ROY ALLOWAY, 56, of Bremerton, Washington, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Tacoma to two years in prison and three years of supervised release for unlawful dealing in firearms and filing a false income tax return, announced U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan. ALLOWAY is a former Bremerton Police Officer, who for years was assigned to the West Puget Sound Narcotics Task Force. ALLOWAY was warned twice in 2005 that his sales of guns at gun shows violated federal licensing rules. Nevertheless, ALLOWAY continued to purchase and sell guns without a federal firearms license – including nearly 600 guns purchased from Bremerton and Tacoma gun shops, and another 169 firearms purchased from a Shelton source. Much of the conduct occurred while he was an active police officer. “It was a breach of trust,” said U.S. District Judge Ronald B. Leighton at sentencing. “It was not a technical violation; it was a total abdication of his responsibilities under the law.”
This wasn’t a technical glitch folks. He actively circumvented the law and of course he was active in the war on nouns. Seriously I want to continue but it is just infuriating considering what the state would have done had it been you or I.
State Sponsored Criminal Count Honorable Mention: Roy Alloway
Because the law is just for all those other schmucks.
Barron is the owner, editor, and principal author at The Minuteman, a competitive shooter, and staff member for Boomershoot. Even in his free time he’s merging his love and knowledge of computers and technology with his love of firearms.
He has a BS in electrical engineering from Washington State University. Immediately after college he went into work on embedded software and hardware for use in critical infrastructure. This included cryptographic communications equipment as well as command and control devices that were using that communications equipment. Since then he’s worked on just about everything ranging from toys, phones, other critical infrastructure, and even desktop applications. Doing everything from hardware system design, to software architecture, to actually writing software that makes your athletic band do its thing.