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United States v. Mosley

Former convict feels he needs to carry a gun in the Denver neighborhood where he grew up: Whenever he visits, people keep shooting at him (two of his friends were killed in front of him, and he got shot in the leg). District Court: As a felon, it’s unlawful for you to carry a gun, even if you feel unsafe. You should stop going home, but since you won’t stay away, and it endangers bystanders when people shoot at you, you get an above-guidelines five-year sentence for being a felon in possession of a gun (for third time in seven years). Tenth Circuit: Affirmed.


Tags: 2018, Firearms, Sentencing, Tenth Circuit

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