Red Lake Man Sentenced to Prison for Possession of an Unregistered Firearm

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ST. PAUL, Minn. – -(AmmoLand.com)- A Red Lake man was sentenced today to 48 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for possessing an unregistered firearm.

According to court documents, on September 27, 2019, following a 911 call, officers responded to a Red Lake residence and found Keith Wayne Lussier, Jr., 36, in possession of a 12-gauge sawed-off shotgun. Lussier initially refused the officers’ commands to surrender, but ultimately put down the shotgun and was taken into custody.

On November 6, 2020, Lussier pleaded guilty to one count of possessing an unregistered firearm.

Acting U.S. Attorney W. Anders Folk for the District of Minnesota made the announcement after U.S. District Judge Wilhelmina M. Wright sentenced the defendant.

This case is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms and the Red Lake Department of Public Safety.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Alexander D. Chiquoine.

Also on the same date but in a different case:

Sioux Falls Man was Sentenced for Making a False Statement in the Acquisition of a Firearm

Acting United States Attorney Dennis R. Holmes announced that a Sioux Falls, South Dakota, man convicted of Making a False Statement in the Acquisition of a Firearm was sentenced on August 23, 2021, by U.S. District Judge Karen E. Schreier.

Zachary Taylor Bobbs, age 36, was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

Bobbs was indicted by a federal grand jury on September 1, 2020. He pled guilty on June 1, 2021.

The conviction stemmed from an incident on November 8, 2019, when Bobbs knowingly made a false and fictitious written statement to a federally licensed firearms dealer when he tried to purchase a firearm. Said written statement was likely to deceive the firearms dealer. Bobbs falsely indicated on ATF Form 4473 that he had never been convicted of a felony and that he had never been convicted of a domestic violence when, in fact, he had been convicted of both.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. Deputy Chief John E. Haak prosecuted the case.

Bobbs was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

St. Paul Field Division


Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives

ATF is the federal law enforcement agency responsible for investigating violations of 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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Green Mtn. Boy

Repeal the NFA,GCA and dissolve the “AFT”.

Buster

And what about Hunter Biden? Does he get any jail time?

APG member

Son; as a member of the political class in America, Hunter Biden is above the law.

CourageousLion

Actually that is some SICK crap to put someone in a cage for five years because of something they are doing to themselves. That senator is a low life psychopathic control freak piece of crap. I don’t like the Xidens, but seriously? Caging people like that is nuts as well as caging people for something they wrote on a piece of paper. Our founding fathers considered a FELONY to be a HEINOUS crime with VICTIMS.

Hazcat

The Founders also considered their ‘word’ to be part of their sacred honor and of the highest duty to uphold. Words mean things.

CourageousLion

Oh, and I bet the Founding fathers NEVER lied to the British at all. There is a time where a LIE is right. If they outlaw your firearms and they come to your home and you going to go right away and get them or make up a lie and hope that ends it? Geezzzz….

USMC0351Grunt

Hence the penalty of death for committing a felony.

CourageousLion

I don’t believe that all felonies were death. Some where restitution to the VICTIM. Such as burglary. Or embezzlement.

CourageousLion

Don’t you know? All of us animals living on the farm are equal. It’s just that some are more equal than others.

motodad369

Wasn’t Orwell quite the prophetic chap?

Ansel Hazen

Ugh.

CourageousLion

Wow! I feel so much safer now that a guy who had the audactity to cut a shotgun off “too short” is in a cage! And the other guy? Well, did he pay his debt to society? Why is that REGISTRATION form even in existence? Oh I know why! Because the 2nd amendment hasn’t been in force and effect in its entirety since 1905. If it HAD, the MILITIA might have made a stand against these unconstitutional psychopathic control freak run beauroRAT government “agencies”.

motodad369

Nailed it. Remember when Randy Weaver’s minor son was murdered over a sawn off shotgun. Or his wife was shot and killed on her front porch while holding an infant over a sawn off shotgun.
Damn sniper was decorated for that. And guess what? The said sawn off shotgun was of a legal length.
One family or one person at a time. Wake up and form up for mutual defense of each other before it’s too late citizen.

