Man faces 15 years in prison for waving gun in Facebook video

- A man in Florida is facing 15 years in prison for waving a gun in a Facebook Live video.

Christopher Brinson, a convicted felon with charges dating back decades, was seen dancing while holding a gun outside a convenience store in the March 20 video. The video was spotted by the FBI, who then flagged it for agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Now Brinson, 31, of Fort Lauderdale is being charged with a federal crime for his possession of the gun. Due to his previous felonies, he’s legally prohibited from owning, handling or touching a firearm. In the video posted on his friend’s Facebook page, he could be seen holding the weapon and pointing it toward the camera.

Brinson’s attorney, Lawrence Hashish, has argued that the video was a “theatrical performance” and that the gun in the video was a fake.

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