Neal Barton's POV

D.C. insanity


POSTED: Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - 6:42pm

UPDATED: Monday, May 28, 2012 - 4:50pm

The U.S. and some local government are getting just a little bit out of hand when it comes to our rights.

This from the Washington Times newspaper this week.

After being injured on his second tour of duty in Afghanistan, Lt. Augustine Kim spent the night in a D.C. jail for possessing unregistered guns.

Mr. Kim was taking his firearms from his parents' house in New Jersey to South Carolina when he stopped at Walter Reed in Washington for a medical appointment in the summer of 2010.

After being pulled over, handcuffed, arrested, thrown in jail overnight, his guns were confiscated by the city.

D.C. police says his driver's license was not valid, but that was later found to be a DMV mistake.

In the end, the platoon leader felt forced to plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge, which was later dismissed, but the District still refuses to return to him $10,000 worth of firearms and parts. The national guardsman will deploy to Kosovo this summer. The paper and I think The city should return his property before he leaves to serve our nation overseas for the third time.

Mr. Kim, an M1A1 Abrams main battle tank platoon leader, was the liaison officer to a specialized unit in Afghanistan, when he was injured in a vehicle crash.

Before deploying, the soldier had taken his gun collection to his parents' house in New Jersey for safe storage. At the end of his recovery, he drove to the Garden State to pick up the supply and transport it to his home in Charleston.

What is wrong with the District of Columbia?

They have the tightest gun control laws in the nation. And the most crime.

The problem is not with guns or anything else. The problem is the people in D.C. government who are running things.

That's my point of viewM what's yours?

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That's the problem with a militaristic society, it knows no boundries. There is no distinction between enemy and civilian whether in Afghanistan or your local supermarket. So goes the NDAA law and America which is now deemed a battlefield. If you wonder what's next, read your history, all has happened before in Germany and Italy. Where they had dictators, we have government agencies.

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