CourageousLion

Actually, you’re wrong. Randy used to live in Bergmann Arkansas for a few years and I became a friend of his. My dad was visiting one day while Randy and Elishaba (16 years old at the time, the baby Vicki was holding) and I asked him if he ever thought he would meet Randy Weaver. His response was “Not in your living room”. Well I asked Randy about the shotgun fable that was going around and he said, HELL NO, I CUT THAT OFF RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE HANDGUARD. WHAT DIFFERENCE SHOULD IT MAKE? Here I am with Randy… Read more »

motodad369

That’s cool that you have had a personal relationship with Randy. I met him at a gun show several years back and purchased his book. Nice fella. As per his book it stated that those charges of sawing the barrel to an illegal dimension were dropped as when correctly measured it was still within legal ( barely) dimensions. Now as I didn’t discuss that subject with him I have no personal firsthand knowledge, only what is in the book.
Fact still remains though. Slaughter over a sawn off shotgun. Come on man.

swmft

it is not clear that randy shortened it or the fbi agent, remember they were trying to force him to spy on his neighbors

rancott

Personally my opinion is that the ATF is an out dated bureaucracy that has out lived its purpose and is used as a political weapon…kind of like the SS in WW2 Germany.

motodad369

Bingo.

JSNMGC

“This case is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms and the Red Lake Department of Public Safety.”

So many local enforcers cooperate with federal enforcers to enforce any gun law.

CourageousLion

They are functional illiterates that have no inkling what SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED means.

motodad369

Imagine that.

willyd

Bobbs, was convicted of lying on the ATF form4474, was sentenced to 30 months, my question is about Hunter Biden, he did the same thing and he is still out free as a bird, two sets of rules, PRIVLAGED, and PEON, LAWS??? Perfect Politician V/S COMMON CITIZAN!!!!!!!!

JB

5 letters, B-I-D-E-N !! If his name was Hunter Jones, we all know he’d be spendin’ some “quality time” with Bubba

Ram

Any follow up on that Hunter Biden 4473 form?
The one with the intentional lie on it.

DonP

Or, more accurately, the felonious falsification of a government document.

Country Boy

Joedolph Biden (All Hail!) will just claim it’s just “Russian Disinformation…nothing to see, move along now….

StLPro2A

The conviction stemmed from an incident on November 8, 2019, when BIDEN…..er, Bobbs, my bad……. knowingly made a false and fictitious written statement to a federally licensed firearms dealer when he tried to purchase a firearm.”

Selective persecution…..er, prosecution….my bad again.

Stag

Looks like the government thugs are bragging about armed robbery, aggravated kidnapping, and violation of rights again.

Country Boy

They always do. And they have to in order to keep their well paying criminal jobs

JNew

The Red Lake case is missing vital information. Police don’t show up for unregistered gun calls. What sparked the encounter? How was the gun even known to exist by police? Why was there a moment when the man refused to put it down?
Getting all the info is especially important today considering the number of 80% lower and 3D firearms out there today.

USMC0351Grunt

This is looking more like a “Red Flag” issue. However, 80% Arms and 3D printed guns without serial numbers are legal. A sawed-off shotgun is not.

Roland T. Gunner

“Sawed off” is ambiguous. Cut from 28″ hunting barrel to 18″ practical barrel is not criminal; and for that matter, why should a little home gunsmithing to your 870 be a crime when you can buy the same end product, new, legally, from numerouse manufacturers of short non-shotguns?

motodad369

Indeed.

JNew

We don’t have red flag laws in MN.

USMC0351Grunt

That’s why I said it *looks like a red flag issue”. You don’t have to have the laws enacted in order for the actions to be used. I’m sure it’s against a law to use cocaine there too but guarantee I would be able to find some in the state.

Country Boy

Not to worry , with Ilham Omar and The Minnesota Muslim Mob behind her, you will soon, no doubt.

