Thursday, May 22, 2008
Drew Peterson’s "Illegal" Rifle Was Measured Incorrectly
I’m convinced that Peterson’s Colt rifle left the factory with the barrel that’s presently on the gun. Measuring barrel length is somewhat tricky and cops are really not trained to do that.
Hundreds, perhaps thousands of similar cases have been thrown out of various federal and state courts after the defense could show the weapons were measured incorrectly. Colt will provide official documentation of any firearm they’ve ever produced as to the exact specifications including barrel length when it left the factory.
Sometimes gunsmiths will shorten a barrel but there is no reason to make it 3/8” too short. If they want to make it short they will remove a lot more than 3/8”. Simply put, cutting the barrel only 3/8" shorter than the legal length is really pointless.
I have a request for information into the Colt factory as of today on the actual Peterson rifle. I already know what they will tell me. Stay tuned!