Stockton man pleads guilty to selling guns without a license

A 22-year-old Stockton man pleaded guilty to dealing guns without a license, the U.S. Justice Department announced Wednesday.

Johnny Torres sold five firearms to an undercover agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives at a house in Stockton, California, on two occasions, U.S. attorney Benjamin Wagner said, citing court documents.

On Jan. 15, Torres sold three guns — a .22-caliber Ruger Mark 1 pistol, a 9 mm Hi-Point pistol, and a 9 mm Kel-Tec P11 pistol — to the agent for $550, and on Feb. 20 he sold him two more — a Mossberg 500 12-gauge shotgun and a short-barreled Ruger 10/22 rifle.

For selling guns without a license, Torres faces a maximum of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Sentencing is scheduled for Feb. 5, 2015.

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