The David Olofson Case

Gun Owners of America and Gun Owners Foundation have taken over the legal defense of David Olofson who was convicted of transferring an unregistered machine gun. In fact, the gun had malfunctioned, and a 1997 BATFE training manual (see toward the end of Appendix B) makes it clear that even if a gun fires a burst but then jams, it is not a machine gun but a malfunction. The brief for Olofson shows numerous errors made by the prosecution and the judge.

Documents for the case and media coverage can be viewed below. For more information on the current events of the case please go to check out the Olofson Update Page on the Gun Owners of America website at www.gunowners.org/a09032009.htm


Petition for Writ of Certiorari - August 28, 2009 (PDF - opens in new window)

Petition for Writ of Certiorari (appendix) - August 28, 2009 (PDF - open in new window)

GOF's brief requesting a rehearing by the full Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals - May 15, 2009 (PDF - opens in new window)

Seventh Circuit Opinion Affirming Olofson's Conviction - May 1, 2009 (PDF - opens in new window)

Brief of Appellant submited in the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
August 25, 2008 (PDF - opens in new window)

An appendix and a reply can be read here (PDF - opens in new window)

Reply Brief of Appellant - November 7, 2008 (PDF - opens in new window)


GOA Lawyers present Oral Argument in Appeals Court. January 22, 2009
Click link below to here the audio transcript:

U.S. v. Olofson Oral Arguments in the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals


David Olofson Update: CNN Lou Dobbs - January 22, 2009
January 22, 2009
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David Olofson Update: CNN Lou Dobbs
David Olofson was sentenced to 30 months in a federal prison in Minnesota. He was convicted in federal court of transferring a malfunctioning semi-automatic firearm which the ATF claimed was a machine gun. On Thursday, January 22, 2009, GOA Lawyers presented oral arguments in the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

Larry Pratt on Glenn Beck - Fox News - talking about H.R. 45, February 16, 2009
February 18, 2009
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GOA Lawyer Herb Titus talking about David Olofson Case with Lou Dobbs CNN February 18, 2009

Herb Titus, Lawyer apealing the David Olofson Case on behalf of Gun Owners of America is interviewed on Lou Dobbs Tonight CNN on February