Va. Woman Pleads to Multiple Handgun Purchases

By: Virginia AP Email
By: Virginia AP Email

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) -- A Manassas woman has pleaded guilty to violating federal firearms laws after buying 31 handguns over a two-week span at three Virginia gun shows.

Forty-four-year-old Kimberly Dinkins pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court in Alexandria to dealing firearms without a license. She faces up to five years in prison.

Court records show that Dinkins resold all of the guns for a profit.

Federal law does not require a person to register as a firearms dealer for occasional private gun sales. But it does require a dealer's license if a person devotes significant time and energy to the sale of firearms with a primary goal of making a profit.

A Virginia law limiting individuals to one handgun purchase per month was repealed last year.


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