Florida arms seller can't confirm gun's link to attacks

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Posted: Dec 12, 2015 8:09 PM

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida-based online arms seller says it can't confirm that a gun it sold is linked to Islamic militants in the Paris attacks.

The head of a Serbian arms factory told The Associated Press this week that the M92 semi-automatic pistol's serial number matched one delivered to Delray Beach-based Century Arms in May 2013.

According to a statement posted Friday on its website, Century Arms is cooperating with investigators but is "unable to confirm" that the firearm it sold has been linked to the attacks that killed 130.

The statement says the company "expects the firearms it ships to licensed firearms dealers in the United States to be sold in strict compliance with the law."

The company says its guns are sold for hunting, range shooting, collecting and home defense.

ATF spokeswoman Ginger Colbrun said in an email to The AP Saturday, "Serial numbers of firearms are not always unique when manufactured in other countries. However, no firearm(s) used in the Paris attacks have been traced by ATF."