I agree, but by their own admission, no illegal weapons were found. That tells me that the AR15 in question was not modified. Furthermore, the ATF paying someone to testify in their favor does not strengthen their case.Let's see what happens on appeal and hope the NRA and SAF get involved. If Olofson did in fact own a modified AR-15 (or M-16 without a license) then he did brake the law. If it's found that the testimony was false then Kiernicki needs to be prosecuted.
This is all a possibility and may come to light. Something about the "more than 800 rounds fired" before the malfunction bothers me. While many, myself included, may spend an entire day at the range and fire a considerable amount I think this was done in a relatively short time. It doesn't say how the ATF found out about the incident. Did someone at the range report it or did Kiernicki turn him in? Payment for testimony isn't the proper way either. Is it possible the payment was a plea deal to keep Kiernicki out of jail? Right now there are far to many variables that need to be cleared up. Here's some more info on the case:I agree, but by their own admission, no illegal weapons were found. That tells me that the AR15 in question was not modified. Furthermore, the ATF paying someone to testify in their favor does not strengthen their case.
Could be that with all this talk of gun control lately they just picked someone to make an example of and railroaded him through the system. Wouldn't be the first time that happened.
Sorry, on the older M-16s, the selector settings are Safe, Fire, and Auto. The Auto setting didn't limit at three rounds, good training did. Supposedly, many in the 'Nam era were told "put it on Auto and pull the trigger." The 3-round selection was on models newer than 1984.I believe they say he fired the weapon on several occasions.
Also, on the older M-16's (there is a 3-round burst and single shot), I don't know the age of his weapon, but it seems funny that they describe "multiple rounds firing with a single pull of the trigger" and don't quantify it.
That is what we called Gun Control.~ The Auto setting didn't limit at three rounds, good training did.
Well, sorta, You had to learn to control that rifle, how fast will a M-16/AR15 burn through a 20 round mag? I did not know that a 3 round burst was available, that's pretty cool. I have not shot one of those thangs since "Nam".....~ Supposedly, many in the 'Nam era were told "put it on Auto and pull the trigger." The 3-round selection was on models newer than 1984.
Hear, hear. I have long been a proponent of reciprocal sentencing in cases where willful lying occurred. I believe that the woman should have had the equal sentence that these men would have gotten had they been unlawfully convicted. I also think that Nifong should have been dis-barred.If it should be determined that the witness provided false testimony and that the prosecutor was aware of this then not only should the witness be prosecuted for perjury but the prosecutor should also be prosecuted himself and upon conviction should serve the same amount of time in jail that the defendant would have had to serve upon being found guilty.
Just like Nifong should have in the Duke Rape case.
The full auto M-16s have one more hole in the receiver than the civilian AR-15s. It's for the sear pin. I'm not sure how the 3-shot version functions compared to the old full autos, but they have a sear pin also, so there are two different lower receiver styles; one with a hole for a sear pin(full auto/3round) and one without (semi-auto only).Thanks Wolfhunter, my exp with M-16's dates back to early 90's models.
Can you mod the new AR-15's to fully auto?