Wis. man who bought pistol used to shoot officers may get 10 years

The ruling could set a precedence for future cases involving people who buy guns for felons

By John Diedrich
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

MILWAUKEE — In a sentence that would be among the toughest handed down, a federal prosecutor is recommending 10 years in prison for the man who bought the gun allegedly used to shoot two Milwaukee police officers last year.

The sentencing Thursday of Jacob Collins could be a bellwether for future cases of straw buyers - people without criminal records who buy guns for felons.

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