Man who sold ammo to Las Vegas mass shooter sentenced to prison

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Arizona man who sold armor-piercing bullets to the 1 October gunman was sentenced to 13 months in prison Tuesday.

Douglas Haig, 57, had nothing to do with the actual shooting but the bullets he made and sold were inside the gunman’s hotel room during the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history.

Haig ran an unlicensed ammunition manufacturing business called “Specialized Military Ammunition” out of his Arizona home. He pleaded guilty in Nov. 2019 to illegally manufacturing ammunition without a license.

His fingerprints were found on un-fired cartridges in the gunman’s room the night he killed 58 concert goers at the Route 91 Harvest Festival. According to police, Haig’s bullets were not used in the shooting.

Haig said there isn’t a day that goes by that he doesn’t think about the shooting.

“The thought of being associated with Paddock is sickening to me.” Haig said.

Haig will begin serving his sentence in Oct. 2020.

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