Jury deadlock in case involving NFA records
Posting here. The defense challenged the government's NFA records, brought in a top-notch statistical expert who testified they were not something you could use as anything but an investigatory lead. The jury deadlocked 7-5 (no word on who had the seven and who the five). Odds are that it's effectively an acquittal. Even if it was 7-5 for the prosecution, if you're losing five votes, what are the odds of turning that into 12-0 at a second trial?
Another made up pseudo-crime.
Can't allow a machinegun manufacturer to escape unpunished.
Nevermind the fact that all of their product was registered and tax payed.
It looks line the NFA registry is on its way to becoming useless.
Posted by: Kristopher at October 2, 2008 10:29 AM