NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 25: Police arrest a protester during an ACT-UP and Occupy Wall Street demonstration on April 25, 2012 in New York City. Police arrested several protesters who chained themselves to toilets and furnature in the street, saying that people with AIDS are "being kicked to the curb" by Mayor Bloomberg due to recent policy changes in New York City. ACT-UP (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power), was marking their 25-year anniversary in supporting services for people with AIDS worldwide. They were joined by Occupy Wall Street protesters in a march from New York's city hall to Wall Street. The groups called for a tax on Wall Street transactions and speculative trades to raise money for to end the global AIDS epidemic and provide universal healthcare in the U.S. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
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KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) – Two firearms dealers who ran a store in the Florida Keys have been sentenced to prison for illegally possessing a gun disguised as a walking cane.
Court documents show that 52-year-old Thomas Joseph Willi and 37-year-old Jarvis Nelson Osorio will each serve more than two years in prison. Their store on Big Pine Key, Outbreak Ordnance, was fined $500,000.
The sentences last week came after Willi and Osorio pleaded guilty to illegally receiving and possessing a .38-caliber gun that looks like a walking cane. Such concealable or particularly dangerous weapons are tightly controlled under the 1934 National Firearms Act.
The men were initially charged with illegal possession of other guns disguised as items such as pens and flashlights but pleaded guilty to a single count.
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