FILE - This Jan. 16, 2013 shows a Glock representative explaining features of the Glock 37 Gen 4 .45 caliber pistol at the 35th annual SHOT Show, in Las Vegas. As state and federal leaders debate new gun laws in response to a series of mass shootings, the Reno Gazette-Journal analyzed the prosecution of federal firearms cases under current laws. The investigation found that in the cases prosecuted in the past five years, many defendants were not charged with every law they violated, accepted plea deals that let many charges disappear and secured relatively lenient punishments compared to what they could have faced.
FILE - This Jan. 16, 2013 shows a Glock representative explaining features of the Glock 37 Gen 4 .45 caliber pistol at the 35th annual SHOT Show, in Las Vegas. As state and federal leaders debate new gun laws in response to a series of mass shootings, the Reno Gazette-Journal analyzed the prosecution of federal firearms cases under current laws. The investigation found that in the cases prosecuted in the past five years, many defendants were not charged with every law they violated, accepted plea deals that let many charges disappear and secured relatively lenient punishments compared to what they could have faced. Julie Jacobson AP
FILE - This Jan. 16, 2013 shows a Glock representative explaining features of the Glock 37 Gen 4 .45 caliber pistol at the 35th annual SHOT Show, in Las Vegas. As state and federal leaders debate new gun laws in response to a series of mass shootings, the Reno Gazette-Journal analyzed the prosecution of federal firearms cases under current laws. The investigation found that in the cases prosecuted in the past five years, many defendants were not charged with every law they violated, accepted plea deals that let many charges disappear and secured relatively lenient punishments compared to what they could have faced. Julie Jacobson AP

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