Man Charged with Federal Firearm Violations in Connection with Multiple Gun Purchases in Greensboro | USAO-MDNC

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Matthew G.T. Martin, United States Attorney for the Middle District of North Carolina, announced today that DANNY LEE MOCK, JR. was charged in a 10-count indictment with violations of federal firearms laws at Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(a)(6) and 924(a)(1)(A).

The Indictment alleges that on five occasions between September 24, 2019, and December 14, 2019, MOCK, JR., age 30, of High Point, NC, made false representations in connection with the purchase of firearms from federally licensed firearm dealers in Greensboro. For each purchase, MOCK, JR. knowingly identified himself as the actual transferee/purchaser of the firearm and executed ATF Form 4473, Firearms Transaction Record, in which he affirmatively stated that he was the actual transferee/buyer, when in fact he was purchasing the firearms for other people.

“Federal gun laws preserve our right to bear arms by keeping firearms out of the wrong hands,” said U.S. Attorney Martin. “We will aggressively prosecute these so-called ‘lie and buy’ cases, in which someone claims to be the buyer in order to conceal the identity of the real purchaser, who is generally someone prohibited by law from having a firearm.”

If convicted under any of the five counts alleging violations of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(a)(6), MOCK, JR. may be sentenced to imprisonment for not more than 10 years, a fine not to exceed $250,000.00, or both, and 3 years of supervised release. If convicted under any of the five counts alleging violations of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 924(a)(1)(A), MOCK, JR. may be sentenced to imprisonment for not more than 5 years, a fine not to exceed $250,000.00, or both, and not more than 1 year of supervised release.

An indictment is merely an allegation, and each defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

The case has been investigated by the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office and the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF).

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