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30 months in jail for broken gun

Discussion in 'Band of Glockers' started by anticentipede, May 30, 2008.

  1. anticentipede

    anticentipede IN GOD WE TRUST

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    Nov 21, 2006
    Philippines
    Judge hands down penalty for misfire from 20-year-old rifle

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    Posted: May 27, 2008
    9:32 pm Eastern

    © 2008 WorldNetDaily

    A federal judge has ordered a 30-month prison sentence for a man whose rifle misfired, letting loose three shots at a firing range, prompting 2nd Amendment supporters to warn their constituents how easily they, too, can become a "gun felon."

    "It didn't matter the rifle in question had not been intentionally modified for select fire, or that it did not have an M16 bolt carrier or sear, that it did not show any signs of machining or drilling, or that that model had even been recalled a few years back," said a commentary in Guns Magazine on the case against David R. Olofson, of Berlin, Wis.

    "It didn't matter the government had repeatedly failed to replicate automatic fire until they replaced the ammunition with a softer primer type. It didn't even matter that the prosecution admitted it was not important to prove the gun would do it again if the test were conducted today," the magazine said. "What mattered was the government's position that none of the above was relevant because '[T]here's no indication it makes any difference under the statute. If you pull the trigger once and it fires more than one round, no matter what the cause it's a machine gun.'

    "No matter what the cause.


    http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=65455


    Can this kind of nonsense happen here??

    Pilipinas pa!!
     
  2. TTPower

    TTPower

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    Aug 2, 2006
    philippines
    i dont think so! automatic weapons are legal to civilians here :) and our justice system wont waste time and money for that :whistling: