Bristol Man Gets Probation for Illegal Gun Possession
A Bristol Borough Man has plead guilty to one count of possessing a firearm while prohibited on Thursday for a July 2020 incident in Bristol Borough.
On Thursday Kevin G. Brannigan, 64, entered a guilty plea in front of Bucks County Common Please Judge Raymond F. McHugh.
He was sentenced to 6 months probation for the misdemeanor guilty plea.
The charge against Brannigan came after an investigation handled by Bucks County Detectives stemming from an incident outside of the business his family has owned – Klean Kars by Kevin- for at least 40 years in July of 2020.
Borough Police were called to the business for reports of a verbal dispute on July 31 between two groups of men. The incident and incendiary comments were allegedly recorded and shared on social media sites.
According to court papers Bucks County Detectives said the “video clearly showed” Brannigan displaying “a shotgun-style firearm” in his hands while outside during the argument.
Detectives executed a search warrant on Klean Kars by Kevin days later, and recovered a Winchester shotgun inside the business, according to court records.
Investigators tested and confirmed the weapon to be a viable firearm, court records show.
Brannigan allegedly told police he had the gun during the argument because “there was three against two, and if one of them enter the garage that they are going to bite it.”
Due to a past conviction following a Bucks County Detectives investigation in 2004, Brannigan cannot possess a firearm lawfully.
Court documents show in 2004 Brannigan plead guilty to prohibited offensive weapon and conspiracy. He was sentenced to two years of probation.
Brannigan served as a Bristol Borough Code Enforcement officer for about 5 years and has served as a volunteer fire fighter for a number of years in Bristol.