Youngstown OH Man Sentenced To More Than 10 Years In Prison For Firearms Violation

Brian K. Bellard, 43
Brian K. Bellard, 43
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives ( ATF )
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives ( ATF )

Ohio – -(Ammoland.com)- A Youngstown man sentenced to more than 10 years in prison for firearms violations, said Carole S. Rendon, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.

Brian K. Bellard, 43, was arrested on Oct. 16, 2015 after Youngstown police responded to a call about an armed man arguing with people outside the Eastside Civic Center. Police found Bellard with a Smith and Wesson, model SD40VE, .40 caliber pistol, and ammunition, according to court documents.

Bellard forbidden from possessing firearms because of previous felony convictions dating back to 1992. Those convictions included felonious assault and domestic violence, according to court documents.

He pleaded guilty last year to being a felon in possession of a firearm. He was sentenced to 125 months in federal prison.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jason M. Katz following an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Youngstown Police Department.

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Protect Now

What is going on with the over populated planet infringing the people’s civil rights by putting laws in front of our constitution. We need to be armed before the criminals get us. Veto all gun laws.

Buffalolips

I might agree except for the FACT that government jurisdictions all over the country are criminalizing everything and have been for decades. If you don’t have access to law books to compare now to 25 years ago, look closely at the world-leading rates of incarceration in the United States. One of many goals of criminalization, in addition to keeping private prisons at 100% occupancy, is to take away every citizen’s gun rights by making them a felon. When I began as a cop 25 years ago, AZ criminal, traffic and alcohol laws were printed in large font on less than… Read more »

Dave C

It is good to see that law finally being used. How long will it take for Obama to grant him a pardon because he didn’t kill anybody – This time.

peewee henson

WELL THERE YA GO; CRIMINALS DO NOT OBEY GUN LAWS, OR ANY LAW FOR THAT MATTER. AND YET LEFTIST POLITICIANS CLAIM OTHERWISE

Huapakechi

You might notice that politicians don’t obey laws either.

CoosaTotahK9

More than ten years for just carrying a firearm and the cop that shot a man may get two to fours years for killing a person. Ummm, sounds like cruel and unusual punishment to me. Now, the man, being a felon, needs judicial punishment, but ten years in prison is a “wee bit” excessive. And the ATF is touting their “victory” of getting this man convicted and sentenced to more than tens years in the pages of Ammoland! Sounds like attempted intimidation of all of the rest of us to not carry firearms! As for me, I’m not taking the… Read more »

Tionico

you failed to notice (ignored?) this is his SECOND “felon in possession” charge, and the felony seems to have been a real one (violence against persons sort of charge) rather than some technical victimless “felony”, far too many of which are on the books. (in my county it is a felony to shoot a cat…. even a feral nuisance cat….. but its OK to shoot squirrels, dogs harrassing livestock, rats, etc). I am GLAD to see such persons put away for a signficant amount of time, as they are precisely the sort that should NOT have firearms. Note well his… Read more »

monkeysonacupcake

I totally agree and I would like to add that although I have no love for the ATF and their silly arbitrary rules, bashing them for prosecuting this felon and putting this scum bag away for 10 years sounds like a good thing to me. It’s not often anyone has anything good say about the ATF but this is one of those times they actually did their job, go figure. As far as the Buffalolips misguided altruistic opinion about too many felony laws, what would you have the government do just release criminals who perform death & destruction by saying… Read more »

RonH

Honest, law abiding citizens have the right to keep and bear arms. Convicted felons do not have the right.

Bob

It’s about time, most jurisdictions toss out the felon with a gun charge. Personally, I feel that if a felon is “caught” with a gun is should be an automatic, non-negotiable 5 or 10 year sentence. Take them in front of a judge, Charge felon with a gun? Yes. Bang the gavel and off they go.

Buffalolips

I might agree except for the FACT that government jurisdictions all over the country are criminalizing everything and have been for decades. If you don’t have access to law books to compare now to 25 years ago, look closely at the world-leading rates of incarceration in the United States. One of many goals of criminalization, in addition to keeping private prisons at 100% occupancy, is to take away every citizen’s gun rights by making them a felon. When I began as a cop 25 years ago, AZ criminal, traffic and alcohol laws were printed in large font on less than… Read more »

AJ

Things like that are a direct result of the pantywaisted people shouting “there oughtta be a law!!” Add that to the faliure known as the war on drugs and you have the unintended side effect of a populace that is disarmed because they’re now prohibited persons.

Infidel7.62

Obutthole will release him before the end of the year as a non-violent offender.

Eric

How many 4473 forms did he fill out post conviction ?

Naturalist

It was the 4473 form for Black Market sales anc NICS checks.