Friday, October 14, 2011

U.S. v. Carper (9th Cir. - Oct. 14, 2011)

PVS-14's are night-vision devices that you can buy on ebay, amazon, and a ton of brick-and-mortor stores.  Here's a sample.

So they're readily available, and anyone who wants them can get easily get them.  Nonetheless, you're not allowed to export them.

Charles Carper was a Marine.  He sole a PVS-14 to a Polish resident and another one (or four) to someone from China.  He pled guilty without a plea deal.  What should his sentence be?

Does three years in prison sound about right?