Thursday, January 16, 2014

Pennsylvania Woman Goes to Jail for Straw Purchasing a Gun for her Boyfriend the Felon

Local news reports

A Secane woman was sentenced Tuesday to serve 11-22 months for providing a convicted felon with a handgun.
Rosemary Epright, 33, of the 800 block of Quaint Street, was convicted on a single count of illegally transferring a handgun without a license following a jury trial in December.
Judge James Nilon fashioned the sentence so that Epright will serve 60 weekends at the Delaware County prison, for a total 120 days, before serving the remainder of the minimum balance on electronic home monitoring. She reports for her first weekend this Friday.
According to an affidavit of probable cause, Glenolden police responded to a report of an assault at a fencing company in the 100 block of North MacDade Boulevard on Jan. 29, 2013.
While investigating, officers discovered that the company’s owner, John Romano, was in possession of two handguns despite having a burglary conviction on his record, which barred him from legally owning firearms.
Romano turned over to police a loaded Smith & Wesson 9 mm handgun and a loaded Glock .40-caliber handgun that were in his desk drawer. He allegedly told investigators the guns had been purchased by friends for his protection.
The 9 mm Smith & Wesson was registered to Epright, who allegedly told police she bought the weapon at a Collingdale gun shop in November 2008 while with Romano. An employee of Romano’s said they had frequently seen Romano in possession of three different handguns, including the Smith & Wesson.


  1. Yet again here we see vague or erroneous language in an article about guns. Pennsylvania has no registry of firearms--neither of long guns nor of handguns--so this registered to Epright makes no sense unless what is meant is the ATF form 4473, which we've been promised is not a registry.

    1. What does that have to do with someone supplying guns to a felon?

    2. It's an example of erroneous reporting about guns.

    3. You just spread total shit and never answer questions. I guess you think that's the way to defend your position. Typical for a lying criminal.

  2. Look at this, in a state with no universal background check they managed to catch and prosecute a straw purchaser with good old fashioned police work.