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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Georgia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Eight-Time Convicted Felon Sentenced to over 9 Years in Prison for Gun Possession

ATLANTA - Daniel Allen Days has been sentenced to nine years, seven months in prison for possession of five firearms as an eight-time convicted felon.  Days used a straw purchaser to obtain firearms, which he then planned to sell in New Jersey.

“Despite his eight prior felony convictions, Days was in possession of multiple firearms in order to illegally traffic the weapons to New Jersey,” said U. S. Attorney John Horn.  “This case shows both the dangers of having a repeat felon like Days in illegal possession of a firearm, and also how the use of straw purchasers contributes to the illegal trafficking of guns that head north from Georgia.” 

“Days is the poster child for tough federal sentencing for gun possession by convicted felons,” said George Crouch, Acting Special Agent in Charge (A/SAC), FBI Atlanta. “While serving this lengthy sentence, he will no longer pose a threat to anyone.”

According to U.S. Attorney Horn, the charges and other information presented in court: On February 11, 2015, Days was pulled over in a vehicle carrying five firearms, including an assault rifle with a high-capacity magazine in the trunk.  Days was transporting the firearms to New Jersey for sale.  Days had trafficked firearms to New Jersey on two prior occasions, but was thwarted on his third attempt after FBI surveillance exposed that he used a straw purchaser to obtain firearms earlier that day.  Text messages on Days’ cell phone showed he sent photos of numerous firearms, including multiple rifles with high-capacity magazines, to potential buyers.  

Daniel Allen Days, 39, of Atlanta, Georgia, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Amy Totenberg to nine years, seven months in prison to be followed by three years of supervised release.  Days was convicted of these charges on July 27, 2016, after he pleaded guilty.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Assistant United States Attorney Jolee Porter prosecuted the case.

For further information please contact the U.S. Attorney’s Public Affairs Office at USAGAN.PressEmails@usdoj.gov or (404) 581-6016.  The Internet address for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia is http://www.justice.gov/usao-ndga.

Topic: 
Firearms Offenses
Updated October 26, 2016