LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The brother of the Little Rock airport executive shot by federal agents serving a search warrant says he is fearful his brother may not survive and questions the timing of the incident.

Bryan Malinowski, 53, was injured in a shootout with agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives at his west Little Rock home Tuesday morning.

His older brother, Matthew Malinowski, told NBC News reporter Deon Hampton that the family was not sure if the Clinton National Airport executive director was “going to make it in the next 24 hours” while confirming his brother was shot in the head during the exchange of gunfire.

“There’s something fishy here. The ATF went after him in the worst possible way,” he told NBC News reporter Deon Hampton. “There’s no reason why they couldn’t have arrested him at work at the airport.”

Malinowski also said it seemed odd that his brother could be entangled with the law, noting that he made more than $250,000 a year in salary, lived in a nice suburb with collections of guns and coins and was well connected in the Natural State.

‘Something stinks to high hell;’ Brother of LIT director shot by ATF agent speaks out on shooting | KARK

The little beep of memory kept going off in my brain since yesterday and just earlier the data came through: This smells about the same as the Ken Ballew case where ATF raided his house for allegedly owning unregistered grenades. It turned out to be some plastic grenades and some practice ones which you could legally find (and probably still) at gun shows. Ballew got shot in the head, but survived and had a tough life after. He sued the Federal Government, but as usual for the times, the ATF could do no wrong in the eyes of a judge. Ballew was a fan of muzzle loaders and as such had black powder and caps in his home which the Feds and the judge used to excuse the warrant and the consequences under the nefarious “constructive possession” argument.

“This Court finds that several of the grenades seized by the federal agents on June 7, 1971 in Ballew’s apartment, in combination with components likewise seized, were firearms as defined in the National Firearms Act and had not been registered as required by law.”

Ballew v. United States, 389 F. Supp. 47 (D. Md. 1975) :: Justia

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By Miguel.GFZ

Semi-retired like Vito Corleone before the heart attack. Consiglieri to J.Kb and AWA. I lived in a Gun Control Paradise: It sucked and got people killed. I do believe that Freedom scares the political elites.

7 thoughts on “Those who forget the past…. Is Bryan Malinowski the new Ken Ballew?”
  1. well, not everything old is back again…. I didn’t hear that his dog was shot. And unfortunately his brother is incorrect. They likely did not have probable cause to arrest him at work. What they had was a search warrant for his property. IANAL, but it’s not in my personal best interest to get in a gun fight with the ATF over a search warrant…

    1. There is still information to be known. Was this a no knock 6 am raid? If so what was the justification?
      Was this a “knock” raid where someone knocked on the door once then they immediately busted the door down?
      Etc, so on and so forth

  2. Constructive possession is going to become a new Commerce Clause justification for expanding Federal government overreach.
    Tapping into your Toyota/Glock analogy from yesterday, it WILL become a justification for the EPA to raid your house. You may not have removed your catalytic converter, but you have the tools to do so.

  3. during the klinton years after the various alphabet agencies fubars the rumors flew how if you have x y and z in your shed you have bomb making supplies ect…. I think there is more to this story than we are being told. and what “they” are saying is coming from news media and we all KNOW the news tells the truth….

  4. He was a straw buyer from the sounds of it. Aren’t you the guy who always says to “wait for the facts to come out” before making a determination on what happened?

    I would definitely consider putting away the “Jump to Conclusions” mat. Even more so if you plan on calling people out who jump to conclusions.

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