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Old 25 March 2016, 04:01 PM
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Disney Actor Carlo Goias faces 10 years in prison for using prop gun in 'Vendetta Games'

An actor who played a bit part in an independent gangster film is facing 10 years in state prison because he used a prop pellet gun without a state gun permit.

Carlo Goias, whose stage name is Carlo Bellario, was charged under New Jersey's strict gun law. It requires permits for firearms, including the Airsoft gun Goias used while filming a car chase scene.
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Old 25 March 2016, 04:37 PM
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An important bit:
He faces up to a decade behind bars because of prior felony convictions that prosecutors say include theft and burglary.
Also, this is not a valid legal argument for this crime:
Jef Henninger, Goias's defense attorney, said his client is innocent based on his intent, which was to act in a movie, not commit a crime.
He committed the crime if he intentionally possessed the weapon in the state of New Jersey. Lots of people commit crimes without having the intention to commit a crime. Their beef is that they think k this law is too harsh.

Because he is already a felon, I think he should stay far away from anything that could remotely be classified as a firearm, because he could likely be charged for possession of a firearm in any state. Maybe they were trying to save money, but there's a reason that they make prop guns that don't fire at all.
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