Man Pleads Guilty to Aiding & Abetting Making False Statement During Gun Acquisition

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CONCORD, MA – -(AmmoLand.com)- Jacob Dionne, 22, of Manchester, pleaded guilty in federal court to aiding and abetting the making of a false statement during the attempted acquisition of a firearm, United States Attorney Scott W. Murray announced today.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on September 11, 2017, a federally licensed firearms dealer located in Hooksett contacted ATF agents about a possible straw purchase by a female. The store did not go through with the sale and described the vehicle that the female left in. ATF agents subsequently observed the vehicle on Hooksett Road in Hooksett. Dionne was one of the people in the vehicle.

The female admitted that Dionne asked her to buy a firearm, and stated that he offered to pay her $200 and fill her gas tank for making the purchase. The female agreed to purchase a firearm and Dionne gave her his credit card to make the purchase. While at the licensed firearms dealer, evidence showed Dionne spoke to the female and pointed to the handgun display. The female admitted that she completed paperwork and falsely stated that she was buying the firearm for herself. In fact, she was purchasing the firearm for Dionne.

Dionne was prohibited from acquiring firearms at the time of the attempted purchase.

Dionne is scheduled to be sentenced on June 12, 2020.

“Federal firearms laws exist in order to keep firearms out of the hands of criminals and those who cannot lawfully possess guns,” said U.S. Attorney Murray. “Those who seek to evade federal law by lying in order to purchase guns, or by getting others to do so, will be identified and prosecuted. Enforcing these laws will help to reduce crime and keep our community safe.”

This matter was investigated by the Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Manchester Police Department.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Debra M. Walsh. The case is part of ATF’s Project Safe Neighborhoods initiative, which is a federally-funded program intended to reduce gun violence through law enforcement training, public education, and aggressive law enforcement efforts to investigate and prosecute gun-related crimes.

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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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Tionico
Tionico (@tionico)
1 year ago

AMMOLAND If you are going to contiue promoting ATF’s propaganda “success stories” you MUST insist they provide more background details on these cases. Example: Dionne was prohibited from acquiring firearms at the time of the attempted purchase. ON WHAT BASIS was he prohibited? COnvicted felon? WHAT charge? There are legion “felony crimes” that are not in reality felonies. Driving more than 20 miles per hour above the arbitraily determined posted speed limit is one. Beong caught within the territory claimed by the State of New Jersey in possession of one hollow point round is another. SHOULD these”crimes” debar one the… Read more »

Bill
Bill (@bill1776)
1 year ago

Let’s see. Massachusetts. That’s where, as I recall, they put a trigger lock on a Revolutionary War musket that was hanging in the statehouse, or something to that effect. So, there are still people in that state who CAN legally buy guns?

It looks, though, as if someone confused MA with NH.

JPM
JPM (@jpm)
1 year ago

More anti-Constitutional B.S. propaganda and lies from the thugs and morons at ATF blowing their own… “horn”. Please note what organization also signed off and supports the ATF and their lies as shown on the billboard; the American Shooting Sports Foundation (ASSF)! A purely Fudd organization that has consistently advocated and supported any restrictions on anything firearm related that isn’t specifically for hunting or the benefit of their manufacturer members profit.

nobodyuknow
nobodyuknow (@nobodyuknow)
1 year ago
Reply to  JPM

Lapierre was right. The BATFE is nothing more than a bunch of Jack Booted Thugs, this case nonwithstanding!!! Their basic goal in America is to SUBVERT the Constitution of the United States, specifically the Second Amendment! They need to crawl BACK UNDER THEIR ROCK AND TAKE MASSACHUSETTS WITH THEM!!!

uncle dudley
uncle dudley (@rockhouse)
1 year ago

If this is a true story why did it take over two and a half years for the government to bring the case to court? Selective enforcement is what this looks like to me.
Seems like a prosecutor making their bones with an eye for a bigger future.

Jonesy
Jonesy (@61deacon64)
1 year ago

I wonder if this is actually a Concord, Ma. item and not a Concord NH piece ?

Green Mtn. Boy
Green Mtn. Boy (@reen-mtn-boy)
1 year ago
Reply to  Jonesy

When I see Hooksett rd. the gun shop that comes to mind is Rileys gun shop in N. H., don’t know what caused their closing but I miss them and Shooters Outpost can’t hold a candle to Rileys.

Elisa Delaurenti
Elisa Delaurenti (@elisa-delaurenti)
1 year ago

Too bad the government is exempt from this law. Fast & Furious, anyone?

Buster
Buster (@buster)
1 year ago

I didn’t see the females name…weird!

Deplorable Bill
Deplorable Bill (@deplorable-bill)
1 year ago

“The RIGHT of the people to keep and bear arms SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED.” The RIGHT and MANDATE to be armed comes from the LORD. There is no higher authority period. The constitution, the bill of rights, the amendments, the declaration of independence and the BIBLE ALL CONFIRM THESE AS FACTS. Therefore, any American citizen who is of age and is NOT in jail or the loony farm has the right to and is mandated to keep and bear arms. Knowing these facts, the atfe should be disbanded, made to return every weapon they took, make restitution to every second… Read more »

Heed the Call-up
Heed the Call-up (@daveeckartverizon-net)
1 year ago

DB, but, but, they stopped one known felon from obtaining one firearm. Shouldn’t that be enough reason to keep the agency in existence? They didn’t kill an innocent wife and child this time, nor traffic firearms to Mexican drug cartels. Don’t you understand that just because they illegally infringe on our rights, that that is not a valid reason to eliminate a government agency?

Deplorable Bill
Deplorable Bill (@deplorable-bill)
1 year ago

I suspect the British king, parliament, bought and paid for politicians, insurgents and military had done the very same things with the very same thoughts in mind and hoped for the very same outcome. Governments are put into place by the citizen and so they are accountable to the citizen. The atfe has NEVER been held accountable for anything they have done, bad or worse, all evil. The atfe is going to have to decide whom they serve; either satan, the socialists/communists and the evil they do for mankind or the LORD and the rights and freedoms HE gave to… Read more »

RayJN
RayJN (@rayjn)
1 year ago

Not only “Fast & Furious”, but Ruby Ridge they shot a woman holding a baby, no charges, They attacked the Branch Davidian’s because they said the children because they were being abused. They rammed the tanks into the building then no one could get out. Then they used flammable flammable tear gas that is not allowed by the Geneva Convention. So the children were no longer abused, just burned to death. Great job fillng in for CPS! Is that a Federal Government function? They couldn’t arrest David Koresh when he was in town, they needed a big show.