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Nathan Driggers stood 6’ 5” and played guard on his high school and college basketball teams. He was not drafted, but managed to land a position as a guard with the Boston Celtics, but his NBA career was short lived, and he spent some time playing in Europe as well.  

Driggers will now spend the next eight years in prison for selling stolen firearms.

In 2015, Ruger Firearms was shipping a load of guns, via locked railroad cars, to a gun wholesaler in Spokane, Washington. On the way, the railcar was setting in a rail yard on the south side of Chicago when it was broken into and 111 Ruger firearms were stolen.

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Within a few days of the train robbery, Driggers purchased 30 of the stolen guns and then turned around and sold 29 of the guns. After some of the guns began to show up at crime scenes and on the streets, they were traced back to Driggers who was arrested and convicted in trafficking of stolen firearms.

Just days after Nathan Driggers bought a load of brand-new Ruger pistols stolen from a South Side rail yard and resold them, weapons taken in the heist started showing up at crime scenes across the city, federal prosecutors say.

The first gun was found in April 2015 concealed in a vehicle during a traffic stop; the driver claimed the weapon was for protection from the city’s onslaught of gun violence, according to prosecutors. A second, loaded with six live rounds, was recovered two days later lying on a porch in the crime-ridden Englewood neighborhood.

Over the next several months, the stolen Rugers continued to turn up at shooting scenes, during police chases and in street stops of known gang members. One gun was found by a concerned citizen hidden under his gutter, another in a garbage can in Maywood after a tipster called police…

Driggers apparently knew the guns had been stolen when he purchased them and the re-sold them. Now his is a convicted felon and convicted of felony firearms charges, which should ban him for life of owning or even possessing a firearm. This type of felony conviction can also prevent him from obtaining a number of jobs when he gets out prison. It was stupid and now he’s paying for stupid.

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