New Mexico gun shop owner pleads guilty in firearms case

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ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — The owner of New Mexico gun shop has pleaded guilty to selling firearms to minors and convicted felons.

Prosecutors say 56-year-old Robert Real had a change of plea hearing Thursday in federal court in Albuquerque.

Real is a licensed firearms dealer and the owner of Shooter's Outpost in Espanola.

He pleaded guilty to seven of eight counts of an October 2017 indictment.

Prosecutors say Real attended gun shows around New Mexico between March 2016 and February 2017 and admitted to falsifying sales records and selling firearms other than shotguns or rifles to persons under age 21.

Real faces up to five years in federal prison. His sentencing hearing hasn't been scheduled yet.

Real's wife and stepdaughter also were indicted in the case, but both have pleaded not guilty.