Delaware Man Sentenced for Stealing Firearms From Licensed Gun Dealer

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WILMINGTON, Del. – -(Ammoland.com)- David C. Weiss, U.S. Attorney for the District of Delaware, announced that Naushad Khan, age 24 of Wilmington, was sentenced today to 60 months in federal prison for stealing numerous guns from a federal firearms licensee and for possession of a stolen firearm. Chief U.S. District Judge Colm F. Connolly pronounced the sentence.

Court records show that, during the early morning hours of May 31, 2020, Khan and four co-conspirators broke into American Sportsman, a federally licensed firearms dealer in Newark, on three separate occasions, stealing a total of 35 firearms. During the first burglary, Khan remained outside as his co-conspirators broke into the store and removed as many handguns and shotguns as they could in two minutes. Khan then returned with two additional co-conspirators and broke into the store two more times. Khan was the only individual present during all three burglaries. Eleven stolen firearms have since been recovered by law enforcement, but the location of the remaining two dozen guns is unknown. Co-defendants Nahsiem McInstosh and Derris Lloyd have pled guilty and are pending sentencing. Investigators continue to search for the remaining firearms and investigate the involvement of the two additional, currently unidentified, co-conspirators.

The government argued for an enhanced sentence based on two aggravating factors: first, that the firearms were stolen during the civil unrest related to George Floyd’s murder; and second, that the stolen firearms were likely sold to persons who could not legally possess guns.

“Ready access to illegal guns endangers lives. Stolen guns give dangerous felons the ability to destroy our communities, shot by shot. Of the eleven firearms that have been recovered, four have been linked through preliminary ballistic testing to other shootings and homicides in Delaware and Pennsylvania. My office will continue to work with all of our partners in law enforcement to hold accountable those who steal guns and sell them to criminals,” stated U.S. Attorney Weiss.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Christopher L. de Barrena-Sarobe and Daniel Logan prosecuted the case. The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives with assistance from the Delaware State Police.

A copy of this press release is located on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Delaware. Related court documents and information is located on the website of the District Court for the District of Delaware or on PACER by searching for Case No. 20-03-CFC.

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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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TGP389

The Wrath of Khan.

Dogma Factor

That’s odd the some of January 6th folks receive longer sentences and they didn’t take anything! Let alone have any firearms. Just a random thought to give perspective of Brandon’s justice department.

Bill

Wow! 60 months for theft of firearms and illegal possession!
That should scare the hell out of anyone thinking about committing the same crime. Punishment should be commensurate with the crime. I’m pretty sure this guy didn’t steal the guns to add to his personal collection. He was going to sell them on the street! Interestingly, Nashiem and Naushad are both traditional muslim names! Hmmmm.

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Agostino

When in God’s name are people going to receive punishment commensurate with this crime? Each of the missing guns has the potential to be used in multiple crimes. According to the FBI a few years ago, over 90% of guns recovered at crime scenes were stolen. Maybe more serious time would deter a cew potential violators.

swmft

we are the ones they punish for their soft on crime bs, we pay withe the stupid restrictions and taxes to be wasted on courts and prosecutors and leos that do nothing to detour crime they get a few years in a climate controlled place with tv and gym no hard work and this is punishment…………Im for chain gangs

Roverray

Only 60 months? Seems very lenient for the crime. Is the DOJ really serious about firearms theft? It doesn’t look like it.

Ope

Five years for stealing 35 firearms from an FFL ? But lying on a 4473 can net you 10 years ? (Unless you’re Hunter Biden of course) Something is really wrong here.

Terry

They’re serious about firearms theft. They’d like to steal everybody’s guns themselves.

swmft

and give them to the drug cartels

Terry

So they can blame people like us.

swmft

they close businesses ,they with draw police and let criminals run wild , and are surprised things get stolen and you can bet they are targeting the gun store for closure

Finnky

Well, the store did “willfully” provide firearms to prohibited people without conducting a NICS check. So under current regime they are guilty and must have their FFL revoked.

smfh
#FJB – Let’s go Brandon – #FATF

swmft

this is about their reasoning level