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Criminal – Sentencing Enhancement – Firearms (access required)

A Norfolk U.S. District Court denies a defendant’s post-conviction motions, including his objection to a sentencing enhancement for defendant’s possession of a Bryco Arms 9mm handgun that he told a coconspirator that he needed “for protection.” Section 2D1.1(b)(1) of the federal sentencing guidelines provides for a two-level increase in the offense level if a dangerous weapon ...