Kansas couple sentenced for illegal gun shop

WICHITA, Kansas (AP) – More than 40 people packed a courtroom to support a convicted felon and his wife who illegally sold firearms out of their combined beauty salon and gun shop.

A federal judge sentenced Jeffrey Eberhart to five years in prison for selling firearms without license. Marshalls immediately took him into custody.

He told the judge he didn’t realize the ramifications of his crime and called his actions stupid.

His wife, Tracy, got three years of probation with six months of home detention. She pleaded guilty to failure to keep required sales records.

She obtained a federal firearms dealers license, but omitted her husband’s name on the application.

The charges stem from sales between 2009 to August 2012 at an Augusta shop called Dream Weavers Salon and Sporting Goods.

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