Posted July 12, 2018 6:00 pm by Comments

By Tom Knighton

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A Louisiana man is now heading to prison after he pawned some firearms. Now, it doesn’t appear that he stole the guns or anything like that. So just how does a man get arrested for pawning guns he owns?

By being a convicted felon and not being allowed to own firearms in the first place, that’s how.

Joseph Seth Rivers, 35, of Converse, also could be fined $250,000 and ordered to serve three years of federal supervised release once he is released from prison, the U.S. attorney’s office reports.

Rivers is scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 24 in U.S. District Court in Shreveport.

He pleaded guilty Tuesday to a charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Back in 2009, Rivers was convicted of aggravated assault with a firearm. That’s a felony and proof that he is probably the kind of guy most folks would rather have not be able to pick up a firearm in any legal way.

However, in August of 2016, he pawned four guns. A .270-caliber Remington Model 700 rifle, a .357-caliber Smith & Wesson Model 66 revolver, a .22LR Ruger Model 10-22 rifle and a 16-gauge Browning Model BPS shotgun. At the time, he …Read the Rest

Source:: Bearing Arms

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