ATF’s 115-Year Mistake

Source: Common Sense
by Paul Jacob

“‘Oops. Sorry about almost sending you away for 115 years. Case of mistaken identity and dishonest testimony.’ But Bryan Montiea Wilson did not get even a ‘sorry’ from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) or local law enforcement. Wilson, who works for a railroad equipment manufacturer, had never been arrested when ATF agents nabbed him in December 2023. Accused of gun and drug sales to local police officers said to be working with the ATF, Wilson could only repeatedly assert his innocence. His looming punishment included up to 115 years in prison and millions in fines. Then, suddenly, he was released. How did Wilson wind up being falsely accused? The Truth About Guns site reports that prosecutors realized their blunder after his court-appointed lawyer investigated. But an uninformative request to dismiss the case is all ATF offered.” (05/09/24)