Kory Lee George, 33, of Bristol was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Christina Reiss after his conviction for possessing a firearm after having previously been convicted of a felony.
Judge Reiss imposed a sentence of 89 months of imprisonment, to be followed by a three-year term of supervised release.
According to court records and proceedings, George possessed a stolen shotgun at his home in Monkton, Vermont, on or about August 2, 2019. The shotgun was stolen from a camp in upstate New York around April of 2019, along with several other firearms. George had previously been convicted of felony offenses, and was prohibited under federal law from possessing any firearms.
It’s about time that firearms laws that are already on the books are enforced rather than creating another new law for honest citizens to be saddled with, and felons to walk through.