United States of America, Appellee, v. John Wyatt Mullins, Appellant, 432 F.2d 1003 (4th Cir. 1970)

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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit - 432 F.2d 1003 (4th Cir. 1970) November 3, 1970

Appeal from the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia, at Danville; H. Emory Widener, Jr., Judge.

James W. Haskins, Martinsville, Va. (Court-appointed counsel), for appellant.

James G. Welsh, Asst. U. S. Atty., for appellee.

Before HAYNSWORTH, Chief Judge, and SOBELOFF and BOREMAN, Circuit Judges.


The sole question presented by this appeal is the constitutionality of 18 U. S.C. App. § 1202(a) (1), which makes it a crime for a convicted felon to possess any firearm. Since we recently upheld the constitutionality of this statute in United States v. Cabbler, 429 F.2d 577 (4th Cir. 1970), the conviction is