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Rhode Island Bar Journal Article

Straw Purchases AND Obliterating Serial Numbers

Posted by Keith G. Langer | Mar 09, 2021 | 0 Comments

How to attract the "alphabet agencies" in a way you won't like:
Ammoland reports this local luminary's ballistic enterprise was shut down by the ATF and Boston police. Ex-Winchester resident Tyrone Morris-Janey, 30, was sentenced to time served, three years of supervised release, and one year of home confinement for making false statements during the acquisition of a firearm. That's the straw purchase part. He also gave a false address.
He peddled a half-dozen guns, that the ATF knows of, including at least one with an obliterated serial number. That is illegal under both MA and Federal law. This is a rather insignificant sentence for someone who put at least a half-dozen illegal guns (and guns w/obliterated serial numbers ARE illegal) "on the street."
Note that the penalty for mere possession of a "post-ban," Large Capacity Feeding Device - read: magazine - is, for a first offense, by a fine of not less than $1,000 nor more than $10,000 or by imprisonment for not less than one year nor more than ten years, or by both such fine and imprisonment. For a second offense, by a fine of not less than $5,000 nor more than $15,000 or by imprisonment for not less than five years nor more than 15 years, or by both such fine and imprisonment.
That is for having a box with a spring in it.
Meanwhile, politicians and lobby groups are working to further restrict the rights of law-abiding citizens.

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Keith G. Langer

Keith G. Langer, Attorney at Law SERVING NORFOLK COUNTY, MA, AND SURROUNDING AREAS Solo practitioner concentrating in civil litigation, collections, family law and administrative law, particularly firearms licensing.Professional Qualifications: One of the longest-serving member of the Firear...


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