Former San Diego sheriff's captain gets prison in gun sales case

SAN DIEGO — Guns have come to represent many things to Marco Garmo. As a 12-year-old boy, they represented security after he and his father were robbed at the small market the family owned in El Cajon. Later, as a sheriff’s captain in charge of a large swath of East San Diego County, firearms provided a distraction to the stress of work and family life. “His vice has been weapons and that vice only increased over time,” his defense attorney concluded. Federal prosecutors say Garmo’s “powerful love of guns” represented something more calculated and opportunistic. Far from a mere hobbyist, Garmo…

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