A New York man saved an “arsenal” of so-called “ghost guns” and different firearms, in addition to hundreds of rounds of ammunition and high-capacity magazines, at his Brooklyn house and a storage facility, federal authorities mentioned Monday.
Gary Brown is about to be sentenced in his federal gun case on Oct. 12 after pleading responsible to being a felon in possession of the weapons in April, the feds mentioned in a sentencing memo filed in Brooklyn federal courtroom.
In the memo, prosecutors included pictures of the cache of weapons that federal brokers recovered from Brown’s Brooklyn house — which he shared together with his fiancée and her toddler — once they served a search warrant there in August, 2020.
Investigators seized “an arsenal of weapons” from the house and the Brooklyn storage facility, together with quite a few conventional handguns, so-called “ghost guns,” or privately made firearms, a 12-gauge shotgun and several other high-capacity magazines.
In addition, the feds additionally recovered a “Ghost Gunner 2” machine, a device that enables somebody to create a working firearm from disassembled components, in response to the courtroom doc.
Brown had bought sufficient supplies to assemble 14 firearms with the machine, prosecutors mentioned.
“These types of weapons pose a grave danger to the community,” Assistant US Attorney Rachel Shanies wrote within the memo, urging a federal choose to lock up Brown for greater than 4 years.
“Untraceable firearms make it extremely difficult for law enforcement to trace firearms to the last known purchaser, hindering law enforcement’s ability to police gun violence and firearms trafficking,” she added.
Brown was additionally beforehand convicted of manslaughter for allegedly shoving a girl to the bottom in a drunken stupor in 2008, in response to the memo. The lady — a whole stranger to Brown — smacked her head on the bottom and later died of her damage.
He pleaded responsible within the case and served six years in jail.
In a letter to the Brooklyn federal courtroom choose residing over the case, Brown’s lawyer, Murray Singer, urged he be given a lenient sentence, arguing Brown didn’t know buying the weapons was unlawful.
Singer added that Brown spent a big portion of his childhood in North Carolina, the place gun legal guidelines are lax and the place he developed an infatuation with assembling and tinkering with firearms off all types, together with antiques.
Despite his respect and curiosity in firearms, prosecutors mentioned his Brooklyn arsenal was “reckless and dangerous.”
“It is evident from search of his home, including in the photographs included herein, that firearms were strewn about in unlocked bags and drawers, despite the fact that a toddler lived in the residence,” Shanies wrote.