Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Mexican gunfighter pleads out to federales

Let's play fun with place names - and firearms!

United States Attorney Catherine L. Hanaway is reporting this afternoon the guilty plea of a Mexican gunfighter.

The Mexican man pled guilty to possession of stolen firearms and being caught with said firearms and using them to shoot at the police in Mexico on August 29 of last year.

The Mexico in question is a town in Missouri, rather than a nation in Central America. The gunslinger, Cory Owens, age 30, has no known ethnic connection to the Central American nation or its peoples.

For the gun charges, he faces a maximum term of 10 years in prison and/or a $250,000 fine. Sentencing has been set for December 3. He has already been convicted of 1st degree assault in state court for the gunfight charges.
“This prosecution is proof that stolen firearms present a danger to society when, as they typically do, they make their way into the wrong hands,” said Hanaway.
In other words, stolen guns are bad when bad guys sling them. Agreed!

Hanaway gave props to the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and Explosives, who worked the case in cooperation with Audrain County prosecutor Jason Lamb (a vaguely lamb-looking Demoxrat) and the Mexico Department of Public Safety; and her staffer, Assistant United States Attorney Tom Albus.


Stll from The Gunfighter (1950) from the site for Gregory Peck's Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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