Feds Announce Indictments in New Initiative to Prosecute Domestic Abusers with Illegal Guns

Washington Free Beacon | 5/30/2019 | Stephen Gutowski
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BY: Stephen Gutowski

Federal prosecutors announced indictments against three men on Tuesday as part of a new initiative targeting convicted domestic abusers who illegally possess firearms.

US - Attorney - Benjamin - C - Glassman

U.S. Attorney Benjamin C. Glassman and a collection of state and federal law enforcement officials announced indictments against 45-year-old Eldon G. Draper, 30-year-old Stephon A. Moore, and 26-year-old Brandon N. Zachariah. All three were charged with illegal possession of firearms or ammunition after having been convicted of domestic violence charges. The federal charges carry a potential punishment of up to 10 years in prison.

Under federal law, anyone with any felony conviction or a misdemeanor domestic abuse conviction is barred from buying, owning, or possessing firearms or ammunition.

Initiative - Part - Project - Safe - Neighborhoods

The new initiative is going to be part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), which the Department of Justice has made the centerpiece of its efforts to combat violent crime, especially gun crime. DOJ announced last summer that the program had been responsible for increasing federal gun and violent crime prosecutions by 60 percent.

"Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders...
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