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Dixon v. United States
Citation:548 U.S. 1, 126 S.Ct. 2437, 165 L.Ed.2d 299
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Keshia Dixon (defendant) bought multiple firearms at gun shows. When she purchased the firearms, she gave an incorrect address and claimed she was not under indictment for a felony. The defendant was “indicted and convicted on one count of receiving a firearm while under indictment… and eight counts of making false statements in connection with the acquisition of a firearm.” The defendant claims she only committed the crimes because her boyfriend threatened to kill her or hurt her daughters if she did not buy the firearms for her boyfriend.
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