In giving probation with no jail time to a Milwaukee man charged with 55 counts of buying firearms with fake identification and dealing them without a license, a federal judge delivered a message:
Dontray Mills, 24, purchased a total of 27 firearms, mostly handguns, between December 2012 and April 2014 and pleaded guilty to one of the charges on April 22, 2014, after an ATF investigation. As a result of the conviction, Mills will never again be able to buy firearms legally.
He was sentenced. As part of the plea bargain, prosecutors agreed with the one year of probation.
The Obama administration’s hostility to firearms is well documented. Fast & Furious was a failed ‘gun walking’ operation in Arizona that has racked up a body count in the low hundreds. In Milwaukee, where this story takes place, the feckless ATF did another gun walking operation that featured epic incompetency and lots of felons with perfectly good firearms. It is hard to write this kind of thing off to happenstance anymore. We are sure, well beyond a reasonable doubt, that the purpose of Fast & Furious was to provide violent felons with weapons, so they could kill people, so more laws would be passed to curtail the purchase and possession of firearms.
That is how the federal government keeps firearms out of the hands of criminals.