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Criminal Law: Felon in Possession of Firearm-Increased Base-Offense Level-“Crime of Violence”

Defendant appealed from his sentence imposed following his conviction for being a felon in possession of a firearm, arguing that the district court improperly increased his base-offense level because his prior Missouri conviction for second-degree robbery was not a “crime of violence”. Where the court had previously rejected the argument that second-degree robbery under Missouri law ...

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