The first indictment of a man for owning a Bump Stock is officially going to court according to a Fox News report.
A Houston man was indicted Wednesday on federal charges of possessing a rifle with a bump stock attached to it, in what is believed to be the first such case since the Trump administration banned the device earlier this year.
Prosecutors said Ajay Dhingra, 43, is charged with possessing a machine gun, two counts of making false statements to acquire a firearm and possessing a firearm after having been judged a mental defective or being committed to a mental institution. Authorities were tipped off about Dhingra last month when he called the George W. Bush Foundation and left a “concerning message.”
The Associated Press, citing court records, reported that Dhingra also sent an email to the foundation asking the former president to “send one of your boys to come and murder me.”
Officers then obtained a search warrant for Dhingra’s home where they found 277 rounds of 9 mm ammunition, a Colt rifle with a bump stock attached, and a Glock pistol. Dhingra told Secret Service agents who showed up at his house that he had been diagnosed with schizophrenia.
If convicted of any of the charges, Dhingra could face 10 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine.
I will say that this case is more than just a Bump Stock indictment. People lying to acquire firearms is certainly something that is worth indictment.
However, the fact that bump stock possession is a major problem. Someone else who didn’t have the other baggage may get indicted simply for possessing a bump stock.
WARNING! Trump Admin officially to ban Bump Stocks
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