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4 charged with illegally trafficking guns in Tenn.

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - Federal authorities have charged four men with illegally selling more than 300 guns.

According to the Chattanooga Times Free Press (http://bit.ly/OIoz1G ), a federal grand jury in Chattanooga indicted the men on Tuesday, charging them with conspiring to sell firearms without a federal license and selling weapons to people prohibited from buying guns.

Those charged are 40-year-old Kevin Dawson of Ooltewah, 65-year-old Jack Wardlaw of Columbia and two Athens brothers - 67-year-old Carl Moore and 48-year-old Richard Moore.

During arraignment Thursday, all but Richard Moore entered not guilty pleas. Moore will enter a plea when he returns with a lawyer July 12. All four are free on their own recognizance until their trial.

The complaint listed 323 guns traded or sold at gun shows in Chattanooga, Knoxville and Nashville.


Information from: Chattanooga Times Free Press, http://www.timesfreepress.com

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