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Felon in Possession of Firearm-Prior Crimes of Violence-Rejection of Downward Variance

Defendant pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm. The district court calculated defendant’s base-offense level and advisory guidelines range after concluding defendant had two prior convictions for a “crime of violence.” The district court rejected defendant’s request for a downward variance and imposed a sentence at the bottom of the guidelines ...