as well, I’ve always considered HK Parts an excellent place to shop at…

  • TheNotoriousIUD

    I could rape a girl scout and not get 33 years.
    Jesus, dont mess with Uncle Sams wallet.

    • TheMaskedMan

      To be fair, it said he could face UP to 33 years. Unless he has priors (or a judge who is a particular hard-ass), he’ll probably get much less.

      • TheNotoriousIUD

        True but white guys with guns seem to be a favorite target.
        Maybe not as much as black guys without guns but still.

        • TheMaskedMan

          Yeah, the current administration certainly isn’t going to hold back the ATF. At least the white guys with guns get to go to federal prison though; I’d take that over state or county any day.

        • ostiariusalpha

          Zing!

      • ThatGuy

        The firearms charge has a minimum sentence of 5 years. The tax charges, 5 in total, can have 3 years.
        He will be lucky to get 10, do 6.

        • DeathFromTheShadows

          don’t forget when they banter time and time served, they are talking time IN prison not on parole

      • DeathFromTheShadows

        he already HAS priors, that’s why he cant hold an FFL

    • Ebby123

      You’d be out on the streets in 3 years. No joke.
      Our justice system has an inexplicable soft spot for sex offenders.

      • TheNotoriousIUD

        Are you joking?
        Rape is basically the safest crime you can commit in this country.

        • Anonymoose

          Not as much as feminists like to believe, but yeah.

          • TheNotoriousIUD

            But still basically true.

        • iksnilol

          Just look at that swimming competitor who raped a girl and was out of prison in like 3 months (he was only sentenced 6 because putting your hands inside somebody is only sexual harassment whilst putting another part is technically rape).

          • mazkact

            Bill Clinton approves.

          • iksnilol

            Hey, Monica consented. Clinton might’a done bad stuff but he at least wasn’t a rapist.

          • mazkact

            It depends on what your definition of is…. is or rape is.I was mainly thinking of other cases of at a minimum sleaziness,an proven sexual assault, Hey look an MP-5

          • DeathFromTheShadows

            tell that to the OTHER thirty some odd women…

          • DeathFromTheShadows

            only if you find them passed out in an alley… that’s why I put up security cameras in mine, I live by a park and a highschool

      • May

        There’s a reason they call it rape culture.

        • Mark Are Reynolds Ⓥ

          “When plunder has become a way of
          life for a group of men living
          together in society, they create
          for themselves in the course of
          time a legal system that authorizes
          it and a moral code that glorifies it.”
          ~ Frederic Bastiat in “The Law”

    • Cap’n Mike

      If you raped an Arkansas Nursing Home operator, they might make you President.

      • TheNotoriousIUD

        I dont want to be President that bad.

        • mbrd

          whoa!!!

    • Mark Are Reynolds Ⓥ

      You could blow up three buildings full of 3000 civilians and blame it on another country and get NO time at all.

      • TheNotoriousIUD

        #derp

        • Mark Are Reynolds Ⓥ

          LOL! So you must believe the tooth fairy story the government feeds us. Get a life.

  • HH

    How the heck did he accumulate all those HK P7s ?
    How, when, and from whom?

    • notbillruger

      Probably when CDNN was selling them as police surplus. Pretty sound investment I guess, just need to sit on them while the supply decreases and the demand increases.

  • It’s all about those taxes…
    Uh… And the dealing guns without a license. If he wasn’t a Dealer – 200 P7’s? What the heck was he thinking? That’s just stupid. He could have become a Dealer and none of this would have been…
    Well, the Smuggling would have been a problem…

    • Kefefs

      You missed this part

      “Pursuant to an agreement reached with the United States in 2007, Adam Michael Webber, was barred from applying for a federal firearms license or engaging in the business of dealing firearms.”

      Anyone know what he did in 2007 that barred him from getting an FFL?

      • ThatGuy

        Yes, He and his brother illegally sold an HK 53 SBR to a Gun shop. They both agreed to never deal in or be responsible parties to an FFL ever.

        • Bill

          So this martyr for liberty is a repeat offender/slow learner.

  • HH

    Thats by FAR the largest stash of HK P7s I’ve ever heard of. Anyone know where or how he came across all those? Or maybe I’m missing something.

    • notbillruger

      CDNN was selling thousands at 500 dollars a pop back in 05-09 after HK announced they stopped production. I guess he bought them like stock options and sat on them to sell later.

  • Bill

    I guess it’s convenient not to have to go to a mainstream gun blog/forum to read people rationalize felonies.

  • Ebby123

    “Individuals such as Mr. Webber, who view themselves above the law and engage in criminal conduct to line their own pockets with funds that belong to the U.S. Treasury…”

    No. No they do not.
    Nothing “belongs” to the government by default. It receives only what we collectively agree to give it through a representative process.

