Firearms

Firearms

(October 2021) This primer provides a general overview of the statutes, sentencing guidelines, and case law relating to sentencing of firearms offenses. In particular, this primer discusses the application of the firearms guideline, §2K2.1 (Unlawful Receipt, Possession, or Transportation of Firearms or Ammunition; Prohibited Transactions Involving Firearms or Ammunition), and firearms-related enhancements in guidelines that cover other offenses. Although the primer identifies some of the key cases and concepts related to the sentencing of firearms offenses, it is not a comprehensive compilation of authority nor intended to be a substitute for independent research and analysis of primary sources.