Federal authorities say an Evansville man, who has been convicted of numerous felonies, is now charged with possessing illegal weapons.
The announcement was made Monday afternoon at the federal building in Evansville.
"A .22 caliber rifle, a .223 caliber rifle, as well as a 12 gauge shotgun. So this was not an incidental possession. These are powerful weapons all of which were in the hands of a convicted felon," said United State Attorney Joseph Hogsett.
"When a gun is in the hands of a convicted felon, there is an exponentially higher likelihood that gun is going to be used in a crime of violence then when that gun is in the hand of a law-abiding licensed gun owner," Hogsett said.
Authorities say those guns are off the street. Ulm faces up to 10 years in federal prison.
Hogsett says the number of convicted felons facing federal gun charges is dramatically going up in the Evansville area.
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