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Olofson Amicus Brief Final Version

Olofson Amicus Brief Final Version

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Olofson Amicus Brief
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Published by: oathkeepersok on Oct 18, 2009
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No. 09-256
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I
N
T
HE
Supreme Court of the United States
 ____________________ D
 AVID
R.
 
O
LOFSON
,
 Petitioner
,v.U
NITED
S
TATES OF
 A 
MERICA 
,
Respondent
. ____________________ On Petition for a Writ of Certiorarito the United States Court of Appealsfor the Seventh Circuit ____________________ 
BRIEF AMICUS CURIAE OFMONTANA SHOOTING SPORTS ASSOCIATION AND VIRGINIA CITIZENSDEFENSE LEAGUEIN SUPPORT OF PETITIONER
 ____________________ E.
 
S
TEWART
R
HODES
D
 AVID
T.
 
H
 ARDY 
*
 
5130 S. Fort Apache Rd.8987 E. Tanque VerdeSuite 215-160No. 265Las Vegas, NV 89148Tucson, AZ 85749(702) 353-0627(520) 749-0241*
Counsel of Record
September 30, 2009
 Attorneys for Amici Curiae
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
PageT
 ABLE OF
 A 
UTHORITIES
.......................iiiI
NTEREST OF
 A
MICI 
URIAE 
....................1S
UMMARY OF
 A 
RGUMENT
......................2 A 
RGUMENT
.................................5I.T
HE
C
OURT OF
 A 
PPEALS
 A 
FFIRMANCE OF
O
LOFSON
S
C
ONVICTION
,
 
D
ESPITE THE
C
ONFLICT
W
ITH
S
TAPLES
,
 
P
LACES
M
ILLIONS OF
G
UN
O
WNERS AT
R
ISK OF
B
ECOMING
“F
ELONS
-B
 Y 
-C
HANCE
,”
IN
D
EROGATION OF
T
HEIR
R
IGHTTO
EEP AND
B
EAR
 A 
RMS AND
T
HEIR
R
IGHT TO
D
UE
P
ROCESS
,
 
W
HENEVER
T
HEIR
F
IREARM
H
 APPENS TO
M
 ALFUNCTION AND AS A 
R
ESULT
,D
ISCHARGES
M
ORE
T
HAN
O
NE
S
HOT
 A 
FTER A 
S
INGLE
P
ULL OF THE
T
RIGGER
................5 A.The Courts Below Adopted a Definition of “Automatically” at Odds With
Staples,
Sweeping in Any and All MalfunctioningSemiautomatic Firearms That Fire MoreThan One Round Per Trigger Pull, EvenWhere the Firing is Out of Control of theShooter, or Where the Firearm Jams andStops Firing Before the Trigger is Released orthe Firearm is Empty...................5B.All Semiautomatic Firearms Are Susceptibleto a Wide Variety of Malfunctions That CanCause More Than One Round to Fire PerTrigger Pull ..........................8
 
ii1.Broken Disconnector. ..................92.Hammer Following Bolt. ...............103.Frozen Firing Pin . ...................114.Broken Firing Pin . ...................125.Fouled Bolt Face . ....................136.Improper Headspace . .................137.Sensitive or Improper Primer. ..........148.Cook-Off . ...........................14C. S
EMI
-A 
UTO
R
IFLES
B
 ASED ON
M
ILITARY 
D
ESIGNS
 A 
RE
M
ORE
S
USCEPTIBLE TO
M
 ALFUNCTIONS
T
HAT
C
 AN
C
 AUSE
M
ORE
T
HAN
O
NE
R
OUND TO
F
IRE
P
ER
T
RIGGER
P
ULL
...161.F
REE
F
LOATING
F
IRING
P
INS
I
NCREASETHE
R
ISK OF
M
 ALFUNCTION
C
 AUSING
M
ORE
T
HAN
O
NE
S
HOT TO
F
IRE
W
ITH
O
NLY 
O
NE
P
ULL OF THE
T
RIGGER
.....162.T
HE
U
SE OF
S
OME
M-16
 
P
 ARTS IN
C
OMMERCIAL
S
EMIAUTOMATIC
R
IFLES
I
NCREASES THE
R
ISK OF
M
 ALFUNCTION
L
EADING TO
M
ORE
T
HAN
O
NE
S
HOT TO
F
IRE
W
ITH
O
NLY 
O
NE
P
ULL OF THE
T
RIGGER
........................18

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