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➡ Guns & Gadgets 2nd Amendment News talks about how a former police chief from Adair, Iowa, Brent Went, was sentenced to five years in federal prison for lying to federal agencies to buy and sell machine guns for personal profit. He was accused of buying over two dozen machine guns under the guise of police department use, then selling them for nearly $80,000. Despite being acquitted by a jury, he was convicted based on a new interpretation of the law, which his attorney plans to appeal. The case has sparked debate about the power of federal agencies and the rights of police departments and civilians to own firearms.

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A former small-town Iowa police chief has been sentenced to five years in federal prison for lying to the ATF and FBI to acquire machine guns that prosecutors said he sold for his own profit. Now, in December of 2022, Adair Police Chief Brent Went, Adair, Iowa, was indicted on federal charges that he abused his position to purchase more than two dozen machine guns. Now, this case has an interesting twist that I want your opinion on, because we’re going to find something in here when I get into the facts here that we’re seeing a lot more often in America.

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Now, court documents say that Went bought 10 machine guns for the police department and later sold them, sold several of them, rather, for a profit. Now, the prosecutors said that altogether Went tried to purchase or demonstrate 90 machine guns for the Adair Police Department since 2018. The authorities also said that he bought machine guns for the police department and then sold them for almost $80,000 in personal profit. The trial evidence showed that he bought machine guns for his gun store, including a .50 caliber machine gun that he mounted on his armored Humvee.

Now, former Chief Went was convicted in February of making false statements to the ATF, conspiring to do so and illegal possession of machine guns. He was sentenced on Monday last week to five years in federal prison. Now, here’s the odd part. Went’s attorney, Nicholas Klinefeld, said this, quote, The jury had acquitted Mr. Went of ever attempting to deceive the ATF in any way, yet the government was allowed to convict Mr. Went based on an interpretation of the law that has never before been applied by any court and that we believe was incorrect.

We look forward to the opportunity to appeal this case and continue to believe Mr. Went will be vindicated at the end of the day. Being acquitted, yet still being convicted of breaking a law that has never been applied before due to an interpretation. Reinterpretation. Does that sound familiar? We’ve been seeing a lot of that lately. But I believe ATF doesn’t get to reinterpret the Constitution. In fact, I’ll die on that hill. ATF, FBI, the federal government, they don’t get to reinterpret the one document that said these are the powers you have. But what do you think, guys and gals? Let me know down below what you think about this scenario.

And I’ll say this. Former Chief Went, what he was doing and buying the machine guns or getting demos and then utilizing them on his own or whatever he was doing, it’s probably not rare. It’s probably happening a little more than people would think. But again, what do you think about this scenario down below? Should ATF be able to just reinterpret their way to convicting people regardless of who they are and what their standing is in the community? I think it stinks. I think we should be able to own machine guns. I don’t think that police departments get an extra right to machine guns.

I don’t think that police departments get any more opportunity to buy guns. I don’t think the military gets any more opportunity than the civilians to buy or own or possess or utilize certain firearms. But what do I know? Let me know what you think down below. And I appreciate each and every single one of you. Thank you for watching Guns and Gadgets. If you like information on the Second Amendment, no matter where it happens in this country, good, bad, ugly or indifferent, you’ll find it here. Subscribe to the channel down below. It’s free.

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  • This whole situation is a travesty. The ATF and FBI are not a constitutional organization and should not exist. The federal government has not authority, or right to do anything regarding the Bill of Rights, read the Preamble to the Bill of Rights. Congress has no authority to delegate law making powers to an administrative agency, it is a violation of the separation of powers. Additionally, there is no such thing as an administrative branch. Article I, Section I specifically delegates legislative powers to a legislature. Second, the court finally woke up and reversed the “Chevron Doctrine” which recognizes the unconstitutional application of “administrative law”.
    The people have a right to possess firearms necessary to defend against tyranny and maintain the security of a free state, and the Bill of Rights are “Further Declaratory and Restrictive Clauses”, which means they cannot be touched.

  • The question is not what guns we have a right to own, the question is do the FBI and BATF possess the constitutional authority to monitor, in any manner whatsoever, the gun ownership of American Citizens. “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution…are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” The Second Amendment prohibits precisely the “infringements” committed by the FBI and BATF on a daily routine. There is absolutely unambiguously no authorization within the U S Constitution for anyone in the Federal Government to monitor gun ownership in America anywhere. Thus, the FBI and BATF have stolen and
    usurped such actions and are therefore outside the law (again) and breaking the law (again) and should be dismantled forthwith. Such powers are only allowed, with specific limitations, to the States or to We The People!

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