- Associated Press - Thursday, August 31, 2017

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) - A 51-year-old Clinton gun shop owner has been sentenced to federal prison after pleading guilty earlier this year to federal firearms violations.

The Quad-City Times reports that Brad Ries was sentenced Wednesday in Davenport to two six-month prison sentences - to be served at the same time - for knowingly transferring a firearm without a background check and making a false statement to an ATF agent.

Prosecutors say Ries transferred a rifle to a man in 2015, even though a background check rejected the purchase because a woman had a no-contact order against the man. Ries then lied to investigators about the sale.

Ries has agreed he will not deal in firearms following his release.

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This story has been corrected to show Ries was sentence to two six-month prison sentences that will be served concurrently, not back-to-back.

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Information from: Quad-City Times, https://www.qctimes.com

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