"A charge of possessing a stolen firearm carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years' supervised release."
Good luck squeezing blood out of a turnip with regards to the quarter million potential fine. As far as the 10 year prison sentence, that comes out of your and my pocket.
I best keep my personal feelings about the justified treatment of those who violate the trust of innocent Americans, while employed to supposedly keep us safe, to myself.
A felon in possession x5 and he is not in jail.The judge allowed Kelly to remain out of custody while awaiting his sentencing, which is set for July 29. He entered his plea without making a deal with the government, the prosecutor noted.
Kelly reported taking the guns to help provide for his young son and the boy's mother, ... At the time of his arrest, he said the electricity had been cut off in their home and they were close to being evicted.
As others have mentioned I suspect he will get a slap on the hand. That will of course NEVER make the news. First the GOV. sets up ridiculous laws about flying with a firearm in luggage. Supposedly for safety. As in we all know criminals will climb out on the wing, break into where the baggage is stored, get the gun out and then climb back in the plane.
So we set up laws that they have to jump through all kinds of hoops to check them in. Still not seeing how this helped. Meanwhile we let the airport hire scum to steal the guns. It's why the last few times I flew I shipped the guns I wanted with me ahead of me, then shipped them back. To me it was worth the small price to not have to risk dealing with some moron robot at check in. Who "thinks" they know the law, and then risk scum like this stealing the damn gun. This of course will not work for everyone but if you can, it is a far better way to do it.
As others have mentioned I suspect he will get a slap on the hand.
I say cut said hand off and tattoo, I’m a thief on his forehead.