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Posted: 9/13/2004 9:21:52 PM EST
I forget his name but he got busted for his guns being firearms and not just 80% receivers, problem being he was a convicted felon. Anyone remember what happened to him? Is he still in the big house?

Thanks
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 9:24:07 PM EST
bob stewart / steward of maadi-griffin fame???
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 9:26:39 PM EST
Yeah, that guy.
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 9:53:36 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/13/2004 9:57:12 PM EST by Dave_A]
Dumbass got his conviction overturned, but only AFTER being busted for trying to call in a hit on the judge who presided over his initial case...

Had he not been an abject moron, he'd be free, clear & producing rifle kits again...

Instead, by losing it & trying to call in a hit on a Federal Judge, he's away for LIFE now...
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 10:03:32 PM EST
DOH!

Really?
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 10:04:57 PM EST

Originally Posted By Dave_A:
Dumbass got his conviction overturned, but only AFTER being busted for trying to call in a hit on the judge who presided over his initial case...

Had he not been an abject moron, he'd be free, clear & producing rifle kits again...

Instead, by losing it & trying to call in a hit on a Federal Judge, he's away for LIFE now...




what a dumbass
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 10:05:25 PM EST
That sounds like the plot to a bad sitcom.
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 10:20:53 PM EST
So.....


Does anyone have any plans to start producing his kits, maybe under license from the guy?

Or at least are there plans floating around?
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 10:33:24 PM EST

Originally Posted By Dave_A:
Dumbass got his conviction overturned, but only AFTER being busted for trying to call in a hit on the judge who presided over his initial case...

Had he not been an abject moron, he'd be free, clear & producing rifle kits again...

Instead, by losing it & trying to call in a hit on a Federal Judge, he's away for LIFE now...



HOLY SHIT! I never knew that.
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 11:18:06 PM EST
Wait a minute. So the kits were not considered an 80%? Just wondering how that ruling affects other builders using 80% receivers.
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 1:09:10 AM EST
I could say more.

I boils down to what a dumb MF.
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 1:10:56 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/14/2004 1:11:26 AM EST by Lightning_P38]
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 2:33:02 AM EST

Originally Posted By Lightning_P38:

Originally Posted By ShadowOne:
Wait a minute. So the kits were not considered an 80%? Just wondering how that ruling affects other builders using 80% receivers.



They decided that his kits were more than 80% completed. If I recall correctly he was only investigated for the kits never charged, he was charged for unregistered machineguns, and felon in possesion.



The kit charges were dropped way early on.. He was busted for Felon in possession of a handgun, & possession of 5 unregistered Sten machineguns. He got the machinegun possession charge overturned based on the Commerece Clause. This has been somewhat of a landmark ruling by the 9th circus(t) and though a decision may be years down the road, you may one day be allowed to build and register machineguns for private use (not for sale).

Ironically, the judge that ruled in his favor on the machinegun charge was the same judge that Stewart tried to have killed. Seems he offered money to a fellow inmate who was due to be released in exchange for knocking off the judge. Dumbass.

He could have had his life back and some respect in the gun community. But now he's in for life for being a dumbass.
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 8:41:55 AM EST
Arizona Inmate Sentenced for Soliciting Murder of Judge

Inmate Robert D. Stewart, an extremist with ties to the militia and sovereign citizen movements, was sentenced to twenty-four years in prison by a federal court in Arizona for soliciting the murder of a U.S. District Court judge.

Stewart, 64, of Mesa, Arizona, was serving time on a federal weapons conviction at a federal prison near Phoenix when he offered fellow inmate August Weiss $100,000 in machine guns and cash to kill Judge Roslyn Silver. Silver presided over the May 2002 trial in which Stewart was convicted of illegally possessing 30 firearms, including machine guns.

According to an FBI affidavit, Stewart told Weiss that "there's a federal judge and some prosecutors that I'd like offed." Stewart also suggested that assassinating a judge would set off "a 'copy cat' string of murders of government officers…by the militia."

Weiss revealed the plot to authorities, who then recorded a conversation in which Stewart gave a description of the judge and where she could be located. Prosecutor Patrick Schneider said that Stewart requested that the judge's head be cut off and "hung from a pole."

During his November 20, 2003, sentencing, Stewart, formerly a history teacher, said the case against him was a setup and cited Waco and Ruby Ridge as examples of how the FBI falsifies evidence. Stewart refused to recognize the federal government's authority over him, claiming the government has power to enforce only three criminal laws: treason, counterfeiting and crimes on the high seas; an argument common to adherents of the sovereign citizen movement.

A U.S. attorney charged Stewart with one count of retaliating against a federal judge and two counts of lying to the FBI. Stewart was previously convicted on charges of possessing machine guns in Utah in 1994. Because of this conviction, it was illegal for Stewart to possess firearms. However, Stewart later achieved fame and notoriety among militia groups for manufacturing and selling "Maadi-Griffin" .50 caliber weapon kits. In June 2000, various firearms and kits to build .50 caliber weapons were found in Stewart's home by federal agents, prompting the arrest and trial over which Judge Silver presided.

www.adl.org/learn/news/Arizona_Inmate_Soliciting.asp
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