2 years, 9 months ago
You can’t make this stuff up.
He was a Doraville police officer, until a tip led to an investigation and ultimately his dismissal.
“One of our officers was trying to sell an automatic weapon,” says Doraville Police Officer Gene Callaway.
Callaway tells WSB Officer Woodrow Mann had been with the department since 2008. His attempted sale was discovered following a tip to the police.
“That led to an inquiry and we found that he was trying to sell a Class 3 weapon, which is a fully automatic weapon,” says Callaway.
When Doraville received the tip they contacted the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.
“Because the weapon had not been delivered,” Callaway says, “it didn’t meet their threshold for a crime.”
Mann was dismissed from the Doraville police department. He can appeal his firing.
So let’s leave aside for a moment the issue of the NFA and the Hughes amendment (and Gun Control Act) being obscene abominations. How does this cop get off trying to sell a class 3 weapon and not be charged with a crime? Simply because he didn’t actually complete the sell because the ATF caught him?
Okay, so I said let’s leave behind the issue of the NFA, GCA and Hughes amendment being obscene abominations. I lied. I didn’t really mean it. You know what I wouldn’t do if I had a class 3 weapon? Sell it. Point it at women and children like SWAT teams do. Terrorize others with it for no good reason. Keep it laying about unsecured. You know. Bad things. Things like the police do with automatic weapons.
So tell me again how we’re not qualified to have them and can’t be trusted with such firepower. Let’s hear it.