Posted by Tim Davidson (MIX FM Kenora) on Tuesday, March 18th, 2008 am 10:36:04 AM
Former Dryden-area Gunsmith Bruce Montague has been sentenced to a total of 18-months in prison after being found guilty on a variety of firearms related offences.
Justice John Wright had some harsh words for Montague this morning as he delivered his sentence.
The judge described Montague as stubborn and tenacious to a fault who acted foolishly by making automatic weapons.
The toughest sentence was for converting semi-automatic guns into automatic weapons.
Justice Wright said he wanted to send a message that such activities are "verboten".
Montague was also handed sentences ranging from 6-months to a year for the various charges he was found guilty of, but all will be served concurrently.
Bruce's Wife Donna was given 6-months probation for owning a firearms without a license.
Montague's Lawyer, Doug Christie says he plans to appeal the decision in Ontario Court of Appeal Wednesday and will also be asking for bail for his client so he can be free while the appeals process is on-going.
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