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Augusta man found with stolen rifle with sawed-off barrel and silencer arrested

Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013 9:59 PM
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An Augusta man was arrested early Saturday after he was found with an illegal firearm in his possession, authorities report.

Robert Edward Canuette, 43, was charged with felony possession of dangerous weapons after deputies found a stolen .22-caliber rifle equipped with a silencer and a sawed-off barrel during a traffic stop, according to Richmond County jail records.

Richmond County sheriff’s deputies stopped Canuette about 3:50 a.m. after he was seen pulling a trailer with a flat tire near Third and Broad streets, according to an incident report.

While talking to Canuette, Deputy Christian Gandy saw the Marlin .22-caliber rifle on the rear floorboard of the truck. The barrel had been sawed off by unknown means, and the rifle was fitted with a silencer that appeared to be homemade, according to the report.

When Gandy ran the rifle’s serial number through the Geor­gia Crime Information Cen­ter, he learned it was reported stolen June 6, 1993.

After he was read his Mi­ran­da rights, Canuette told deputies that a friend had loaned the gun to him in 2010 for hunting and that he never got around to returning it. Canuette said he was unaware the weapon was stolen.

Investigators decided against charging Canuette with theft by receiving stolen property. The firearm was turned over to the sheriff’s office’s records division.

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d1zmljqg
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d1zmljqg 12/22/13 - 06:42 am
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Good work

It's good to see the paper trail on guns. Sawed off 22 and fitted with a silencer -- I never thought of this when I used to hunt squirrels with my 22. Since it was a stolen gun I suppose his friend will not be coming forward to claim it.

soapy_725
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soapy_725 12/22/13 - 08:28 am
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Another award for outstanding publice service is on the way....
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Another award for outstanding publice service is on the way....

soapy_725
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soapy_725 12/22/13 - 08:29 am
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Half of these Wally World trailer have some type of violation in
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progress. No tag, no turn signals, no lights, drivers with no license, no insurance, no hablo ingles,

JRC2024
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JRC2024 12/22/13 - 09:00 am
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I guess the sawed off barrel

I guess the sawed off barrel and the fact that it ws stolen was the part that was not legal. Go to the gun store in Harlem and they have a small amount of sliencers but go to Freidmans on Washington and Donnie Thompson has alot of them for all calibers.

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nocnoc 12/22/13 - 11:20 am
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ATF stamp required for Silencers

Maybe what the others are selling are:

Solvent Trap Adapters
Which are used for the stated reason of keeping
cleaning fluids, and rags off the floor.

NOTE: They are legal to own as a Solvent adapter for now.
But illegal to "use" these adapters with a oil filter, because the 1/2x28 - 3/4x16 threads happen match that of muzzle gravity brake thread pattern, Inadvertently it also allows many Auto Oil filters to be attached to protect the hearing of the users in accordance with OSHA hearing protection reg's.

When used legally, with the $250 ATF TAX stamp, it assists in reducing the decibel levels of the chemical reaction and discharged projectile, to that of bubble wrap being popped.

Squirrel harvesters have used such items reduce the number of rodent vermin which carry disease and feel on corps.

The solvent catcher adapters come in a number of other diameter ranges, each best suited to cleaning certain type of devices.

Prices range from $15 to $40 each.

Personally I don't own one, but have seen how they protect the environment by catching chemical device cleaning solvents, the lead residues produced and the dirt patches contaminated with oils.

BTW:
On the sawed down rifle.
Has anyone seen the Kid model 22's what are 32 inches long?
If he legally owned it all he had to do was re-register it as a pistol. IF the Silencer turns out to be really a fake compensator (muzzel brake) and was attached. Then overall length comes into play and not the short barrel when measuring the device.

As is my understanding of the ATF rules.
BUT NOTE: I am 12 years dated on ATF Reg's.

gargoyle
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gargoyle 12/22/13 - 04:30 pm
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If it was a home made

If it was a home made silencer or short barrel rifle without a stamp the ATF most likely be involved soon .

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gargoyle 12/22/13 - 05:12 pm
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"Then overall length comes

"Then overall length comes into play and not the short barrel when measuring the device." noc noc .... That interpretation has always made me shutter. Of course the overall length is always in play but reading further about brakes and barrel it talks about them being non removable in reference to barrel length . I don't want a bureaucrats interpretation what is removable between me and jail. For now I'll stick with the barrel and the overall being legal before the brake goes on and keeping it a rifle if purchased as a rifle.

LCC0256
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LCC0256 12/22/13 - 08:40 pm
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DISTURBING to me...

about all the "laws" rules and regulations that are being added NEARLY EVERY DAY to guns, ammunition and accessories...The fact that there is A FEDERAL AGENCY named "alcohol, tobacco, & firearms" should be a warning to all FREEDOM LOVING AMERICANS.....when in FACT ALL OF THOSE things were a part of AMERICAN LIFE long before the monster called "federal government" grew into the freedom gobbling monster it has become....

nocnoc
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nocnoc 12/22/13 - 09:49 pm
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O.C.G.A. 16-8-7 (2010) / ATF 18 U.S.C. § 921(a)(24) violation

GEORGIA
OCGA 16-8-7. Theft by receiving stolen property
(a) A person commits the offense of theft by receiving stolen property when he receives, disposes of, or retains stolen property which he knows or should know was stolen.

Since he did not know it was stolen back in 1993 (20 years ago) he could have successfully presented a defense and waste of DA time.

However if the Silencer turns out to be a Silencer and not a Fake adapter or barrel compensator, he has federal charges to answer. IF He added it on or not.

FED's
10 years for each violation.
26 U.S.C. §§ 5845,
Short Barrel Rifle, barrel length less than 16 inches or overall length less than 26 inches,

Silencer, 18 U.S.C. § 921 (a)(3)(C)

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Travis Highfield 12/22/13 - 10:00 pm
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For what it's worth...

This was edited out of the original version of the story because few may have understood it, but the gun was measured to be 27 inches long overall with a 9-inch barrel.

gargoyle
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gargoyle 12/23/13 - 12:18 am
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Got a double barrel from

Got a double barrel from mother Russia( Bacall) with barrel at 16 1/4 and overall of 28, when I saw it in the rack my spouse wanted it but the salesman had to pull out a tape measure before money went to the till. If you really want to pull your hair out make sure a AK is 922 compliant(what will qualify as American parts). Mr. Highfield the understanding of your readers may surprise you in a good way .

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