Second, red flags had to be going off in Clarksburg, WV where the FBI was processing all those NICS checks before allowing the sales to go through. The FBI has not been mentioned in connection with Operation Gunwalker previously but these sales could not have been processed without their assistance. This leads to the question of what the FBI knew about this investigation and were they ordered by higher-ups in the Justice Department to provide assistance to ATF's ongoing investigation. If so, who?
I've read of people who bought five handguns at one time getting a visit from the feds to ask 'who and why'; but it sure didn't happen here.