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U.S. Soldier Has AR15 Malfuntion Then Gets Really Screwed

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by TSAX, Feb 14, 2013.

  1. TSAX

    TSAX USAF Vet

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    This is an old but jacked up story, anyone with more details or know the outcome please let us know.

    [ame="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_M2CJAUFgIM"]U.S. Soldier Convicted of Felony for Owning a Gun - YouTube[/ame]

    Part 2
    [ame="www.youtube.com/watch?v=rB237rfvHys"]David Olofson Update: CNN Lou Dobbs - January 22, 2009 - YouTube[/ame]



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  2. AK_Stick

    AK_Stick AAAMAD

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    There's a lot to that story.

    He was transferring a machine gun IMO.
     

  3. eb07

    eb07 Sharkin'

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    They fail to mention he was actively involved with neo-nazis and was outspoken about it on internet forums. Bottom line is he was the nail that stuck out, and the ATF hammered it. Pity is not found.
     
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  4. Glockdude1

    Glockdude1 Federal Member CLM

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  5. Batesmotel

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    I doubt it went full auto. Sounds like it was an accidental bump fire of two rounds.
     
  6. TSAX

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    Added Part 2 to the original post





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  7. Peace Warrior

    Peace Warrior Am Yisrael Chai CLM

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  8. Sounds like a malfunction that almost ended in a run-a-way gun...luckily there was a failure to feed.

    Unless he intentionally modified the AR15 to shoot multiple rounds per trigger squeeze...he's not guilty of anything.

    Whoever the jurors were, they are freakin' morons.
     
  9. KalashniKEV

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  10. SMOKEin

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    Did you see the evidence that was presented in the courtroom?
     
  11. Fox

    Fox Varmit Control

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    The guy is a radical, but they did not bust him for that. What the ATF did was to get the courts to establish a new gun law where all gun owners can go to jail for a malfunctioning firearm.
     
  12. Glock20 10mm

    Glock20 10mm Use Linux!

    Bingo! Precedence has been set so if you bump fire and someone hears it... you are screwed, if your weapon suffers a malfunction that makes it appear to be firing in auto and someone calls you are screwed. I have seen pistols "go auto" when they fail. Case in point... my G20 when it catastrophically failed it fired two rounds in rapid succession with only a single pull of the trigger then the slide locked back due to the physical failure.

    According to precedence technically I could now be tried an convicted if this were to happen again. And the gun failed at Markley's gun range and the owner did confront me about "rapid shooting". Once I showed him the failure and explained what happened he was cool with it BUT what if he had a bone to pick because he was in a crap mood?

    Things are getting dangerous for gun owners. We need to pay attention or we're going to get burned.
     
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  13. Sorry, must have missed the court date...

    But I did stay at a holiday inn.
     
  14. Sam Spade

    Sam Spade Staff Member Lifetime Member

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    He was a member here; I corresponded with him.

    Besides the AR with M-16 parts that somehow went full auto, he also appeared to be making unregistered lowers for his friends. His claim was that he only transferred 80% lowers and never, ever, cross my heart, helped anyone do the work. Based on the plea deal he said the Feds offered him, I didn't (and don't) believe him.

    Way more detail available on arfcom, where there was an epic thread, complete with copies of warrants and indictments.
     
  15. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    Sounds like you need to find another range.

    There is a heck of a lot more to the OP's story than is here.
    The dude screwed up.........now he is paying the price!
     
  16. Glock19Fan

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    Just becuase he is in the military doesnt make his actions any better. He broke the law intentionally, and I dont see in any way how this could be accidental.
     
  17. TBO

    TBO Why so serious? CLM

    The info was there the whole time... if someone was honestly looking for it.
     
  18. Glock20 10mm

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    I did... on my property. :tongueout:
     
  19. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    Soooooo jealous! Wish I could say that. In a few years it will be a reality.