I'm not convinced that's an accurate representation of the story after reading these documents which were posted on AR15 by the defendant (Olafson) himself (especially the 3rd and 4th pages) (his friend is Kiernicki):apollosmith said:A man (a 16 year Army veteran and law abiding father) lends a perfectly legal AR-15 to a friend. The friend goes to the range and shoots it a bunch. Then the gun somehow misfires and shoots two bullets with one trigger pull. It does this twice. The ATF then kicks in the door of the owner and takes all his stuff. They find nothing illegal, but he is still charged with transferring a machine gun, is convicted, and is now facing prison time because of a malfunction (probably just a sticky firing pin) in a 9 year old gun.
AmenJeff Johnson said:Of course, this begs the question of where did the Federal Government find the authority to make civilian ownership of select-fire weapons illegal?
I believe that such laws are absolutely unconstitutional. I want to see them overturned, beginning with NFA'34.