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Concord Man Pleads Guilty to Illegally Possessing Silencer

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of New Hampshire

            CONCORD – Isaiah Goodwin, 42, of Concord, pleaded guilty in federal court to possessing a firearm silencer that was not registered to him in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record, United States Attorney Scott W. Murray announced today. 

            According to court documents and statements made in court, Goodwin purchased the silencer on a website and received it at his home in Concord. The ATF seized it during a search of his residence. The silencer was not registered, as required, in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record.

            Goodwin is scheduled to be sentenced on January 30, 2020.

            “Unregistered silencers can be used by criminals to commit violent crimes,” said U.S. Attorney Murray.  “We will work closely with ATF to enforce federal law in order to protect the citizens of our community from potential harm."

            “ATF will continue work with its federal, state and local partners to enforce federal firearm laws for the unregulated sale and possession of unregistered silencers, which in the wrong hands, pose a threat to public safety,” said Kelly D. Brady, Special Agent in Charge of the Boston Field Division. 

            This matter was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Georgiana L. Konesky.

            This case was prosecuted as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods, a national initiative undertaken by the U.S. Department of Justice to reduce gun crime in America through, among other things, community outreach and vigorous prosecution of firearms offenses.


Updated October 17, 2019

Project Safe Neighborhoods
Press Release Number: 19-188