Henry Bowman

Minnesota doesn’t have a ‘Red Flag’ law. Also, this is not a state that requires firearm registration.

USMC0351Grunt

Would you please name one state where you have to register a firearm?

Henry Bowman

New Jersey, IIRC. Also IL but there they don’t play games with the firearms, they cut straight to the chase and register ALL legal owners. And as we all know from history, registering firearms identifies the law-abiding owners, so the machinery of the total state can confiscate what they have.

JSNMGC

California at the time of purchase or when a person moves into the state:

https://www.californiacarry.org/gun-registration.html

JSNMGC

Connecticut (for broad categories of semiautomatic rifles):

https://portal.ct.gov/DESPP/Division-of-State-Police/Special-Licensing-and-Firearms/Firearms

JSNMGC

Other states have what is almost registration – they require all transfers to be documented with the state.

All these state laws, and many others, are enforced by state, county, city/town enforcers (many of whom are veterans, who took “oaths”).

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JSNMGC
Country Boy

Ever read a ATF 4473 form?

JSNMGC

Police will show up for an unregistered SBS, if the owner is someone they don’t like.

JNew

Dependson who’s running the force. Usually, it’s a sheriff issue.

JSNMGC

Ok, not all police officers with petty grudges will show up to arrest someone for an unregistered SBS.

Sometimes they will jam-up their victim and ruin his life by informing the county sheriff office or the BATFE.

MajorMike

Lindal,
Fu#$ing POS SPAMMER.

hippybiker

Laundering drug money has no future!

BillyBobTexas

FINE! How can we argue that they “are already a zillion gun laws on the books” and then complain when they enforce them?
Sorry for this guy, but he lied on the form, and should pay the price.
If you want NO laws, work to remove them. If you want MORE laws, then try to excuse this guy and they will make MORE laws.

JSNMGC

There is currently a house bill going through the process that requires most semiautomatic rifles (currently owned and future purchases) to be registered with the federal government.

If this bill passes, and is signed into law, do you believe the tens of millions of people who currently own those rifles should register them?

Do you believe people who don’t register their semiautomatic rifles should “pay the price?”

WI Patriot

And it’ll never come to fruition, it’ll die a sad and lonely death…

JSNMGC

And when such a bill is passed in the future?

buzzard

Really don’t care. Try and take them. Think how many Jews would have lived if they shot every SS officer that knocked on there door.

JSNMGC

Look at all the “law and order” people posting who support enforcement of “gun laws,” as opposed to actual crimes, like murder, rape, armed robbery, theft, etc.

None of the “law and order” people have indicated where they draw the line – that is, at what point do they think people should not follow the law:

  • Failure to register a semiautomatic rifle? (after registration is required)
  • Possession of a semiautomatic rifle? (after possession is banned)
  • Failure to board the boxcar when ordered to do so?
JSNMGC

Response on hold, but the short version is:
For all the “law and order” people, where do you draw the line?

Roland T. Gunner

The “Mila 18” sentiment is widely appreciated, but you oversimplify it.

motodad369

One man alone is easily defeated many not so much. Band together fellow citizens before it’s too late.

CourageousLion

Leaderless resistance AKA the War of the Flea AKA guerilla warfare is WHY the US military can’t beat a bunch of Goat herders in Afghanistan. How are they going to defeat us if we start acting like they did towards the US military?

motodad369

You might just be on to something.

swmft

poppy growers, the goat herders are friendly

Neanderthal75

The SS did not knock on doors that was the Gestapo.

It was only after the war actually began that the SS in taking towns and cities went to people’s doors, and that was to bust them down not knock.