    • cahillm2

      That thought process by the Gov’t is one of the major problems we face currently and I think it will only get worse going forward.

    • May

      By living and doing business in the US he agreed that those funds did belong to the Treasury, if he didn’t want to do that then he could have lived and worked elsewhere.

      • Paladin

        And had his property taken by some other group of thugs.

      • Ebby123

        Living in a neighborhood where there are bullies does not mean you are at fault for getting beat up. That’s why we’re not a Commune, or even a Democracy – we are a Constitutional Republic, where the government is restricted from doing many things even if the people voted for it.

        • May

          Collecting taxes is not something the government is restricted from doing.

          • Ebby123

            Actually, yes it is. There are quite a large number of restrictions on where, and how the Government can collect taxes. See: United States Constitution.

          • May

            They’re still very clearly allowed to do so. Taxes are an entry fee for an organized society, without them the society’s systems cannot operate, thus the society cannot function.

          • Ebby123

            They are allowed to do so only under certain conditions, and for certain reasons – and both are a short list. Please see U.S. Constitution.

          • DeathFromTheShadows

            READ the DAMNED 16th amendment and stop chewing on your foot

          • Ebby123

            Exactly how do you make the leap that a suppressor is an Income? Please take your own advice.

          • Ebby123

            Please take your own advice. Unless you can’t discern between a Suppressor and an INCOME.

          • DeathFromTheShadows

            Actually no it is not. it is empowered by the Constitution to collect taxes AS IT DEEMS FIT
            Passed by Congress July 2, 1909. Ratified February 3, 1913. The 16th Amendment changed a portion of Article I, Section 9. The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several States, and without regard to any census or enumeration.

          • Ebby123

            Correct, on INCOMES.
            Which part of a suppressor resembles an Income to you?

      • DeathFromTheShadows

        You Guys should be pitching fits over that statement. The Treasury Owns Nothing. it is not an individual, it is a department of the government that ONLY ADMINISTRATES the taxpayers funds for the governments use.

    • Mystick

      In part you are correct – money belongs to the Federal Reserve, an independent, private entity that is an aggregate of several prominent international banking concerns.

      • DeathFromTheShadows

        No what the money is made of is the only property of the reserve, the representative value is the property of the holder. This has been argued in court and defined when we went to a fiat currency.

    • Mark Are Reynolds Ⓥ

      and what if we DON’T agree. IE give our consent? Seems to me that if only 30% of the population is voting that 70% are not giving consent.

    • DeathFromTheShadows

      Not even Nothing belongs to the government Period, the funds are for services to be rendered for the people the money is OURS, Not the treasury’s

  • Anonymoose

    >between 2007 and 2008, Webber was sole owner of HK Parts
    Well then hopefully someone else is keeping them in business, and in good standing. There is nowhere else you can get stuff like that. I’ve never seen completed guns for sale on HK Parts, just parts kits and occasionally receiver flats (which are almost out of stock and have been for years, along with the few completed guns that have been out of stock for years).

  • Dr. Longfellow Buchenrad

    200 P7s that will probably be destroyed? No real loss to the firearm world.

    I think I have effectively pushed Alex’s buttons…

    • AJ187

      Hipster nerds across the internet have broken hearts now…

      • mbrd

        this nerd’s heart is broken – but i ain’t no goddamned hipster!

  • Henry Reed

    Some politicians will try to tell you that avoiding taxes “makes you smart.” Good thing we’re not stupid enough to believe that

    • RSG

      Others will ask you “what difference does it make” as they scoff at the murder of Americans and their own culpability in the crime.

      • John Yossarian

        And traitorously selling our country’s State Department to Saudi Arabia in what should be the next biggest scandal – or cover-up – in our nation’s history, since their Chinagate scandal was buried back in the late 1990’s.

    • John Yossarian

      It’s smart if you avoid getting caught, and morally correct either way.

    • MarcoPolo

      Exactly. One of the two clowns running for president just this week said that he made $690MM last year and paid no income tax. Adam’s biggest mistake was apparently not running for high office.

      • Jones2112

        The difference is the “clown” (your words) legally didn’t pay taxes, if YOU found a way to avoid paying tax using existing tax laws then wouldn’t YOU do the same?

  • guest

    IRS huh? The “I plead the 5th in congress” IRS? Pot sure loves calling the kettle black.

  • Justin Roney

    Dang. That was the one place I was able to find an HK 416 grip for my 300 blackout build a few years ago.

  • Mmmtacos

    “…the ATF seized hundreds of guns including over 200 HK P7 pistols…”

    This is the exact moment that my heart dropped during this article.

