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HARTFORD — The owner of a local gun manufacturer has pleaded guilty to violating federal firearms laws. The president of Stag Arms, LLC, Mark Malkowski, 37, pleaded guilty to a federal firearms charge. Per a plea agreement, Malkowski has agreed to pay a $100,000 fine, while the company will pay a $500,000 fine. Stag Arms also has to forfeit its gun manufacturing license, and Malkowski agreed to get out of the gun business and never return in an ownership or management role.
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents seized nearly 300 of the AR-15 parts from Stag Arms in September following routine inspections, prosecutors said. At the time, the father of Stag Arms owner Mark Malkowski told authorities that the employee who places serial numbers on parts was on vacation.
The New Britain-based gun-maker gained a high profile in the state when Malkowski became a vocal critic of a stricter state gun-control law passed in the wake of the 2012 Newtown school shootings.
Prosecutors asked a judge to allow the government to keep nearly 110 of the seized assault rifle parts for “the use and benefit of the United States.”
Probably a bit of a vendetta going on here also, mind you, other manufacturers moved out of that state for a reason.
originally posted by: murphy22
They may have "broke some law". But I don't see wear a "crime" was committed.
Realy, "roadgravel"? Show me the "victim", a body. Who lost there liberty, life or happiness?
How many "Feds" broke the "law" running guns to Mexico, in "violation" of "law"?
originally posted by: machineintelligence
a reply to: Krakatoa
Can you imagine what a manufacturer of guns is supposed to say to federal prosecutors after this finding:
"I wonder "Gun Walking" going on perhaps?
"Stag Arms could not account for 200 guns, meaning they are lost."