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Ex-con posts gun photo to Facebook, gets another 15 years

Because felons aren't allowed to have guns, that's why.

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There is so such a thing as oversharing -- just ask Malik First Born Allah Farrad (formerly Marvin Buckles). He was convicted of federal gun and drug charges in 2000. In 2013, the FBI began investigating him over suspicions of "illicit conduct" and subsequently began looking through his social media accounts. That's when the feds found a picture of three handguns arrayed upon his apartment's toilet, and discovered the selfie above. Farrad had unfortunately forgotten that felons are not allowed to possess firearms of any kind.

The penalty for doing so is 10 years, minimum. With modifiers, those convicted can get anywhere from 5 more years up to life in prison. And in federal prison, there is no parole (*lightning crash*).

So, once the feds found the photos, they arrested Farrad and, on Thursday, Chief U.S. District Judge Tom Varlan convicted him on the single charge of being a felon in possession of a gun, sentencing him to 188 months. And that's why you should never post anything on the internet. Like, ever.

[Image Credit: Knoxville Sun Sentinel]

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