    • RSG

      Yeah, those guns are more likely to see the inside of an oven, or handed out as intra-agency Christmas gifts then for civilians to have the chance at purchasing them. I’d ask, what about his tax bill? How about liquidating the seized assets in an effort to recoup monies owed?

      • Mark Are Reynolds Ⓥ

        Why would they do that? They don’t need any money because you see “The Federal Government, with the
        cooperation of the Federal Reserve,
        has the inherent power to create
        money–almost any amount of it.”
        ~ The National Debt, Federal Reserve
        Bank of Philadelphia, p. 8

        ALMOST? Why only ALMOST? What keeps
        them from printing ALL they want?
        You? Me? Your dog? A full moon?

        • DeathFromTheShadows

          you are such a ridiculous Dumbphuqe I’m turning you invisible

  • May

    Not gonna miss the fraudster, hope someone keeps hkparts going though.

  • Sunshine_Shooter

    Play stupid games, win stupid prizes. Doesn’t matter if the law should have been written or not, you broke it and now have to deal with the consequences of your actions.

    That being said, taxation is theft.

  • thedonn007

    Did he really think that he was going to get away with it?

  • Thomas Bennett

    Maybe he will be forced to sell his P7’s and we’ll see them flood the market at lower prices?!?!

  • Will Smith

    Hey Uncle Sam, got any of those HK P7s for sale? Seriously how can we buy them?

    • Richard

      Depends if you are part of a jihadist group that hates America or not.

  • Kivaari

    These guys give us guys a bad image.

  • tts

    Your ‘givemeliberty’ link is just a repost of various ‘tax protestor’ falsehoods alex.

    Many ‘tax protestors’ who’ve tried their luck in a court of law trying to get out of their taxes using such arguments have been handed harsh judgements by courts over the years. Benson himself (one of the main proponents of such falsehoods) went to prison and got a hefty 6 figure fine for tax evasion. Wiki says in 2007 a US District court ruled that his arguments were flat out fraudulent too as they were part of his “how to be a ‘tax protestor’ and evade the govt. taxman” for profit program (aka Reliance Defense Package).

    The 16th was indeed ratified in February 3rd 1913.

    ‘Tax protestor’ is in scare quotes throughout my post since in my experience most of these people are frauds looking to sell a line of BS to desperate suckers.

    • Mark Are Reynolds Ⓥ

      BULL CRAP. Did you read it? Fact is that a “tax protestor” is nothing but a SLAVERY protester. ALL of those points are valid points. It’s just that the government doesn’t give a crap about justice and what is right. It hasn’t for over 150 years.

      • tts

        I read just enough of it to realize what it was before I closed the tab.

        I’ve seen and heard it all before. Its all BS which is why people who try to present those articles keep getting locked up in court and have been for decades now.

        If attempting to use those arguments to justify not paying your taxes gets you locked up then they’re not valid no matter how much you say otherwise.

      • DeathFromTheShadows

        Been off your meds a wee bit too long?

  • Bill

    Stop with the common sense and reality checks- they have no place in cases like this.

    • Ranger Rick

      Bill, a thousand pardons, my mistake……

  • AJ187

    It’s sad to see what greed will manifest from the bootlicking trolls and their masters at HKpro. Get it while you can, I guess……

  • LetsTryLibertyAgain

    “… including selling one firearm for cash in a parking lot.”

    She said that like it’s a bad thing. Are private sales illegal now? I know they keep trying to “close the gun show loophole”, but it is still legal for an individual to sell a firearm, and that definitely includes trading a gun for cash in a parking lot. I’d question his sense if he didn’t want to be paid in cash. I would if I was selling anything of value to someone I didn’t know and will probably never see again. But we’re expected to be vewwy vewwy afwaid that Mr. Webber sold a gun for… gasp!… cash. Ms. Ciraolo might want to refresh her memory on legal tender laws, which are very much within the purview of the US Treasury Department. “Legal tender, for all debts, public and private.” It’s right there on the Federal Reserve notes.

    Yes, I realize they’ll make the case that Mr. Webber was operating a business and wasn’t acting as an individual, but does that mean that anyone who sells guns for a living can no longer buy and sell guns as an individual as well?

    • ThatGuy

      He wasn’t selling as an individual that happens to own a business. Please research the actual incident.

  • Bob

    He should have told them he was working for Hillary Clinton and he would have walked.

  • Nashvone

    At least he won’t have to worry about being publicly drawn and quartered by the Ninth Circus Courts.

  • ABeiruty

    Where did he got hold of 200 P7s?

  • jay

    I just love the holier than thou attitude by the alphabet guys, “above the law… Why aren’t they held to the same laws? They should get double sentences when caught taking from the cookie jar.

