Stag Arms Pleads Guilty To Federal Firearms Violations

by
posted on December 23, 2015
stag.jpg
Connecticut-based Stag Arms, LLC, and the company’s owner and founder, Mark Malkowski, have both pled guilty in federal court to violating federal firearms law. The charges—that Stag Arms was in possession of 62 machine guns and machine gun receivers that were either registered to a different entity or weren’t registered at all—stem from a 2014 compliance inspection by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.

As agreed to in a plea deal, Malkowski will pay the government a $100,000 fine, and has agreed to sell the business and to have no further ownership or management role in any gun manufacturer in the future.

Meanwhile, Stag Arms has agreed to pay a fine of $500,000, and its federal license will be renewed temporarily so the company can operate until a new owner purchases the company. Malkowski is in advanced negotiations to sell the company, and the eventual buyer would then be able to apply for a new license.

While both Stag Arms and Malkowski believe that public safety was never compromised, they have agreed to enter guilty pleas and to pay significant fines, because doing so is in the best interests of the company and its 100 or so employees.

Latest

Campbell 45 Colt 1
Campbell 45 Colt 1

The .45 Colt: History and Performance

From the Single Action Army to various other revolvers and lever-action rifles, the .45 Colt cartridge has more than a century of history and is still a favorite of many enthusiasts today.

FN PS90: The Space-Age Bullpup Carbine

When introduced in the 1990s, the FN P90 PDW was far different from more traditional carbines with its design and chambering. It design and layout are truly unique, and even two decades later the semi-automatic PS90 is still popular and futuristic.  

The Armed Citizen® July 23, 2021

Read today's "The Armed Citizen" entry for real stories of law-abiding citizens, past and present, who used their firearms to save lives.

NRA Gun of the Week: Black Aces Tactical Pro Series L

Known for coming up with some unique shotgun models, Black Aces Tactical has a stand-out shotgun with its Pro Series Lever-action shotgun design.

The Professional Hunter's Rifle

A professional hunter’s rifle is possibly the most important tool of his trade, and that which often keeps the close calls from becoming radio calls for help.

Rifleman Q&A: An Albanian SKS?

The Albanian SKS is a rather rare variant of the SKS rifle. Very little is known about its background, as compared to other versions. Read on.

Interests



Subscribe to the NRA American Rifleman newsletter