|Uzi for sale in Chiswick Car Park|
Sky News reporter's sting catches gun dealer
Following a successful covert operation by a Sky News reporter, Michael Patrick, a 42 year old father of four, has pleaded guilty to selling an Uzi 9mm machine gun in a Chiswick car park.
As part of a Sky News investigation into how simple it is to buy illegal weapons, Patrick was contacted by the undercover journalist after placing an advert on the internet. He was subsequently filmed by a hidden camera handing over the illegal weapon to the reporter in the back of a van.
This news comes at the very time that such miltary style weapons have made available to the American public due the lapse of a 10-year prohibition put in place by former leader Bill Clinton which covered AK-47s and Uzi sub machine guns.
December 10, 2004