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Criminal Law: Felon in Possession of Firearm-Crime of Violence-Resisting Arrest

Defendant pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm. The district court ruled that defendant’s prior Missouri conviction for resisting arrest qualified as a “crime of violence” and calculated defendant’s base offense level and guidelines range accordingly. Where Missouri law defined resisting arrest as the use or threat of use of force against ...