The ones they catch are just a drop in the bucket. That's why we need licensing and registration to stop straw purchasing.Ian Garland, 52, the owner of Chaparral Guns, received the sentence from U.S. District Judge Robert Brack in federal court in Las Cruces, New Mexico, U.S. Attorney Robert Pitman said.
Brack also ordered three years of supervised release for Garland, whose shop was in Chaparral, New Mexico. He pleaded guilty in July 2011 to conspiracy and six counts of making false statements in the acquisition of firearms.Garland is among 12 defendants who pleaded guilty to charges in the gun-running conspiracy.
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