POSTED: Wednesday, May 23, 2012 - 6:04pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, May 30, 2012 - 12:37pm
tyler — An update from a POV from last week.
It was about the army officer who got lost in Washington D.C.
He was pulled over and arrested. The cops took his personal guns he had a license for and once the officer was cleared, the police department would not give them back.
Now, after pressure they will.
The Army National Guardsman is getting his guns back from the District of Columbia following a two-year court battle.
The 28-year-old soldier had been storing his weapons collection - including an AR-15, a Beretta 9mm and several .45-caliber pistols - at his parents' house in New Jersey while he was deployed in Afghanistan. While on his way back to his home in Charleston, S.C., he stopped at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington for an appointment.
He became lost in the city and was eventually pulled over by an officer, who asked to search his vehicle. Kim complied, as the guns were safely locked and secured in his trunk with ammunition being stored separately, but that didn't seem to matter to the officer, who arrested him on the spot.
As guns and ammo reports, ah yes, another fine example of D.C.'s anti-gun laws run amok; in our notoriously gun-shy capital, it is illegal to possess a firearm anywhere other than one's own home, so the soldier was charged with four felony counts of carrying outside of home--- charges carrying a maximum penalty of $20,000 in fines and up to 20 years in prison.
But after pressure, the authorities backed down.
Folks, we have to speak out.
That's my point of view, what's yours?
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