Some of you already know that on June 7, 2008, a three-judge panel sentenced
a gun owner to prison for a malfunctioning firearm as claimed by a BATFE
We have archived the newspaper article and the first response from an
angry American - see below. We would
like to hear your opinion on this travesty of justice.
On the January 10, 2008, “Talkin’ to America” interview
with firearms designer Len Savage, we warned you of the new direction
BATFE was taking to abolish gun ownership - http://www.jpfo.org/filegen-n-z/talkamerica.htm
It appears with the compromising of the NRA, BATFE will now move ahead
with great enthusiasm and succeed in destroying your gun rights. http://www.jpfo.org/pdf/nraletter.pdf
PS - Don't plan on the forthcoming Supreme Court Heller decision to radically
change this situation.
The Liberty Crew
Olofson case page
Regional News Briefs
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel OnLine
Posted: June 7, 2008
Reservist loses plea to stay out of prison
A Wisconsin man convicted in federal court of transferring a machine gun has
been denied a request to stay out of prison while he fights the conviction.
David R. Olofson, 36, of Berlin, who remains a member of the Army Reserve,
was convicted by a jury in January and sentenced last month to 30 months in
Olofson's attorney argued that the gun Olofson loaned to another man malfunctioned
when it fired multiple rounds and Olofson didn't know it would do that.
Olofson, whose case has received widespread attention after coverage on the
Lou Dobbs show on CNN, filed an appeal with the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals
and also asked that he be kept out of prison until that appeal is decided.
In a one-line order this week, a three-judge panel on the 7th Circuit denied
Olofson's motion to stay out of prison pending his appeal. Olofson is not in
custody and likely won't be called to report to prison until later in summer
because of a backlog in getting out-of-custody inmates into federal prison.
posted this reaction on one of the gun rights blogs:
is a phrase that is often misused by any number of collectivist hustlers-for-a-cause,
but it does seem appropriate here: "No justice, no peace." I present it here
as more of a sad prediction than a threat, for what the Feds have done in this
case by their unchecked misconduct is to take away any incentive for a citizen
to submit to their orders -- any orders, even heretofore "reasonable" ones.
If you cannot count on a fair trial, you might as well shoot it out with the
bastards the moment you see them coming for you. We have moved out of the light
of the rule of law and into something far more deadly and dangerous, the darkness
of the rule of the jungle. The unintended consequences of the Olofson frame-up
are going to get a great many people killed.