Only the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals permits multiple convictions for a single act of illegal firearms possession, but now two appellate judges have called for the full court to reconsider its position as an outlier among the circuits.

Judge Michael J. Melloy and Senior Judge Gerald W. Heaney, who both sit on the 8th Circuit, also took the government to task for arguing conflicting positions from circuit to circuit on this issue.