Our blog post last week focused on who is prohibited from owning a firearm. It is a long list, but one that Californians should be aware of. If you fail to know the law, then you could find yourself facing very serious allegations. And when it comes to federal firearms offenses, the law does not proceed with a delicate touch.
Federal weapons charges can come with serious consequences. From owning illegal weapons, to selling or trading illegal firearms on the black market, individual's accused of federal firearms offenses face harsh penalties from long prison sentences to hefty fines. California readers may find the following story about a California border patrol officer recently accused of shipping military grade weapons overseas interesting.
The illegal sale and transport of firearms is a serious offense in the United States. If convicted of federal weapons charges individuals face a range of penalties from prison and probation to fines and fees. While many law enforcement agencies may be involved in an investigation, the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is the primary federal agency tasked with investigating federal firearms offenses.