He was convicted of knowingly transferring an unregistered machine gun – a gun which fired a burst and jammed. Gun owners call that a malfunction. The federal government calls it an easy way to get a felony conviction. Olofson was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison.
David Olofson is an information technology professional with a wife, three children and a mortgage. Until his conviction, he was also in the National Guard.
GOA took his appeal to the Supreme Court which declined to hear it. This was in spite of the trial court having ruled in direct opposition to a recent decision of the Supreme Court itself!
Olofson has served his entire sentence, but is having trouble finding a job. As a result, David has started his own business, Joules of Nature.
Source: Gun Owners of America
About the Author: Corey Graff is the executive director of Wisconsin Gun Owners, Inc. (WGO), a pro-gun activist, and a life-long gun owner from Wisconsin.