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During the hearing, Malinowski’s lawyer hopes Congress will disclose further information



Little Rock, Arkansas – Bryan Malinowski’s family lawyer, Bud Cummins, is scheduled to testify before Congress on May 22 in Washington, D.C.

The House Judiciary Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government will hear testimony from Cummins. He stated that he hopes Congress will learn more about Malinowski’s background and receive answers to unanswered issues.

Malinowski was the executive director of the Little Rock airport for eight years before to being shot and killed on March 19 during an ATF operation.

An affidavit stated that when he purchased more than 150 weapons in three years, he had crossed the line from enthusiast to unlicensed gun dealer.

Agents discovered throughout the inquiry that Malinowski was selling firearms without the required paperwork and without the necessary license.

In addition, according to the affidavit, Malinowski, who lacked a dealer’s license, resold firearms as a vendor at a Conway gun show in 2023, making multiple sales to subjects “without asking for any identification or paperwork.”

“He had a well-paid job at the airport, but at some point, the ATF decided that he had crossed some subjective line where he was required to buy a license,” Cummins said.

Leaders in the state legislature, including Senators Tom Cotton and John Boozman, have demanded additional information from the ATF after the shooting. The director of the ATF hasn’t addressed it, though.

“The only information that has come out of ATF is when they contacted us to tell us that they didn’t wear their mandatory body cameras on that day,” Cummins said.

He anticipates that further information and responsibility for those implicated will follow from this.

“Congress certainly has the ability to clarify the gun show loophole,” Cummins said. “This doesn’t happen to some other hobbyist or collector.”

On May 23, the ATF director is anticipated to address the whole House Judiciary Committee.
An ATF agent requested that the Arkansas State Police look into Malinowski’s shooting.

Since then, they have delivered their report to the prosecutor for Pulaski County, who will determine whether to bring charges against ATF officers. The results have not yet been made public.



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