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New York settles case with Georgia online weapons retailer

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ALBANY, NEW YORK - New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer announced Thursday that a Georgia-based online and mail-order weapons retailer will pay a $200,000 fine for selling more than 4,500 illegal weapons to New York customers over the past three years. <br> <br> Spitzer said Bud K. Worldwide Incorporated has agreed to stop selling and shipping illegal weapons to New York addresses. <br> <br> New Yorkers ordered about one million dollars worth of weapons from the Moultrie, Georgia, company between September 1999 and May 2002. Spitzer said eleven percent of those sales concerned weapons that are illegal in New York state such as electric stun guns, Kung Fu throwing stars and the Fang of Baelin knuckle knife. <br> <br> The company did not return messages for comment. Its Web site boasts the ``best knife prices,&#39;&#39; offering, for example, a cane-sheathed sword for $19.95. <br> <br> The company must provide Spitzer&#39;s office with a list of New York customers who bought illegal weapons, and notify those buyers about their illegal purchase. It also must publish notices in its catalog and Web site telling customers which products are illegal in New York. <br> <br> Possessing the weapons are considered a fourth-degree misdemeanor, which carries a maximum prison sentence of one year. Legal weapons the company sells include air guns and regular knives.
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