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MSSA has become involved in the Olofson case.
« on: September 30, 2009, 11:12:19 am »

Fwd: Olofson case
 From: Gary Marbut-MSSA <>
Dear MSSA Friends,

MSSA has become involved in the Olofson case.

Olofson is a guy in Wisconsin who loaned his AR15 to a friend to take
to the range.  This AR doubled at the range - fired twice with one
trigger pull.  The "friend" returned the rifle to Olofson and
reported the doubling to police.  The BATFE raided Olofson and
confiscated the AR.  When the BATFE first tested the AR, they
couldn't get it to double.  They tested again with ammo with soft
primers and were able to make the AR double.  Olofson was charged
with and convicted of illegal possession and illegal transfer of a
machine gun.  The conviction was appealed to the federal circuit
court of appeals, which upheld the two felony convictions.

Olofson is now appealing to the US Supreme Court.  The USSC only
takes about 1 of 100 cases appealed to it.  MSSA is filing an amicus
brief in support of the petition to the USSC to hear the Olofson case.

I've been digging around for information about unintended doubling or
slam-fire in semi-auto rifles.  Some of what I've found I've posted at:

If the USSC agrees to review the Olofson case, MSSA will need to file
another amicus brief supporting the underlying case.

Stay tuned.

Gary Marbut, president
Montana Shooting Sports Association
author, Gun Laws of Montana
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