Guns have been a major topic of discussion lately. While some lawmakers focus on what they consider the underlying causes of firearms crimes, other legislators focus on regulating the weapons themselves. While agreement may be sparse these days, it appears that the U.S House of Representatives has outlined a plan to increase the penalties for those convicted of federal firearms offenses.
Federal firearms charges should always be taken very seriously. Federal firearms offenses encompass a broad range of criminal activity including the possession of a gun that is not registered to trafficking. According to one recent report, a 29-year-old California man is currently experiencing just how serious federal prosecutors take weapons crimes.
Sacramento residents might be interested to learn a bit about a recent case involving a former U.S. Navy SEAL. A federal jury recently found the man guilty of 13 federal weapons charges, including conspiracy and arms trafficking charges.
The illegal possession of firearms and federal firearms offenses are major crimes. They are crimes that law enforcement takes very seriously, so people may end up dealing with authorities who are very eager to move forward with charges. In many cases, weapons are trafficked over state borders, which could be connected to other federal firearms charges. These firearms may work their way from the black market into the regular market for personal firearms.
According to the U. S. Attorney's Office, authorities recently made federal firearms and drug trafficking charges against two men and one woman from Ventura County, California. The arrests were made in connection with an undercover police operation targeting alleged California gang members. Several law enforcement agencies have taken part in the operation, which has reportedly spanned a number of months and resulted in a total of six arrests.