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      Strip club owner gets jail-time for illegal firearms

      The former owner of a Sunrise Beach strip club was sentenced in federal court Thursday for illegally possessing 31 firearms.
      The former owner of a Sunrise Beach strip club was sentenced in federal court Thursday for illegally possessing 31 firearms.Jimmy Davis was sentenced to two years and six months in federal prison without parole. The 57-year-old owned the now-defunct Eclipse Gentleman??s Club.He pleaded guilty on July 24, 2012, to being a felon in possession of firearms. Davis had felony convictions for trafficking in methamphetamine and selling marijuana.Federal agents searched Davis??s residence and neighboring business on Aug. 19, 2010, after receiving a report that Davis was in possession of firearms. A gun safe in the basement contained 30 shotguns, rifles and handguns.While executing the search warrant, agents also found numerous rounds of ammunition and a Springfield Armory 9 mm semi-automatic pistol in a case on top of the gun safe. Fire shotgun shells were found in an upstairs bedroom.According to his plea agreement, Davis purchased 12 firearms-specific hunting permits between 2006 and 2009.