As a firearms expert providing expert testimony in criminal and civil cases involving firearms, especially the 80% receivers, he is creating a problem for prosecutors. He has helped get cases dismissed against defendants regarding blank AR receivers. Claims the government has been misinterpreting the law for 50 years with respect to AR15's and the definition of a receiver.
and... O'Kelly is using his formidable firearms expertise and institutional knowledge of the ATF to take aim at his former employer.
He's at the center of a brewing legal dispute that federal prosecutors say has the potential to upend the 1968 Gun Control Act and "seriously undermine the ATF's ability to trace and regulate firearms nationwide."
File this under the 'inconvenient truth' folder.In December, a federal judge in Ohio dismissed weapons-related charges against two men after O'Kelly testified that the AR-15 part at issue in their case was not subject to federal law or regulation.