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Before Lynch, Chief Judge, Souter, Associate Justice, *fn1 and Stahl, Circuit Judge.

Willie Dancy, convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm, 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1), and sentenced to fifteen years (180 months) of imprisonment under the Armed Career Criminal Act (ACCA), 18 U.S.C. § 924(e), brings serious challenges to both his conviction and his sentence.

As to his conviction, Dancy argues that the firearm and related evidence should have been suppressed, that other evidence was inadmissible and prejudicial, that he was entitled to a mistrial based on the government’s closing argument, and that the jury instruction on what constitutes a “firearm” was in error and violated the Second Amendment.

 
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