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Rapid City Man Sentenced for Illegally Possessing a Firearm

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of South Dakota

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Rapid City, South Dakota, man convicted of Possession of an Unregistered Firearm was sentenced by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.

Danial Sporrer, age 42, was sentenced on May 22, 2018, to 30 months of imprisonment, followed by 3 years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Sporrer was charged on February 23, 2017.  The charge related to Sporrer illegally possessing a slam-fire weapon, described as a metal cylindrical device comprised of two sections which accepted conventional .410 caliber ammunition, in Rapid City on February 13, 2017.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. Attorney General Jeff Sessions reinvigorated PSN in 2017 as part of the Department’s renewed focus on targeting violent criminals, directing all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to work in partnership with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement and the local community to develop effective, locally-based strategies to reduce violent crime.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives, and the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Benjamin Patterson prosecuted the case.

Updated May 25, 2018

Firearms Offenses
Project Safe Neighborhoods