WILD ROSE, Wis (WSAU) A federal grand jury has indicted a central Wisconsin man for allegedly selling guns without a license. 71-year-old James Schrader of Wild Rose was charged almost four years after federal agents seized 349 weapons from his home. According to a search warrant, Schrader illegally sold two guns to undercover agents in 2007 – along with a receiver part for a machine gun, and a tool to turn semi-automatic weapons into machine guns.
Authorities said Schrader sold many weapons at gun shows, where sellers do not have to under-go background checks as long as they make only occasional sales of the guns they use as a hobby. Schrader’s grandson, Cody Sustman, was convicted in 2006 of selling guns without a license. He told authorities he stole weapons from his grandfather and sold about 30 of them to felons. One of them was used in the murder of sandwich delivery driver Joseph Munz in Milwaukee in 2006.