The Las Cruces Sun-News reports testimony began Wednesday in the trial of New Deal Shooting Sports owner Rick Reese, his wife, Terri, and their sons Ryin and Remington.
The four are accused of selling 34 weapons and ammunition to undercover agents and a Mexican cartel member-turned-government informant from 2010 to July of 2011.
Authorities contend the Reese's fudged firearms purchasing forms during the transactions and laundered the proceeds.
Defense attorneys have argued that the four followed the law, reporting sales of multiple firearms to federal authorities.
The Reese's have pleaded "not guilty" in the case… and their defense attorneys have argued publicly that political fallout from
Operation Fast and Furious prompted the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to accuse the Reese family of allegedly selling guns to individuals posing as straw purchasers.
The trial in U-S District Court is expected to last from two to three weeks.