Criminal Law keyed to Dripps
Bryan v. United States
After selling firearms, Bryan (Defendant) was convicted of willfully selling firearms in violation of federal statutes. Defendant had people purchase the firearms for him in Ohio and bring them back to him in New York. After these people brought back the firearms to him in New York, Defendant filed off the serial numbers from the firearms and sold them. At trial, Defendant argued that he couldn’t be convicted of willfully selling the firearms because he did not know the precise legislation for the federal licensing of firearm dealers. Claiming that he did not willfully sell the firearms as required by the federal statute, Defendant petitioned to the United States Supreme Court to overturn his conviction.
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