Don’t Mention the Navy SEALs In Your Federal Trial

Discussion in 'The Counter' started by Liberty4Ever, Oct 23, 2014.

  1. Liberty4Ever

    Liberty4Ever Moderator Moderator Supporter

    May 19, 2006
    Lexington KY
    I first saw this when the Washington Post broke the story a few months ago. It's now gone to trial and it's getting interesting. There are lots of weird angles. Just touching the high points:

    One branch of the federal government allegedly hired a hot rodder in California to manufacture 349 illegal AK47 suppressors for the US Navy (no serial numbers, and no firearms manufacturer's license), and another branch of the government is prosecuting the suppressor manufacturer.

    The guy who made the suppressors is the brother of the boss of the guy who allegedly hired him for the job. The boss is considered to be a co-conspirator.

    The suppressors are alleged to be of poor quality (aluminum instead of stainless, etc.) and the cost for materials and labor was less than $10,000, yet the manufacturer was paid $1.6 million. The manufacturer (again, brother of the guy running the purchasing program for the Navy) is an out of work hot rodder who recently went through bankruptcy.

    Every defense the defendant needs to make is not allowed in court, for reasons of national security. Basically, we'll hire you to do something illegal, and pay you a LOT of money, but if you're caught you can't tell anyone that we paid you to do it. That seems fair!
  2. Liberty4Ever

    Liberty4Ever Moderator Moderator Supporter

    May 19, 2006
    Lexington KY
    There are so many sad and weird aspects to this bizarre case that is seems petty for me to mention the fact that this case will perpetuate the public impression that suppressors are only used for illicit purposes and they're somehow inherently evil and need to be regulated if not banned outright.

    What about those assassins who use mufflers on their cars so they can sneak up on their unsuspecting victims? If only people could see the statistics revealing the percentage of vehicles that are used in crimes that are equipped with mufflers. Then we could finally have some common sense legislation restricting the use of these mufflers.

    For the children.

  3. RAT76

    RAT76 Well-Known Member

    Bottom line.

    Loud Pipes Save Lives.
  4. beegeezy2

    beegeezy2 Guest

    Aug 31, 2006
    Rofl awesome response.

    I'm not saying it was aliens....but it was aliens
  5. harrygp

    harrygp Active Member

    Jun 8, 2007
    You know, if this wasn't a legitimate news story it actually reads like a script for Saturday Night Live. Every time someone says something that means anything, they stop the proceedings and tell them it can't be said.
  6. Liberty4Ever

    Liberty4Ever Moderator Moderator Supporter

    May 19, 2006
    Lexington KY
    Truth is treason in the Empire of Lies.
  7. moona11

    moona11 Active Member Supporter

    Jun 18, 2014
    My question is why pay some fool to make them when the navy can make there own for little. This doesn't add up. The SEALS get what ever they want. To get them from some fool makes no sense from an operational aspect.