Only in Fla. The Orlando Sentinel is reporting that a local bass tournament pro has been “pegged” by feds as the center of an international firearms-trafficking operation. Hugh Crumpler III, a well-known Central Florida bass fishing guide, has been sentenced to just over two years in prison. Crumpler said he knew the weapons he sold were going out of the country to places like Honduras, but he didn’t know they were ending up with organized criminal groups. “Federal agents say Crumpler mostly bought guns that are the preferred weapons of drug cartels in South and Central America, including a semi-automatic handgun that fires a rifle round capable of penetrating bulletproof vests.”
Tom Bie is the founder, editor, and publisher of The Drake. He started the magazine in 1998 as an annual newsprint publication based in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. He then moved it to Steamboat, Colorado (1999), Boulder, Colorado (2001), and San Clemente, California (2004), as he took jobs as managing editor at Paddler, Senior Editor at Skiing, and Editor-in-Chief at Powder, respectively. Tom and The Drake are now both based in Denver, Colorado, where The Drake is finally all grows up(Swingers, 1996) to a quarterly magazine.