“A Wheat Ridge gun dealer who became a Discovery Channel reality TV star was sentenced to 78 months in prison for failing to report $1.1 million in income to the IRS, conspiracy and dealing firearms without a license,” denverpost.com reports. “Richard Wyatt, 54, was found guilty last year in U.S. District Court on 10 felony counts.” His lawyer asked for less jail time using an unconventional argument . . .
Wyatt’s attorney Brian Leedy argued for a 2½-year sentence for his client. As an example of why Wyatt’s sentence should be less than what the U.S. attorneys sought, Leedy said Wyatt’s loss of ability to exercise the Second Amendment, which protects the right to bear arms, due to his felony convictions was a punishment “as severe as could be imagined aside from incarceration.”
During a statement Wyatt made to the court, he talked about writing an essay in the eighth grade about wanting to open a gun shop.
Speaking of kids . . .
Wyatt asked [Judge] Krieger to consider his children — who he said have been beaten up and forced to change their name because of his actions — when delivering his sentence.
“They’re not pawns in your life,” Krieger responded.
If Wyatt’s stepdaughter Paige Grewcock’s [now moribund] career is any indication, they sure weren’t unwilling pawns. Anyway . . .
Mr. Wyatt was convicted of selling guns after the ATF yanked his FFL. According to court records, two undercover ATF agents purchased four guns from Wyatt on three occasions. None of the firearm have been traced to crimes (including Uncle Sam’s).
As stated above, Mr. Wyatt’s lost his natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms. Forever. Fair enough?