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Burney Man Accused Of Selling Guns Without A License

A Shasta County man is being charged with unlawfully selling guns. On Thursday, a federal grand jury returned a one-count indictment against 61-year-old Brian Scheckla of Burney, charging him with unlawful dealing in firearms. According to court documents, Scheckla traveled to gun shows to sell guns despite not having a dealer’s license. In 2018, ATF served Scheckla with a cease and desist letter. Scheckla continued to travel to 20 gun shows a year to sell guns in California, Arizona, Nevada, Oregon, and Idaho. A review of firearm purchase records for Scheckla revealed that he has been the initial purchaser of at least 10 firearms that have been recovered by law enforcement as part of criminal investigations in Anderson and 6 other locations in California. On February 12th, a search warrant was served at Scheckla’s residence in Burney and over 200 firearms were seized. Two weeks ago, Scheckla’s associate, Gary Osterhout was charged with unlawful dealing in firearms. If convicted, Scheckla faces a maximum statutory penalty of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.