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Crackdown on illegal firearms possession

Two gun-toting North Idaho men prohibited from possessing firearms because of prior criminal records are headed to prison.

George J. Bondurant, 35, of Bonners Ferry, was ordered Monday to serve 10 months in prison after a shotgun was found in the backseat of his car in May, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Bondurant was convicted in 1999 of involuntary manslaughter, which prohibits him from possessing firearms, and pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Jason Patrick Day, 35, of Plummer, was ordered Monday to serve 28 months in prison after police discovered a concealed pistol in his possession during a traffic stop in March, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said. Day doesn’t have a concealed weapons permit, and is prohibited from possessing firearms because of a prior domestic violence conviction. He pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of a firearm.

Both men were sentenced in U.S. District Court at Coeur d’Alene. The cases were prosecuted as part of Idaho's Project Safe Neighborhoods Program, which seeks to reduce gun violence in Idaho.



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