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Ex-con arrested while trying to buy guns

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October 23, 2012 -

WALLA WALLA, Wash. - An ex-convict is in jail after trying to buy guns with no paperwork in Walla Walla.

Washington State Patrol says the 20-year-old man was at a gun show, when he was recognized as a wanted ex-convict by off-duty officers attending the same event.  

Troopers say the man also made the mistake of attempting to buy guns at a booth manned by an off-duty trooper.

The man was unable to buy any weapons at the event. He was arrested for a Department of Corrections violation when he left the county fairgrounds.