I must point out however that the SS was a very small number of troops compared to the overall size of the Wehrmacht overall.

motodad369

I believe people should come together and defend each other against these draconian and unconstitutional laws. Where the one is easily defeated the many not so much. It’s a bundle of twigs analogy citizens. Wake up free or wake up a prisoner.

swmft

like what was done to bureau of land management atf needs same surround and disarm done to them texas should start selling made in texas stuff in state and tell feds KEEP OUT first time will be the last

motodad369

Yep, you are absolutely correct.

swmft

the laws are all unconstitutional just cant get enough people to stand up and fight ,someone needs to reopen miller and point out what the military uses a ww1 trench gun is a class3 why? it is short and some are simi auto and only 141/2 inches overall no fun to shoot but atf got ruling because miller died before court heard case no input to put them right ruling is faulty because it says type of weapon useful to militia that would protect short barrel everything (trench war fare or caves) the reason thompsons got on the list is… Read more »

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Roland T. Gunner

30 months in prison for lying? Damn, what would he get for littering?

JSNMGC

They will take you to jail and put you in with all the mother stabbers and father rapers.

http://www.songlyrics.com/arlo-guthrie/alice-s-restaurant-lyrics/

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Roland T. Gunner

Awe heck, I have listened to A.G. every Thanksgiving for 40 years, but I said “littering” and never even made the connection.

swmft

open your ears and listen to what is around you,4f for littering

Agostino

I’m sorry other commenters, but it’s real hard to have sympathy for a person who knowingly lied on a government form he had to sign under penalty of perjury. This is not to express my feelings on the underlying laws.

Jonesy

Oh and Hunter Biden’s hearing and trial starts soon.

HLB

The Government lies all the time. The Government forces Citizens to comply with unconstitutional laws. It is morally Ok for an honest person to lie to the Government.

HLB

swmft

yet hunter and 30% of police with same domestic violence have guns ,the laws not applying to some and not others invalidates them everyone or no one

Agostino

As a federally licensed gun dealer, it’s refreshing to read that the feds are finally enforcing the laws they tout so highly.

JSNMGC

Will you find it refreshing when the Red Lake Department of Safety calls the BATFE to inform them that the guy who is dating the Chief’s daughter has an unregistered semiautomatic rifle (in violation of a federal law)?

Will you be delighted when the Red Lake Department of Safety sets up a perimter around the guy’s apartment building and the BATFE does a “dynamic entry” to arrest the guy and seize his property that he bought legally and with which he did nothing wrong?

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motodad369

Probably so, as long as it is not he and his.
One drop at a time fills a bucket more quickly than one can imagine.

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rancott

I get what you’re saying. If more laws where enforced then we might be able to get some bad ones off the books. Hello… Hunter B1den, (misspelled on purpose for algorithm avoidance)

Roland T. Gunner

As a federally licensed gun dealer, you have an economic dog in the hunt in favor of gun laws. We get rid of all the bad gun laws, you lose your chokehold on the supply bottleneck.

CourageousLion

BINGO! We don’t live in a country with free enterprise. We live in a country where the people who get to do business kiss those in the governments ass and get to have their business. FFL dealers have a stake hold in getting transfer fees etc.

motodad369

Kinda like being a police officer or judge. Who is buttering their toast? ,

Roland T. Gunner

I retired from a large metropolitsn agency 6 years ago; and the last few years were truly difficult, as I lost my ability to suspend disbelief in much of the police “mission”, and how it was performed. Too much criminalized activity, too much unnecessary force, and too little force when shock and awe would have worked wonders.

Stag

As a FFL, I think Agostino is a disgrace and I look forward to the day when we are not needed. #AllArmsLawsAreUnconstitutional

Roland T. Gunner

brother.

Stag

Butters and Fudds are cancer.

buzzard

About time laws are being enforced.

JSNMGC

Will you say the same when there is a law that requires registration of semiautomatic rifles?

Roland T. Gunner

What he said.

swmft

should have used hunter biden defense waiting for someone to publicly do that dad will be forced to pardon him which will cause an uproar among people who thought it was a republican made up lie it wont just be hunter in need of a pardon all atf and ss agents involved will be career ending

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motodad369

Not as long as it isn’t his house they come a knocking at. Give it time though. That tune will change.

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Roland T. Gunner

Bad laws do not benefit from enforcement.

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