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Teen Says He Purchased Gun for Protection

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Sheboygan, Wis. (WHBL) -  A Sheboygan teen who has been involved in apparent gang rivalry is facing criminal charges after he went out and bought a gun for protection.  17 year old Brandon Moua was charged yesterday with possession of a dangerous weapon by a person under 18.  Moua was attacked by rival gang members last week when he was struck in the head with a golf club and was hospitalized for stitches.  Six youths have been charged in that incident. According to the criminal complaint. Sheboygan Police received a tip that Moua had recently purchased a handgun.  Officers searched his home in the 1600 block of North 23rd Street and found the .38 caliber pistol hidden under a bathroom sink.  Moua admitted he had purchased the gun from his cousin for $150.  He said he was afraid of being beaten up again and was going to use it to scare people off.  Moua is facing up to two years in prison, if convicted.

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