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The man who sold the AR-15 used to gun down 32 people in Midland and Odessa, Texas has been sentenced to two years in federal prison, announced U.S. Attorney Erin Nealy Cox. Marcus Anthony Braziel, 45, of Lubbock, Texas, pleaded guilty in October to one count of dealing firearms without a license and one count of subscribing to a false tax return.

PHILADELPHIA – First Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer Arbittier Williams announced that Matthew Stephens, 52, of Philadelphia, PA, was sentenced to 151 months in prison and ten years of supervised release by United States District Judge Harvey Bartle III for his role in a scheme to traffic pounds of methamphetamine, several dozen firearms, machine gun conversion devices, and hundreds of rounds of ammunition between 2017 and 2019.

Memphis, TN - Joseph Morris, 39, has been sentenced to 150 months in federal prison for possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

ATF is announcing the withdrawal of a notice and request for comments entitled “Objective Factors for Classifying Weapons with ‘Stabilizing Braces’,” that was published on December 18, 2020. This Notice of Withdrawal was sent to the Federal Register on December 23, 2020.

Tampa, Florida– Senior U.S. District Judge John Antoon II today sentenced Michael Bernard Lawson (38, Sarasota) to 10 years in federal prison for distributing cocaine base (“crack cocaine”) and possessing a firearm as a convicted felon. The court also ordered Lawson to forfeit the firearms.

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