USA –-(Ammoland.com)- Despite the government losing records for a full day of testimony in a gun conviction case involving a former FBI agent, the United States Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit has denied a 30-day extension for his attorney “as moot.” A late-April order in the case of USA v John Shipley, sent to Gun Rights Examiner recently by a confidential source, was reviewed this morning by this correspondent. It raises serious questions about the fairness of the proceedings and both the actions and motives of those behind the prosecution.
Longtime readers will recall Shipley’s name surfaced in this column in July, 2009, as a potential “Mexican crime gun” source, and almost immediately questions surfaced on whether or not he was merely an enthusiastic collector being persecuted for making private sales. He gained notice when a gun he sold to an El Paso County Sheriff’s Deputy was resold and then recovered in Mexico. While Shipley was found guilty of six counts of dealing weapons without a permit, his family declared “The first battle was lost but the war is still on.”
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About David Codrea:
David Codrea is a long-time gun rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament. He is a field editor for GUNS Magazine, and a blogger at The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance. Read more at www.DavidCodrea.com.