Kewanna Man Sentenced on Federal Firearm Offense

ATF logoA Kewanna man was sentenced last week in U.S. District Court to two years and three months in prison and two years of supervised release after a jury found him guilty of making false statements during firearm acquisition. Court documents indicate Eric M. Gainer, 45, tried to buy a Rossi 410/22 gun on Oct. 1, 2012 from a firearms dealer. He’s a convicted felon with a past misdemeanor conviction for domestic violence against and was at the time under a court restraining order prohibiting him from stalking or threatening his child or an intimate partner. Gainer filled out an ATF Form 4473 prior to the attempted purchase and did not disclose his criminal history. An investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms led to his arrest and conviction.