David Olofson is a U.S. Army veteran and Wisconsin resident who loaned his 20-year old AR-15 rifle to a friend who then took it to a shooting range. While at the range, the rifle malfunctioned by emitting two multi-round bursts before jamming. Someone at the range heard the shots and, fearing it might be a fully automatic machine gun, notified local law enforcement. The local police department, sheriff's department and BATFE raided Mr. Olofson's home by prying apart and kicking down his door. Law enforcement bombarded Mr. Olofson's house dressed in full SWAT gear. They confiscated his computers, firearm manuals, and firearms. No illegal weapons were found. It is also worth noting that Mr. Olofson was an upstanding member of the community with no prior criminal offenses. The BATFE attempted to prove, in its lab, the Mr. Olofson's rifle was actually a machine gun. They were unable to re-create the multiple round firing. They kept trying, however, and finally got the firearm to malfunction. The judge accepted the BATFE's evidence despite objections from the defense. David Olofson was convicted for possession of a machine gun. The judge in this case has accomplished what the Brady Campaign, Dianne Feinstein, and other anti-gunners have been trying for years - convicting a law abiding citizen for owning a semi-automatic rifle by mis-labeling the firearm as a machine gun. What happened to Mr. Olofson can happen to any law-abiding gun owner out there. Mr. Olofson isn't the first -- or the last -- to go through such an ordeal. Law-abiding gun dealers have been fighting the BATFE for years on various types of harrassment. Now private citizens are finding themselves in crosshairs. Like Ramos and Compean, a law-abiding citizen, husband, and father has been wrongfully tried and convicted by a branch of the government with an agenda that runs contrary to existing law. There has been no outcry from the media, save Lou Dobbs. And Mr. Olofson's only hope is financial support (for his appeal) from his fellow Americans. Click here to donate to the Olofson relief fund.