Posted July 21, 2018 8:30 am by Comments

By Tom Knighton

While guns are easier to obtain legally in Chicago than they used to be, it’s still not “easy” to get a gun and comply with the law. For the criminals, though, it’s never much of a stretch. They have numerous sources for illegal guns and they’re more than willing to avail themselves of all of those.

An Arkansas man was sentenced to seven years in prison for his role in helping to provide those guns.

An Arkansas man was sentenced to more than seven years in prison for buying guns in his home state to sell illegally in Chicago and the southwest suburbs.

U.S. District Judge Ronald A. Guzman sentenced 28-year-old Klint Kelley of Malvern, Arkansas, to seven years and three months in federal prison on Wednesday, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Kelley pleaded guilty earlier this year to one federal count of unlawfully engaging in the business of dealing firearms and one count of selling firearms to a known felon.

The buyer was a childhood friend of Kelley’s who had turned informant for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. He was arrested in a sting operation after the Chicago Ridge sale.

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Source:: Bearing Arms

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