Man Charged With Lie And Buy Gun Purchase

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BOSTON, MA  (WBZ-AM, 24/7 NewsSource) -- A North Attleboro man is facing federal charges for allegedly participating in a lie and buy gun purchase scheme.  

Prosecutors say Brian Watkins represented himself as the purchaser of a pistol from a licensed gun dealer.  

However, Watkins was allegedly buying the gun for another person during the transaction in March. Watkins is charged with making a false statement during a firearms purchase, and was arraigned in Boston federal court Tuesday.

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