“Investigators say [Massoud] Amin – who his attorney describes as a gun hobbyist – bought 14 handguns from seven separate gun shops across the metro in a two-and-a-half-week span this summer,”kstp.com reports. He was under a felony indictment at the time, accused of providing fabricated financial documents in his divorce.”
Do you trust a journalist who doesn’t know when to use “who” or “whom”? I don’t trust any journalist, even if their grammar is faultless. Including myself. Me? Anywho . . .
Professor Amin’s the Director of the Technological Leadership Institute at the University of Minnesota (when he’s not having fun with guns). His brief’s gonna have to explain why his client answered “no” to the question about being under a felony indictment on his ATF Form 4473.
The good (some say great) professor now faces seven gross misdemeanors for his firearms purchases, each charge carrying a sentence of up to a year in jail. Fourteen guns. Fourteen years.
The question of whether or not Mr. Amin was eventually cleared of the forgery charges doesn’t seem to interest the reporters at KSTP. Same for whether or not a non-violent felony indictment — never mind conviction — should disqualify an American from exercising their natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms.
Of course, lying on Form 4473 is a felony. So ace lawyer or not, I reckon Professor Amin is well on his way to being a prohibited person for the rest of his natural life.
Interestingly, it appears Professor Amin had a concealed carry permit — which, in Minnesota, would exempts him from the need to undergo an FBI background check at the time of purchase. While this case doesn’t have a victim — save, perhaps, Professor Amin’s (former?) better half — I can foresee a day when the antis cry “gun permit loophole”! Not to give them ideas . . .