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Criminal Law: Felon in Possession of Ammunition-Upward Variance-Sufficiency of District Court’s Sentencing Reasoning

Defendant pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of ammunition. On appeal, defendant argued that the district court erred in varying upward from the Guidelines range by incorrectly doubling the number of his prior felony convictions, and failed to give an adequate explanation for why a Guidelines-range sentence was insufficient. Where the district court corrected ...