Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Olofson railroaded

'Broken gun' conviction upheld by court
You have the right to remain silent and refuse to answer questions. Not that it will do you any good. Do you understand?

Anything you do say, or we say you say if we have more witnesses than you, will be used against you in a court of law, if we think we can get away with it. Do you understand?

You have the right to consult an attorney before speaking to the police and to have an attorney present during questioning now or in the future. You will not have a chance to challenge our lack of standards or scientific method in our lab results and your expert witness will not be allowed to witness anything if we can help it. Do you understand?...
This is what it was come to. The above is not satire. It is a direct analogy.

Do yourself a favor and get informed, if you don't know anything about the Olofson case. Links:

Olofson machine gun transfer upheld
Expert witness for defense does not have to right to view testimony from prosecution's expert witness
'Broken gun' conviction upheld by court

It would also be a good idea to go to The War On Guns and search for "Olofson."

Basically, a man had a semi-auto rifle that malfunctioned and fired a short burst of full-auto before it jammed.  Therefore, the BATF must now ruin his life.

1 comment:

  1. Yeah I've been following this one.

    Basically anyone who's gun "doubles" due to a dirty firing pin channel or other broken part could be in serious trouble.

    I hope this is appealed all the way.