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Criminal Law: Felon in Possession of a Firearm-Aggravating Factors-Upward Variance

Defendant pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm. Upon consideration of the statutory sentencing factors, the district court concluded that aggravating factors, including discharging a firearm in the vicinity of his wife and pointing it in the direction of a bystander, outweighed the mitigating factors. The district court therefore varied upward ...