Seller of bullets to Las Vegas gunman pleads guilty to ammo licensing offense

An ammunition dealer who acknowledged selling hundreds of incendiary tracer rounds to the gunman who killed nearly 60 people at a Las Vegas music festival two years ago pleaded guilty on Tuesday to manufacturing bullets without a license.

Douglas Haig, 57, of Mesa, Arizona, became the first and only person arrested and charged in connection with the Oct. 1, 2017, massacre, which ended when the gunman, Stephen Paddock, killed himself.

Haig pleaded guilty to a single count of engaging in the business of manufacturing ammunition without a license, a federal firearms felony punishable by up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

The plea deal also requires Haig to forfeit his existing inventory of ammo and presumably should end his career in bullets for good, as the agreement stipulates it would be a felony for him to possess ammunition or firearms in the future.

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