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Batesburg-Leesville man gets 6 months for illegal gun sales

Jun 22, 2011 6:47:00 PM - thestate.com
A 73-year-old Batesburg-Leesville pawn shop owner was sentenced to six months in jail and three years of probation in federal court Wednesday for selling guns without a license.

According to the U.S. attorney Bill Nettles, Henry Stokes Moseley lost his license to sell firearms in 2009 after 25 years in business. His federal firearms license was revoked earlier “following a number of violations of federal gun laws.”

During a federal investigation, Moseley sold guns to two undercover agents at his business on Oak Street called The Pawn Shop without requiring identification or completing the required gun transfer paperwork, the U.S. Attorney’s office said. In addition, in three of four instances, Mosley sold firearms to people not legally permitted to buy them without conducting the necessary criminal background checks or filing the required paperwork.

According to the U.S. attorney’s office, Mosley sold one to two guns per week after losing his license.

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