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Olofson Update

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

David Codrea reports that the Supreme Court has denied cert in the case.

Olofson update

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

Sebastian has an analysis of the Olofson case.

Olofson Update

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

David Codrea reports that Olofson’s conviction for unlawful transfer of a machine gun has been upheld. Also: It was not an abuse of discretion for a court to exclude the defendant’s expert from the courtroom while the government’s expert was testifying. So, the defendant’s expert was not allowed to see nor address claims made by […]

More on the Olofson Case

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

You’ll recall the story of David Olofson (past coverage here). He was supposedly sent to jail for a malfunctioning firearm. Reviewing the report from an ATF field agent don’t seem to jibe with some of Olofson’s claims. The agent claims that the firearm selector switch moved through all three positions (including the naughty switch) and […]

More on the Olofson Case

Monday, May 26th, 2008

Sebastian notes that the M16 parts allegedly bought by Olofson are magazines and bolts. That would mean they weren’t M16 parts at all.

Olofson responds

Friday, May 23rd, 2008

Olofson responds to Sebastian’s piece on his case.

the Olofson case

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

That pretty much nails. A few of us have been having that conversation off line for a while now. Partially due to uncertainty and because, frankly, that view would piss off a lot of pro-gun people. But Olofson fucked up and could have fucked us in the process. That doesn’t make ATF any less culpable […]

More on Olofson

Friday, May 9th, 2008

I did not catch it but the Olofson case was covered again on Lou Dobbs’ program.

Like you and me, only better

Monday, February 10th, 2014

Illegally and intentionally modify your weapon so that it becomes an NFA weapon and you’re a police officer: It’s OK. Just change it back and fill out the paperwork next time: A former state Department of Justice drug agent accused his colleagues last year of illegally modifying their state-issued rifles, according to emails the agency […]

Drop in felony

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

Tam has a video of a Glock with some drop in parts going full auto: It used to be that you needed a file, an Arkansas stone, maybe a Dremel, and a fair amount of mechanical ineptitude to mess up your heater. Yup. Also, we now have case law that says a malfunctioning gun could […]


Thursday, April 21st, 2011

David Olofson has been released from prison.

Set your dials

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

Olofson attorney on Lou Dobbs .


Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

Kevin reports that Olofson may get a new trial: Also, here’s a link to Fincher’s appeal.

Reasoned Discoursetm

Thursday, July 10th, 2008

A bit back, I linked to this post at Lagniappes which was rightfully critical of some of the GOA shenanigans regarding the Olofson case. It was a good read, I thought. Anyway, Sailorcurt left a few comments that showed the inconsistencies in ATF’s actions. But those comments never showed up. Curt cross-posted one of the […]

What happened to all that Homeland Security money?

Tuesday, May 13th, 2008

Oh, yeah, we spent it all on an armored personnel carrier for Dellview, North Carolina. The WaPo: Violent crime has increased in some cities in recent years in part because local police are too cash-strapped to fight it, the ATF chief said Monday. The comments by Michael J. Sullivan, acting director of the Bureau of […]

Lou Dobbs on guns

Thursday, March 13th, 2008

Caught the show just now. Not much details in the Olofson case other than an introductory to it. I guess Savage will be on tomorrow. Also, Dobbs called the Bush administration out over the Heller case. Go Dobbs. It was a very pro-gun piece.

Adjust dials: Len Savage to be on CNN

Thursday, March 13th, 2008

So says David Codrea. Took a while, as I reported here on 1/18 that I was hearing rumors the Olofson case would make the show. The Olofson case involves a malfunctioning weapon being classified as an MG. I’ll TiVo it.

Adjust your dials

Friday, January 18th, 2008

I hear the Olofson case (malfunctioning AR goes full auto) will be covered by Lou Dobbs on CNN.