United States v. Parker, No. 16-1770 (1st Cir. 2017)Annotate this Case
The First Circuit affirmed Defendant’s convictions for violating 18 U.S.C. 922(g)(1) and (a)(3) for possessing fifty rounds of thirty-eight-caliber ammo while being a convicted felon and for transporting a SCCY Model CXP 9-mm pistol into his state of residence without a license. The court held that the trial judge (1) did not abuse his discretion by not individually voir during prospective jurors about their feelings toward race; (2) did not abuse his discretion by admitting evidence of other gun and ammo purchases; and (3) did not commit reversible error in instructing the jury on willful blindness.