WHEELING, W.Va. (WTRF) —
The Department of Justice announced 14,200 firearms-related cases charged, 75 of those cases from the Northern District of West Virginia.
U.S. Attorney Bill Powell says a lot of the cases they see are people who are not allowed to own firearms, an example would be a convicted felon.
Powell also states, several cases are guns being used in or during drug offenses which is a separate criminal offense.
Of those cases charged, Powell says there has been a wide variety of firearms involved from handguns to machine guns and everything in between.