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Feds: T.I. Tried to Buy Machine Guns, Silencers

10/13/2007 10:54 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) arrested rapper T.I. in Atlanta today on multiple weapons charges, after they say he had a bodyguard try to buy machine guns and silencers for him.

According to the Feds, T.I,, whose real name is Clifford Harris, was busted after they learned one of his bodyguards was allegedly trying to purchase machine guns for the musician. Authorities say the bodyguard admitted to purchasing about nine firearms for T.I. in the past and about 17 firearms for other people in the musician's posse on previous occasions. The bodyguard claims the rapper gave him cash to purchase the guns, because T.I., as a convicted felon, was not able to legally buy firearms. The bodyguard was arrested last week trying to buy several guns. After his arrest, the bodyguard agreed to cooperate with authorities -- that cooperation led to today's arrest.

Click here to read the complete statement from the Department of Justice.

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aaaaa    

just what we need, another useless rapper who has zero talent with guns

2537 days ago
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lucy    

loser

2537 days ago
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vikki    

oh,my!

2537 days ago
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robbyrob    

dam they dropped a dime on my homie!!!!!!

http://www.spymac.com/details/?2280695

2537 days ago
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Desease control    



H9ow silly he has everything going for him and he goes and

does this.................

2537 days ago
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Jean    

Can you say THUG????????

2537 days ago
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Only swim in the Ocean    

Every Rapper needs machine guns and silencers. It's a cultural thing really.

2537 days ago
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He's Boring now    

Machine gun? Automatic 10 year Federal Sentence, mandatory. Same with silencers.

Guess TI is going to have to give up one of his own in the Industry to get any kind of deal, if in fact even one is offered or allowed by Law.

Federal govt doesnt fool around when it comes to Civilians trying to possess or own Automatic weapons---its a worse crime than murder sometimes. Govt doesnt care if he's a Rapper or a Doctor, automatic weapons are a no no.

It aint cool to own a Mac or Tech auto even though many Rappers and Bangers like to pose with them. He will do hard time for this, given he is also already an ex felon--which makes it worse.

Color this Man Gone if he is found guilty.

2537 days ago
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meme    

SLOW DAY TMZ.......BORING

2537 days ago
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Nickey    

So basically they are going by word of mouth from his bodyguard. Ok, aren't there more important things going on in America? Aren't we still at war? Its funny how the government is really trying to bring down rap. I guess there are tired of their kids making these rappers rich...

2537 days ago
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Only swim in the Ocean    

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2537 days ago
12.

jess    

snitch ahahha

2537 days ago
13.

Reality    

so is it cool now in hollywood to be a dirty ho or a gangster? Whatever happened to glamour and talent?

2537 days ago
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vikki    

your such an asssssssssssssss!!!

2537 days ago
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vikki    

#15 goes to #10

2537 days ago
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