Gary Indiana Woman Sentenced For Straw Purchasing Firearms

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Don't Lie For The Other Guy

SOUTH BEND – -( Briana S. Williams-Heard, 24 years old, of Gary, Indiana, was sentenced by United States District Court Chief Judge Jon E. DeGuilio after pleading guilty to making false statements in connection with the acquisition of firearms, announced United States Attorney Clifford D. Johnson.

Williams-Heard was sentenced to 1-year probation with 12 months home detention.

According to documents in the case, in 2020 Williams-Heard bought three handguns from two federally licensed firearm dealers which she then gave to a convicted felon gang member. Williams-Heard falsely reported to police that one of those guns was stolen, and that gun was subsequently found in the possession of the felon gang member.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives with the assistance of the Michigan City Police Department.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Frank E. Schaffer and Geovanny E. Martinez.

This case was prosecuted as part of the joint federal, state, and local Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Program, the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts.  PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime.  Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them.  As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally-based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.

Chicago Field Division

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives

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

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. . . and then be a criminal who robs a store with that gun and get caught and then get the “gun” charges dropped and then plea to a lesser charge and be out on the streets again right away thanks to bail reform.


Stop publishing atf press releases.

publish atf employee traitor addresses

F**k atf and their extended families


Nothing cruel and unusual about that punishment. Naaaaa…Oh and where is the VICTIM??


This is what the ATFE was created for, not going after law abiding gun owners. There are enough bad guys to go around, you don’t need to creat new laws to make good guys into bad guys.


Ever buy a gun for a son or daughter? For your wife? For a good friend? YOU CRIMINAL! You DESERVE 10 years for being a “bad” guy.

Xaun Loc

You, sir, are an unmitigated fool.


The ATF is nothing but a radical left political activist organization. Same as their Dem leaders in DC you can’t believe them- propaganda similar to how the Nazis controlled the Pols after the invasion in 1939. The ATF is not on our side.


“This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives with the assistance of the Michigan City Police Department.

Deplorable Bill

“A well regulated militia, being necessary to a free state, the RIGHT of the people to keep and bear arms SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED.” The second amendment, THE law of the land. Any law repugnant to the constitution is null and void per a SCOTUS case; Marburry vs Madison. This makes all laws contrary to the second amendment (in this case) illegal. Now, who are the real criminals? The atfe, their lawyers, the judge, the legislators who wrote or enforced unconstitutional laws. The woman bought a gun and then gave it or sold it to a low life gang banger.… Read more »

AZ Lefty

Yes we get it you support Criminals


Yes, we get it. You support tyrants.

Wild Bill

Do you supposed that Lefty does not know that the government could make him into a criminal on a voice vote of congress and the stroke of the president’s pen?


I’m sure he’s one of the delusional ones who thinks it won’t happen to him. That kind of thing only happens to us “extremists”. Either that or more likely, judging from the comments he’s made, he’ll comply with whatever government says because It’S tHe LaW.


does not understand that about half of the statutes on the books would not stand strict scrutiny ,which is what is required but not done on constitutional cases (rights are not privileges)


HALF? It is your RIGHT to do whatever you want and own whatever you want as long as you don’t harm someone. I’d say that it would be 99% of all statutes on the books that couldn’t withstand THAT scrutiny!

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And then drone strike him while at dinner with his family. And it would be “OK” because psychopathic control freaks said it was.

Deplorable Bill

This is at least the second time you have said this to me Sir. The truth is I support the constitution. I stand up for what is right as defined by SCRIPTURE. I support rights and freedoms as given to all mankind by the LORD. I stand up for the flag. I kneel for the cross. I stand against evil people, especially those in positions of authority. I stand against evil as defined by SCRIPTURE. Maybe, you should do the same, maybe everyone should. If I supported criminals I would be working for the atfe or the fbi or the… Read more »

Wild Bill

I think that he is a political operative. Just consider the source.


Lying is not “wrong”. Unless it is bearing false witness. She harmed no one with her lie. If she lied and someone else would have faced a penalty because of her lie, then she is a criminal. The scripture says Let God be true and every man a liar which if you are HONEST includes you.

Xaun Loc

“she harmed no one with her lie” Tell that to the victims of her gang-member felon boyfriend.


We get it…you’re a raving communist PIECE OF HUMAN EXCREMENT!


“Now, who are the real criminals?  The atfe, their lawyers, the judge, the legislators who wrote or enforced unconstitutional laws.”

What about the Michigan City Police Department?


I pick G all of the above


YOU FORGOT: A well regulated militia, being necessary to a free state


LOL! to the down voter.