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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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Jimbo in Limbo    

.....T.I. you got som "SPLAININ to DOOOO"

2507 days ago
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Nandthemountingplusman    

It's good to do illegal acts until it is found out. No one can absolutely freed from the laws. It's just a matter to time that you'll be caught by the authorities. I love purchasing guns legally and responsibly. I also sell with proper do***entation to make it legally binding. I use to have a rifle mounted with AR 15 Scopes and Horus Vision. I use it for hunting.

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