Illegal gun sales plea

From Staff Reports

   A 38-year-old Bristol chiropractor arrested in December following a yearlong investigation conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms has pleaded guilty in federal court to illegal gun sales.
   Dr. Christopher Perry was charged with one count of transferring a machine gun to another individual.
   ATF agents found over 100 firearms at Perry's home in Kingsport. Perry purchased guns from Army Surplus and Variety located in Mountain City and sold them at Snap's Trading Post in Chilhowie, Virginia.
   ATF agents also arrested Bill Wallace, 47, the federally licensed firearms dealer who was doing business as Army Surplus and Variety.
   The agents seized and/or purchased more than 300 firearms, including two machine guns, and $60,000 in cash. They also found Nazi paraphernalia, marijuana and anti-government literature.
   Several others also were charged for buying firearms and transporting them across state lines for sale to others at various locations, including flea markets.
   Perry faces a 10-year maximum sentence and a quarter million dollar fine. He remains free on a $30,000 bond and is scheduled to be sentenced June 21.