Fifty-one-year-old Bradley James Ries was the owner of the Sure Shot Gun Shop in Clinton. He was sentenced to two six-month prison terms for the transfer of a firearm without a National Instant Criminal Background Check and knowingly making a false statement required by firearms law. He will also serve one year supervised release after his prison term to include an additional six months of home confinement and a fine.
At the sentencing, Judge Rebecca Goodgame Eginger emphasized the violations were more than just bookkeeping errors and were knowing violations of federal firearms law.
(Reporting by Dave Vickers, KROS, Clinton)