Domestic Violence Abuser Sentenced to 10 Years For Unlawful Possession of a Firearm

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Dallas Field Division -(AmmoLand.com)- A convicted domestic violence offender discovered with a firearm was sentenced last week to 10 years in federal prison, the statutory maximum sentence, following an investigation by the ATF Dallas Division, announced U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas Erin Nealy Cox.

Desmond Greer, 26, pleaded guilty in March to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Dallas County Court records show that in 2016, Mr. Greer was twice convicted of Assault Family Violence after repeatedly punching and choking the 22-year-old mother of his children – two offenses that disqualified him from having a gun.

In spite of this restriction, Mr. Greer was seen brandishing a M-15 multi-caliber rifle during a dispute with a customer at his auto shop, federal prosecutors said.

“Federal law forbids convicted abusers from carrying guns – in part because research shows domestic violence offenders are five times more likely to kill their partner when there’s a gun in the home,” said U.S. Attorney Nealy Cox. “Prosecuting offenders who violate these domestic violence firearm restrictions is homicide prevention, plain and simple.”

“Mr. Greer is a convicted felon with a history of domestic violence offenses,” stated ATF Special Agent in Charge of the Dallas Division Jeffrey C. Boshek II. “When prohibited people and abusers unlawfully possess firearms, the probability of intimate partner homicide increases substantially. This sentence ensures Mr. Greer will not be a threat to the public, or to his family, for a very long time.”

The case was brought as part of the U.S. Attorney’s Domestic Violence Initiative, a push to fight domestic violence using federal firearm laws, which prohibits convicted abusers from possessing guns.

The prosecution is also part of Project Guardian, the Justice Department’s signature initiative to reduce gun violence using federal firearm laws.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney John J. Boyle prosecuted the case. Chief U.S. District Judge Barbara M. G. Lynn handed down the sentence.


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ATF is the federal law enforcement agency responsible for investigating violations of the federal firearms and explosives laws and regulations. More information about ATF and its programs can be found at www.atf.gov.

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freedom isnt cheap
freedom isnt cheap
1 year ago

we all know she started it

joefoam
joefoam
1 year ago

Well how about that. Existing laws on the books function as designed when enforced.

Agostino
Agostino
1 year ago

DON’T TELL ME THE FEDS ARE FINALLY STARTING TO PROSECUTE PEOPLE THEY CATCH LYING ON A 4473! As a gun dealer, I welcome this trend.

24and7
24and7
1 year ago

He shouldnt be in jail..his wife shouldve killed him..

Deplorable Bill
Deplorable Bill
1 year ago

The 2A is clear. The right of the people to keep and bare arms shall not be infringed. Doesn’t matter if he is a wife beater, junk yard worker, world record holding traffic ticked offender or anything else, if he is not in jail or the loony farm he has the right to keep and bare arms…. period. Anyone who legislates, judges, lawyers , enforces any law that runs contrary to the constitution, the bill of rights, the amendments is, by definition, treasonous. Treason has a price! All men are created equal. They are endowed by their creator with certain,… Read more »

TexDad
TexDad
1 year ago

Dude, it’s “bear arms”, not “bare arms”. You keep the sleeves on those pasty pale pea-shooters.