New Jersey man admits role in dozens of illegal gun sales
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) -- A southern New Jersey man has admitted his role in the sales of at least 200 guns that he bought with cash from other illicit weapons dealers.
Federal prosecutors say 35-year-old Joshua Jackson, of Willingboro, sold many of the guns to a Camden drug dealer and other criminals between December 2009 and September 2010.
Authorities say Jackson bought most of the weapons at gun shows from unlicensed gun sellers who were not subject to background checks. Other firearms were bought at Ohio gun stores by straw purchasers working for Jackson, who transported the handguns to New Jersey and resold them.
Jackson pleaded guilty Tuesday to conspiracy, dealing firearms without a license and possession of firearms by a convicted felon. He faces 20 years in prison when he's sentenced Oct. 2.
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