From: len savage
Sent: Wednesday, May 14, 2008 10:00 AM
To: Sanders, Robert E.; Brown, LtC. Robert K.
Cc: Ouimet, Jason
Subject: US v. Olofson
Yesterday the government has redefined what a machine gun is--any firearm that malfunctions and fires more than one round before jamming. [US v. Olofson]
I am awaiting the transcript of the hearing, however:
Judge Clevert [I am told] stated is does not matter what ammunition, or what error rate ATF testing has, or that a malfunction occurred, or even if it required ATF to modify the firearm, just that more than one round be fired per function of the trigger.
Every firearm in possession of your membership is a "machine gun" under this narrow interpretation. This is scientific fact, not my opinion. For example:
*A double barrel shotgun firing both barrels with a single trigger pull.
*A Colt single action loaded with thin primer ammo. [the pierced primer will "fan" the hammer with gas pressure] Look up Georgia machine gun statute, they exempted it by stating a machine gun must fire more than 6 shots per function of the trigger.
*The ATF firearms technology branch can test a rifle 100 different times, if they can manipulate it just once out of 100, your indicted.
The NRA's Jason Ouimet has been aware of this situation at ATF since before the congressional hearings on "the Virginia gun show incident" [I was supposed to testify at the hearings about the ATF testing issues at that time]. Much to my frustration, the hearing I was supposed to testify at was canceled. According to Jason, it was NRA who pulled the plug on me.
Now that the whole of the NRA membership is in jeopardy just by owning a firearm, will Wayne LaPierre, Chris Cox, and the NRA board going to do something about this during this week's convention?
Please pass this on to them:
Words will not be sufficient. If this gets "unplugged", as in the NRA refuses to address this issue, I WILL no choice but to go to the media with documents and emails from NRA that were generated during the last round of hearings. I WILL pull back the rug and show the world where NRA swept this mess under to hide it.
Please forgive my abrupt and obtuse attitude. It is born of frustration, and deaf ears of the NRA leadership. I am there if I can to help the NRA, thus to date the NRA have refused to address this.
My question to NRA leadership:
Is this weekends convention going to be your finest hour, or will this be noted in history as the beginning of the end of the NRA?
Historic Arms LLC
Original message from "Ouimet, Jason"
You sent me an email not long ago titled "olive branch" where you indicated that you wanted to be able to have an open dialogue with me and keep me posted on relevant firearms, issues, cases, etc. and I agreed. However, in this email you took as nasty , blatantly FALSE swipe at me and the NRA, and sent it to other people I don't even know. So from this point forward consider our relationship terminated. Do not call or email me again in the future.
From: len savage
Sent:Wed 5/14/08 10:18 AM
To: Ouimet, Jason
By the way those "Unknown people" are on the NRA legislative action committee. As a Federal liaison you don't know them?
Cut the crap Jason, when is the last time you took my calls or answered a voice mail to call me back?
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Here's an exchange you may find interesting. Let's hope it's discussed in detail at the Annual Meeting.
Posted by David Codrea at 5/14/2008 10:33:00 AM