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Federal, local effort nets 10 Augusta felons on firearms charges



Two Augusta men were indicted and eight others recently convicted of firearms charges as part of a collaborative federal crackdown on convicted felons who illegally carry guns.

“Getting guns out of the hands of criminals is an essential element of the fight against violent crime and the disrupti...

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  1. As soon as they serve their time and are released, they will illegally acquire a firearm by theft, straw purchase, or illegal street purchase. Hang out in a gun shop and you will eventually see the baby’s momma come in and fill out the Form 4473 to pick up a gun for the baby’s daddy, who is waiting out in the car. Gun control laws and prison do not modify their behavior.

  2. “Under federal law, it is illegal for the following to possess a firearm: a felon, illegal alien or unlawful user of a controlled substance.” Well, that may be true for regular folks like you and me, but for the elite class, people like Hunter Biden, they can get away with murder. Literally.

  3. This is an excellent program which enables US Attorneys to prosecute the worst of the criminals in our communities. Incarceration serves one or more of three purposes. Retribution, rehabilitation or prevention. Most criminals prosecuted under these statutes have demonstrated that their prior punishment has not rehabilitated them, so their incarceration serves primarily to prevent recidivism.

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