Man Who Owned Since-Closed Henrietta Gun Shop Charged Under SAFE Act

Man Who Owned Since-Closed Henrietta Gun Shop Charged Under SAFE Act

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By TWC News Staff

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Kordell Jackson, a former Henrietta gun shop owner, and two of his former employees are charged under the SAFE Act with illegally selling more than 100 assault rifles.

Jackson, who closed Jackson Guns and Ammo in January, now faces six counts which include criminal sale of a firearm as well as manufacturing and transporting weapons, according to the New York State Attorney General’s office.

Ken Youngren, 30, of Alfred and Joshua Perkins, 28, of Irondequoit face similar charges. Both Jackson, 40, and Perkins pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Monroe County Court.

State troopers began investigating Jackson after the ATF noticed what it called irregularities in his store’s records. They spent the next two years recovering most of those weapons. Troopers searched Perkins’ home last week and allegedly found several illegal high capacity ammo clips.

Bail for Jackson and Perkins was set at $25,000. Both are expected to post that sometime on Wednesday. The AG’s Office stated that Youngren is expected to turn himself in.