Dixon v. United States Case Brief

Facts of the Case

“Petitioner, in purchasing firearms at gun shows, provided an incorrect address and falsely stated that she was not under indictment for a felony. As a result of these acts, she was charged with receiving a firearm while under indictment in violation of 18 U.S.C.S. § 922(n) (conviction of which required, through 18 U.S.C.S. § 924(a)(1)(D), that the defendant had acted “willfully”) and with making false statements in connection with the acquisition of a firearm in violation of 18 U.S.C.S. § 922(a)(6) (conviction of which required that the defendant had acted “knowingly”). At trial in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, the petitioner admitted that, when she purchased the guns, she knew that she was under indictment and knew that her purchases were crimes