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Thu Sep 5, 2019, 07:39 PM

Houston man first person charged nationwide since bump stock ban

Source: KTRK-TV

Houston man first person charged nationwide since bump stock ban

Updated 3 hours ago

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A 43-year-old Houston man has been indicted for possessing a bump stock, the first known case in the country since the device was banned.

Ajay Dhingra has been indicted on four counts of firearms violations, including possession of a machine gun, specifically a bump stock.

The indictment also alleges that Dhingra unlawfully possessed a firearm after having been committed to a mental institution.

According to the U.S. Attorney's office, Dhingra left a concerning message at the George Bush Foundation.

Law enforcement contacted Dhingra at his home where they found a rifle with an installed bump stock.

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Read more: https://abc13.com/houston-man-charged-with-violating-bump-stock-ban/5518833/

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Source: U.S. Attorney's Office - Southern District of Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 5, 2019

Houston Man Charged in First Known Case Since Bump Stock Ban

HOUSTON A federal grand jury has indicted a 43-year-old Houston man on four counts of firearms violations including possession of a machine gun, specifically, a bump stock, announced U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick.

The four-count indictment, returned yesterday, alleges Ajay Dhingra possessed a machine gun, made two materially false statements in the acquisition of two firearms and unlawfully possessed a firearm after having been adjudicated as a mental defective or who had been committed to a mental institution.

Previously charged by criminal complaint, he made his initial appearance in federal court Aug., 19, 2019, at which time he was ordered into custody pending further criminal proceedings. He is expected to appear for his arraignment before U.S. District Judge Gray Miller Sept. 12, 2019, at 10:00 a.m.

According to court records, on or about Aug. 17, 2019, Dhingra called the George Bush Foundation and left a concerning message. Authorities discovered Dhingra had previously been committed to a mental institution, according to the allegations. As such, he is prohibited by federal law of possessing a firearm or ammunition.

The charges further allege law enforcement contacted Dhingra at his residence where they found two firearms in his possession, one of which law enforcement identified as a rifle with an installed bump stock.

Authorities obtained a search warrant, which allegedly resulted in the discovery of a Glock pistol, a Colt rifle with a bump stock and 277 rounds of 9 mm ammunition.

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Read more: https://www.justice.gov/usao-sdtx/pr/houston-man-charged-first-known-case-bump-stock-ban

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Sep 5, 2019, 08:38 PM

1. The stupid shall be punished

 

Violations of NFA law is rather harsh. It is 10 years/$10k to begin with. Sentencing enhancements range from 20 to life.

While lurking on other forums I see that some conservative persons deny that bump stocks are now included in the definition of machine guns. To believe that bumps stocks are actual firearms and not mere accessories, one has to understand the Trump is the most successful gun grabber ever. That can't be because Trump is GOP (not really) and supports the right to keep and bear arms; which is also another joke.

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Thu Sep 5, 2019, 09:37 PM

2. Good. Make an example of him.

Maximum sentence.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sat Sep 7, 2019, 11:35 AM

3. This ought to be interesting.

After all, the banned part is primarily a piece of plastic, not an actual "arm".

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