Man gets 125-year sentence for theft of gun used to kill former Navy SEAL in Washington state - The Washington Post
Man gets 125-year sentence for theft of gun used to kill former Navy SEAL in Washington state
By Associated Press, Updated: Wednesday, August 1, 12:22 PM
SPOKANE, Wash. — A man convicted of stealing a gun used in a murder was given 125 years in prison — about a century longer than the actual killers received after taking plea deals.
Christopher G. Nichols, 27, was sentenced Tuesday for gun theft, trafficking in stolen property, being a felon in possession of firearms and other crimes, The Spokesman-Review reported ( Stevens County gun thief slapped with 125-year sentence - Spokesman.com - Aug. 1, 2012 ) .
Prosecutor Tim Rasmussen said sentences for the gun crimes must be served one after another, as a result of Washington’s 1995 law known as Hard Time for Armed Crime.
Note: am assuming that Armed Crime means "Armed" not just firearm -- as that would demonize firearms.