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Remember, the NRA Endorsed and Harry Reid Praised "Veterans Disarmament Act Of 2007" ? AKA: So-Called NICS Improvement Act of 2007...
Eric Holder, FBI Deny Military Veteran's Gun Rights
Acting on behalf of a Georgia resident and honorably discharged Vietnam War veteran, the Second Amendment Foundation today filed a lawsuit against Attorney General Eric Holder and the Federal Bureau of Investigation over enforcement of a federal statute that can deny gun rights to someone with a simple misdemeanor conviction on his record.
The lawsuit was filed in United States District Court for the District of Columbia. SAF and co-plaintiff Jefferson Wayne Schrader of Cleveland, GA are represented by attorney Alan Gura, who successfully argued both the Heller and McDonald cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Not only is Harry Reid culpable for the legislation itself, he is culpable for Eric Holder being the current Attorney General...
You cannot call yourself pro-gun, or pro-veterans when you not only are solely responsible for the veterans disarmament act getting to the senate floor; but you voted for it to boot...
ditto for the confirmations of Eric Holder, Hillary Clinton, Elena Kagan, Sonya Sotomayor, and roughly another 50 or so of the most anti-gun nominees in U.S. history...
MILITARY VETERAN ACTING IN SELF-DEFENSE
DENIED RIGHT TO OWN A GUN
In July 1968, Schrader, then 21, was found guilty of misdemeanor assault and battery relating to a fight involving a man who had previously assaulted him in Annapolis, MD. The altercation was observed by a police officer, who arrested Schrader, then an enlisted man in the Navy, stationed in Annapolis. The man he fought with was in a street gang that had attacked him for entering their "territory," according to the complaint.
FBI THREATENS TO CONFISCATE SCHRADER'S FIREARMS
Schrader was ordered to pay a $100 fine and $9 court cost. He subsequently served a tour of duty in Vietnam and was eventually honorably discharged. However, in 2008 and again in 2009, Mr. Schrader was denied the opportunity to receive a shotgun as a gift, or to purchase a handgun for personal protection. He was advised by the FBI to dispose of or surrender any firearms he might have or face criminal prosecution.
FELONS GIVEN MORE RIGHTS THAN HONORABLE SERVICEMAN
"Schrader's dilemma," explained SAF Executive Vice President Alan Gottlieb, "is that until recently, Maryland law did not set forth a maximum sentence for the crime of misdemeanor assault. Because of that, he is now being treated like a felon and his gun rights have been denied.
"No fair-minded person can tolerate gun control laws being applied this way," he added. "Mr. Schrader's case is a great example of why gun owners cannot trust government bureaucrats to enforce gun laws."
Second Amendment Foundation Online
SAF Press Release :: SAF SUES ERIC HOLDER, FBI OVER MISDEMEANOR GUN RIGHTS DENIAL
"The people never give up their liberties, but under some delusion." - Edmund Burke
Another example of the pathetic liberal agenda and the bias of the courts. Yes we have a system in place, and the system has become flawed by the agenda of the elected officials taking priority over the will of the people.
It's come down to fighting for our God Given Rights against the enemy within...
You can give peace a chance alright..
I'll seek cover in case it goes badly..