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Answered 2006-07-24 12:41:54

It depends upon the laws of the state where the incident occurred, for example in Kansas the penalty could be a maximum of 10 years in prison and a $1,000 fine. A Federal charge carries a maximum of 3-5 years for the weapon and additional penalty if it was loaded and the person had more ammunition in his or her possession at the time of arrest. Sentences imposed for criminal offenses vary greatly due to the applicable state and/or federal statutes, previous criminal history of the accused, individual circumstances of the case (a threat to other persons or property, condition of the person having the weapon (under the influence of alcohol or drugs, history of mental problems, etc.) and so forth.

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