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Police accuse convicted felon of trying to sell firearm at Oklahoma City gun show

Richard Carlton Britt, 49, was arrested Sunday at an Oklahoma City gun show on complaints of possession of a firearm after conviction of a felony, police said.
by LeighAnne Manwarren Modified: March 4, 2014 at 9:10 pm •  Published: March 5, 2014

Oklahoma City police arrested a convicted felon after he was accused of trying to sell a firearm at a gun show at State Fair Park.

Richard Carlton Britt, 49, of Mustang, was arrested Sunday on 10 complaints of possession of a firearm after conviction of a felony.

An off-duty police officer was working security at the gun show when he noticed a man acting strangely. The man brought in a firearm to sell and when the off-duty officer checked his information, the officer found the man was a convicted felon, according to the incident report.

When an officer asked Britt if he understood he was a convicted felon and could not be in possession of a firearm, he said, “Yea, I was only imprisoned for nine and a half months, and it was so long that I thought they had pardoned it.” The officer told Britt the only way he could have been pardoned is if he received a letter with the governor’s signature saying he had been pardoned, according to the report. Britt did not have such a letter.

Officers arrested Britt and found at least 15 other firearms and 33,000 rounds of ammunition at his Mustang home. The firearms were of 10 different calibers and included fully automatic assault rifles, police Capt. Dexter Nelson said. One of the firearms was stolen.

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by LeighAnne Manwarren
Breaking News Reporter
LeighAnne Manwarren is a reporter covering breaking news, crime and weather for The Oklahoman and NewsOK.com. An Oklahoma City native, Manwarren is a University of Oklahoma journalism alum and has interned for The Oklahoman, the Oklahoma Gazette,...
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