Monday, October 28, 2019

Let me introduce you to the crazy intersection of fevered gun control & gun guy's desire to keep guns out of the hands of criminals!

Thanks to Thomas for the link!

via Mercury News.
The judge in the case had issued a tentative order that, in the eyes of prosecutors, threatened to upend the decades-old Gun Control Act and “seriously undermine the ATF’s ability to trace and regulate firearms nationwide.”

A case once touted by prosecutors as a crackdown on an illicit firearms factory was suddenly seen as having the potential to pave the way to unfettered access to one of the most demonized guns in America.

Federal authorities preferred to let Roh go free rather than have the ruling become final and potentially create case law that could have a crippling effect on the enforcement of gun laws, several sources familiar with the matter told CNN. Each requested anonymity due to the sensitive nature of the case and its possible implications.

Under US District Court Judge James V. Selna’s interpretation of the law, convicted felons and other people prohibited from possessing firearms would be allowed to legally acquire all the parts necessary to assemble an AR-15-style rifle and other weapons, according to federal prosecutors.

Prosecutors and ATF officials declined comment for this story, noting that the case against Roh is technically an open matter because he remains subject to a deferred prosecution agreement.

Adam Winkler, a UCLA constitutional law professor and Second Amendment expert, predicted that Selna’s tentative order would have “broad implications” and would encourage others to challenge existing law.

“This case could open up a huge loophole in federal law” he said. “It could lead to an explosion in the number of AR-15s out on the streets.”
Story here. 

Jesus!  This is pure insanity!  I'm not one that generally cheers the ATF, nor do I particularly agree with many federal prosecutors but this one involved the Wisdom Of Solomon (pun intended).

This thing is unsavory as hell but I don't see how they could have done better. But I'm not sure.  I hate the fact that this scum goes free but the implications would have been disastrous for not only gun rights supporters but devastating to gun control advocates too.  I'm not gonna even mention all the idiots that would be trolling the streets with these legal weapons potentially terrorizing the innocent (as if they aren't already).

Once again.

I'm not sure but I think they did the right thing.

What do you all think?

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