California arms traffickers used Snapchat to market illegal weapons squib

Recent investigations show that in the Bay Area, social media is playing a significant role in firearms sales

One post showed the man walking through a home brandishing a gun with a high-capacity magazine and tapping an unidentified woman on her buttocks with the barrel. In another, he waved a pistol loaded with a 50-round drum magazine in the air while driving a car.

They’re two of several Snapchat posts by Anthony Reed, a 22-year-old Nevada resident who prosecutors allege used the social media platform to market weapons in California.

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