A convicted felon found in possession of a firearm faces serious criminal charges regardless of the intended use or lack of use of the weapon. Longer sentences and heavier fines apply to convicted felons found in possession of a firearm when the weapon is loaded or is involved in the commission of another criminal offense. Statutes banning the unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon exist in all fifty of the United States despite the U.S. Constitution's protection of "the right to bear arms" through the Second Amendment.
The Scranton Times-Tribune reports that a convicted felon was apprehended by a bouncer at a local nightclub and that a weapon was seized by the bouncer after breaking up a fight between the convicted felon and another nightclub patron. Scranton police identified the suspect as a convicted felon from a drug trafficking charge in 2005. The suspect was carrying a loaded 9mm pistol tucked into his belt and reportedly had a loaded round in the chamber ready to fire. The suspect was charged and arrested. And he was released from Lackawanna County Prison after posting $10,000 bail. He awaits his preliminary hearing.
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