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PHOENIX -- Two members of a family who authorities say once tried to set up a whites-only nation in America were each given years-long prison sentences for a federal firearm conviction arising out of a raid at the family patriarch's northern Arizona ranch.

Kirby Keith Kehoe received the maximum 10-year sentence, while his adult son , Cheyne (pronounced Shane) Kehoe, was sentenced to more than three years in prison.

Both men admitted they possessed guns that were seized during the Oct. 14 raid at the elder Kehoe's 40-acre property near Ash Fork.

Both have previous felony convictions and are banned from possessing firearms.

Authorities found more than a dozen guns, ammunition and three ballistic vests in Kirby Kehoe's possession and three guns and one ballistic vest in his son's possession.

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