Arizona Man Sentenced to Prison for Failure to Register Weapons

PHOENIX (LAWFUEL) – Gerald James Brown, 62, of Prescott, Ariz., was sentenced here yesterday by U.S. District Judge David G. Campbell to two years in federal prison after Brown was found guilty by a federal jury in May of two counts of the illegal Possession of National Firearms Act Weapons.

Brown was charged in February 2008 for possession of a silencer and a shotgun with a twelve-round revolving magazine, known as a “Street Sweeper,” and classified as a destructive device under federal law. Both firearms require owner registration and Brown had never filed the necessary paperwork registration for either of the firearms.

The investigation in this case was conducted by the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The prosecution was handled by Paul V. Rood, Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Arizona, Phoenix.

CASE NUMBER: CR-00111-001-PCT-DGC

RELEASE NUMBER: 2008-318(Brown)