  • oldman

    As someone once said the game is rigged but it is the only game in town. When they control the game you gotta play by their rules or you don’t get to play at all.
    This is what happens when you piss off the 600 lb gorilla in the room. Guess free enterprise aint free our founding fathers would be sooo proud of us if they could see us now.

  • Mike

    Thought on purchases from HKParts with this news? Should I be weary of placing an order and not having it fulfilled?

    • Jones2112

      I was unaware about him being in trouble…I’ve placed several orders from HK Parts since 2014 and have received them without any issues…

      He may have very well turned his company over to someone else in order to continue…

      • Mike

        Placed an order on Sunday and it was shipped out today, Tuesday. Seems to be business as usual, which is good news.

        • Jones2112

          I actually placed an order shortly after my original reply post this morning and I’ve received an email stating the order has shipped just a few hours after placing the order so I’d say business as usual…for now anyway, I imagine the feds would like to get their grimy little paws on his inventory which I’m sure is probably worth a few million…

          He is the exclusive parts retailer for PTR so if his business goes by the wayside I’m guessing PTR will have to find a new retailer to sell their parts…

  • CavScout

    The Gov really HATES competition.

  • Frank

    “What applies to thee, does not apply to me.” Thus saith the feral government.

  • Frank

    Ill bet the Fed agents were having a field day ‘confiscating’ that $180,000 in cash. ‘Assets thru forfeiture’…Must be good to be the king..

  • Mark Are Reynolds Ⓥ

    So who was the victim in this case? Anyone…can you raise your hand. On the Federal Level taxes are there for one purpose and one purpose only…TO HIDE THE FACT THAT THE MONETARY SYSTEM IS A DIRECT VIOLATION OF THE CONSTITUTION. “The Federal Government, with the
    cooperation of the Federal Reserve,
    has the inherent power to create
    money–almost any amount of it.”
    ~ The National Debt, Federal Reserve
    Bank of Philadelphia, p. 8

    ALMOST? Why only ALMOST? What keeps
    them from printing ALL they want?
    You? Me? Your dog? A full moon?

    “Lenin is said to have declared that
    the best way to destroy the capitalist
    system was to debauch the currency.
    By a continuing process of inflation,
    governments can confiscate, secretly
    and unobserved, an important part of
    the wealth of their citizens.”
    ~ 1980 Annual Report, Federal Reserve
    Bank of Richmond, pg 6

    Isn’t confiscation of the wealth
    of the citizens a nice way of
    saying STEALING?

    “Whenever the legislators endeavor to take away and destroy the property of the people, or to reduce them to slavery under arbitrary power, they put themselves into a state of war with the people, who are thereupon absolved from any further obedience.” ~ John Locke (1690)

    If the money you earn has no value and you are forced through fiat paper legislation to take it for your labor, are you not having your property (labor) destroyed and are you not being reduced to nothing but slavery? Is not the state at war with the people?

    The sad part is that the people on the JURY could have said NO to all of these bogus BS charges. NO VICTIM. NO CRIME. NO CRIME. NOT GUILTY “YOUR HONOR”.

  • Mark Are Reynolds Ⓥ

    “When plunder has become a way of
    life for a group of men living
    together in society, they create
    for themselves in the course of
    time a legal system that authorizes
    it and a moral code that glorifies it.”
    ~ Frederic Bastiat in “The Law”

  • Jackson

    $6 billion missing in the state dept during hillarys tenure. Not a whisper from the main stream establishment media.

  • typical cuckservative fudtard

    Translation of fancy gubmint talk: “——you pay me”

  • James Matters

    “Individuals…who view themselves above the law and engage in criminal conduct to line their own pockets with funds that belong to the U.S. Treasury, will be held to account for their crimes and face severe consequences, including prosecution and incarceration,” said Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Ciraolo.
    Maybe HE should be running the FBI or the Justice department…

  • geogio Reye

    Aw man, that was a cool site to go get out of stock or obscure HK parts (duh!) and doo-dads.

    Man, wish I knew about the P7’s, I always wanted one . . .or two.

    • Jones2112

      They are still in business, I just placed an order last week and they shipped it the same day…not sure if maybe someone else is running it, but it appears to be business as usual for now anyway…

  • DeathFromTheShadows

    While I agree on the fact that the Batfe and IRS are 100% corrupt, lets not lose sight of the fact that we all KNOW this and need to consider that when looking at this situation. You NEVER try to screw the devil, because his tail will wrap around your throat and choke you to death. and that’s the jist of this whole situation.

  • DeathFromTheShadows

    And the worse part, literally irreplaceable parts will be destroyed by the BATFE with no respect for their historical values

  • Doom

    “Someone will rise to fill the hole” Giggity. Nice to see people being imprisoned for non crimes.