ENGLEWOOD — An Englewood man trafficked nearly 40 firearms between 2010 and 2012, federal officials said in charging him with one count of dealing firearms without a federal license.
Earl Gardner, 25, of the 5900 block of South Bishop Street, is also charged with four counts of being a convicted felon in possession of firearms.
Gardner has pleaded not guilty to the charges announced this week by U.S. Attorney Zachary T. Fardon's office. The suspect was arrested Tuesday.
According to prosecutors, Gardner sold 39 firearms without a federal license between Dec. 29, 2010 and June 7, 2012. The weapons included more than a dozen semi-automatic pistols, 10 revolvers, 10 rifles, three shotguns and two TEC-9 9mm pistols.
Gardner faces a maximum of 10 years in prison for selling guns without a license, and 10 years for being a felon in possession of firearms, prosecutors said.
Among the weapons in his possession were two Norinco Model SKS 7.62 x 39 mm rifles, the feds said.