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Marble Hill man sentenced to prison on firearms charge

Sunday, October 18, 2009

A Marble Hill, Mo., man was sentenced to prison on firearms charges in federal court in Cape Girardeau on Friday, according to a news release from Federal Prosecutor Michael W. Reap's office. John P. Browning, 56, was sentenced to 180 months in prison on one felony count of being a felon in possession of a firearm. He was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Stephen N. Limbaugh Jr. According to the news release, Browning was charged after Bollinger County sheriff's deputies searched his home and found a Remington 12-gauge shotgun and a Walther .22-caliber pistol. Because of a prior felony conviction, Browning is prohibited from possessing firearms.

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15 years federal time IS A LONG TIME!

-- Posted by Everyday Joe on Fri, Oct 16, 2009, at 4:58 PM


Guess what? Felons don't need guns! For once, the law worked!

-- Posted by Theorist on Fri, Oct 16, 2009, at 7:26 PM

How ironic. John Browning was the name of one of the greatest firearms designers of all time.

-- Posted by malan on Fri, Oct 16, 2009, at 9:10 PM

FIP sentences are usually pretty severe. Whatever this idiot's prior felony was, it must have been something bad, or he had a prior FIP offence. It looks like the Missourian has the age wrong. Casenet has the guy's DOB as 1951. There's also a FL criminal record for the same name and DOB for armed robbery w/ a gun, attempted armed robbery w/ a gun, bribery, and escape. Nice guy. Glad he's going to spend most of the rest of his life in prison.

-- Posted by heye1967 on Sun, Oct 18, 2009, at 11:35 AM

Well I am his son and there is no record on me yet. Be very careful what you say.

-- Posted by Bigbadwolf666 on Mon, Oct 19, 2009, at 12:48 PM

what gives anyone the right to judge? do you know this person or the circumstances? there are 2 sides to every story. there are alot worse on the streets what about the sex offender next door? get a life

-- Posted by tkathy321 on Tue, Nov 3, 2009, at 9:01 PM

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