Houma Man Accused Of Having Unregistered Tactical Rifle

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The interim United States Attorney in New Orleans announced Friday that a Houma man will face charges of having an unregistered rifle with a barrel of less than 16 inches in length.

In a statement from U.S. Attorney Dana Boente’s office, 61-year old Michael J. Hebert is said to have had in his possession a Stag Arms Model Stag-15 rifle, which is a semiautomatic, civilian adaptation of the military M-16 rifle.

If convicted of having an unregistered rifle with a barrel less than 16 inches, Boente’s office says Hebert could get a maximum of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

 

2 comments

  • popseal

    Finally a little law enforcement. As I understand it (I can be corrected without hard feelings), short barrels and fully automatic firearms require a special registration. When any gun is purchased, the FFL dealer is to keep the purchase records for 20 years and then should destroy the paperwork. Non FFL individul sales should have an exchange of papers with IDs, signatures, drivers license #s and gun #s for the protection both the seller and buyer.

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