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

Britt told officers he bought the weapons on the Internet and sold them at gun shows for a higher price, Nelson said.

“The investigation is continuing to see just how much and how many weapons Mr. Britt has sold in the past,” Nelson said. “This is just one example of one of the huge loopholes that are in the gun laws that allow convicted felons and persons that should not acquire firearms to buy and sell firearms at a gun show.”

Because the law does not require individuals to conduct background checks when buying or selling guns at a gun show or online, police assume instances like Britt’s happen more often than not.

Britt could face additional complaints regarding the claims of automatic weapon possession, Nelson said.

Britt was released from the Oklahoma County jail on Monday, a jail official said.

Britt was incarcerated in May 1985 on second-degree burglary and stolen property convictions and was released in October 1986, according to records from the state Corrections Department.


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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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