Illinois, Woman Sentenced to 6 Months in Prison, Transferring Guns to Lovers

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URBANA, Ill. – -(AmmoLand.com)-An Urbana, Illinois, woman, Lawanda Rogers (formerly Moore), age 31, of the 1100 block of East Willard Street, was sentenced on July 12, 2022, to six months in prison for unlawfully transferring firearms to prohibited persons.

At the sentencing hearing, the government detailed how four firearms lawfully purchased by Moore were ultimately seized from two felons during subsequent criminal investigations. Moore’s husband possessed one firearm that had been purchased by Moore. The firearm was seized from a hotel room along with various narcotics in October 2015. Moore’s boyfriend was in possession of three firearms that were seized in November 2018 and June 2019 that had similarly been purchased by Moore. The three firearms seized from Moore’s boyfriend were confiscated by police during drug investigations, with one being used in a shooting in Champaign.

At the hearing, U.S. District Judge Michael M. Mihm emphasized the seriousness of Moore’s conduct, noting the dangerousness of buying firearms to then provide them to those unable to lawfully purchase firearms.

Moore was sentenced following a guilty plea. Unlawful transfer of a firearm to a prohibited person carries a statutory penalty of up to ten years in prison.

“This case demonstrates clearly that those who purchase firearms for others will be held accountable,” said Assistant U.S. Attorney Rachel Ritzer. “This sentence is a step forward in the fight against gun violence in our communities and sends a message to others engaged in the same dangerous behavior that it will not be tolerated.”

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; Champaign Street Crimes Task Force; and Champaign Police Department investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Ritzer represented the government in the prosecution.

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 www.atf.gov.

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CaptainKerosene

Only six months yet 40 years was possible. Not just guns to prohited persons but also drugs. Besides Federal law the Illinois law was also ineffective.

Deplorable Bill

The right to keep and bear arms applies to anyone who is not in jail or the loony farm —- even if they are a dirtbag. What the atfe, the court, the lawyers and anyone who helped them did is treasonous and tyrannical and deserves the punishment for the capitol crimes they have committed. The day is coming. There will be a reckoning.

Arm up and carry on

CaptainKerosene

The right can be foriet by actions.
Violent felons can be disarmed legally.

Dee

How? Why?

Jaque

6 months in the slammer. Thats it. I bet she walks in 6 weeks. If the US had the punishments of the Arab world for crime there would be far less of it. The American ban on cruel and unusual punishment of criminals is a reward to them. Public hangings, and stoning for capital crimes would be a great deterrence to those who are considering a life of crime.

CaptainKerosene

Four illegal transfers could be 40 years. She got off easy.

Dee

Are you sure you want ALL crime captured and sentenced accordingly? Kinda scary….politicians can make a law today and overnight people become felons. Sounds crazy to me.

swmft

like banning all semi auto firearms and “high capacity” mags, I use a 50 rounder for rodent control , have a 110 but it is to heavy for fast tracking

Dee

Exactly!!

musicman44mag

I was told yesterday that if you buy more than one gun at a time now the ATF will be knocking on your door checking to see if you are selling the guns you just purchased. Glad I didn’t purchase the 5 Henry 22lr survival break down rifles I was going to get. If the butt covers didn’t fall off and leak I would have bought all of them at one time.

Finnky

My understanding is that multiple purchase form is only filled out for multiple handguns. Could have been more than one of either rifle, handgun or shotgun though…. Any FFLs want to provide definitive answer?

Stag

Multiple handgun form is nationwide. Multiple rifle form only applies to states bordering Mexico. I am a FFL.

Jaque

Depends brand butt covers never leak or fall off. I reccommend you try them for your problem.

musicman44mag

Funny!!!!

Arny

Would you be speaking from experience ? lol

Bill

Are those what Brandon uses??

Patriot Solutions

Knock & talks don’t always work out well though.

https://youtu.be/gb1MVFDy_tw

Deplorable Bill

He was lucky he was not shot dead. Too bad

Arm up and carry on

HLB

I sense a superiority complex on the part of the arresting officers in this video. They do not feel that their pointing of a loaded weapon at a non-violent person, Federal Agent or not, is improper.

When any person points a loaded weapon at me, I feel that I have a similar obligation to do that to them. In fact, maybe they should get on the ground.

HLB

Grigori

Musicman, were these new guns or old, worn out ones? I never had one of those but occasionally toy with the idea of buying one. I have heard the Charter versions had problems but thought the Henry’s were supposedly squares away.

musicman44mag

The old ones did not have that problem but people hated the fact that it was so hard to get the cover on. The new ones are so bad that if you shake the stock with the cover facing down, all of the gun parts fall out and they leak. Saw it on youtube.

Arny

I would think a heat gun could help solve that problem.

Arny

I was happy with the Charter Arms I had, once I got new mags. Especially for the small price I paid for it. lol I have been hoping Henry would make a 22WMR version. I would buy 5 of them.

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RetUSAF

This gun was originally designed and made by Armalite as the AR-7. I never owned one but thought they were a good idea for a survival gun. I have a 60 year old Stevens breakdown 22lr over 20 ga I use for that purpose, that I bought from a friend 40 years ago for $25.

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Truck

Whew! That was close!

swmft

the 5 pack of Anderson lowers