“I ask, Sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people. To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them.” George Mason Co-author of the Second Amendment during Virginia’s Convention to Ratify the Constitution, 1788
A recent call came into to Steve Quail, A Radio Host, about another Veteran, in Ohio, who was raided by the police, and had all his guns confiscated. As the story reveals, this man has never had a criminal record, being a Christian, and coming from a Christian home where his father is a Pastor. The Miami County Ohio Sheriff’s Department came in on August 22nd, approximately 5:30 p.m., and produced a warrant for the seizure of the property. There were 7 Sheriff’s at this man’s home, and “The deputies confiscated one .45 caliber pistol, one .380 caliber pistol, a 12 gauge shotgun, two AR-15 rifles, and a stripped AR-15 lower receiver” (Quail, 2012)
The reasoning that was behind this charade was given by this explanation, “…Defendant shall not possess, use, carry, or obtain any deadly weapon and shall turn over all deadly weapons in defendant’s possession to the law enforcement agency that serves this order. Any law enforcement agency is authorized to take possession of deadly weapons pursuant to this paragraph and hold them in protective custody until further court order…” (Quail, 2012). Since there weren’t any violations by this unnamed man, or by his guns of this unnamed man, then how can this reasoning be used, and why is he called a defendant if no crimes have been committed?
The unnamed Veteran was an Army Combat Veteran, who had received a purple heart, and has worked with his dad who is a Pastor and a Police Officer. At this time, there has been no indication of any person filing any report against this man, however, you see that he was called a defendant, and nobody knows why.
The laws that were used to produce such a warrant, as well as confiscate his weapons are as follows:
“…if defendant is in possession of deadly weapons, defendant is guilty of violating Ohio revised code 2923.13(5). Whoever violates this section is guilty of having weapons while under disability, a felony of the third degree…”
Here’s the revised code the warrant referred to:
“2923.13 Having weapons while under disability.
(5) The person is under adjudication of mental incompetence, has been adjudicated as a mental defective, has been committed to a mental institution, has been found by a court to be a mentally ill person subject to hospitalization by court order, or is an involuntary patient other than one who is a patient only for purposes of observation. As used in this division, “mentally ill person subject to hospitalization by court order” and “patient” have the same meanings as in section 5122.01 of the Revised Code” (Quail, 2012)
This is the second time we have seen in the media of a Veteran who has had his guns confiscated under the assumption that they are not mentally fit to have them. This writer believes that disarming those that the government has trained to killed, are being targeted to control guns, as well as making it easier for them to produce martial law if it needed to be implemented. Their trained assassins would now be disarmed, and possibly detained, indefinitely, in the Psychiatric ward.
I checked in with Military Officer of America to see what they had said on these types of atrocities, and their conclusion is, “Another viral email about President Obama taking away your guns, this time focused on veterans and VA screening. The story is probably a shadow of an anecdote that was altered for political purposes, but there is no truth to the statement….” (LoFiego, 2009). I wonder if they would like to retract that statement since this is happening for the second time in the United States, as far as we know. This email was sent in by the nurse explaining the situation, and also provided the doomsday questions that these Veterans would be asked. If you answer yes to any of the three questions, then you are found incapable of owning a firearm. The questions are:
(1. Did I feel stressed?)
(2. Did I feel threatened?)
(3. Did I feel like doing harm to someone?)
Since the nurse couldn’t get the “lingo” right, this email was discredited by the Military Officer of America, however, as we can see this is a reality that is taken place across the United States. We will see more Veterans who were in combat being disarmed, and that is a clear violation of the 2nd Amendment.
Everyone questioned who the government would go after first, to remove them from society, and detained them without permission when Obama approved the indefinite detention and torture of Americans Legislation. Now we know who these innocent victims are, and they are those who has served our country and put their lives in arms way for Freedom. Every Veteran who has served during war time, is now a threat to the United States Government, and can be possibly be detained, having their guns removed, and accused of mental deficiency, and possibly will spend the rest of their days in a psychiatric ward. Is this how we repay those who fought for our Constitution and Liberties, as the risk of losing their own lives? According to the United States Government, “Yes!”
LoFiego, M. (2009, June 9). Va screening to take away concealed carry permits. Retrieved from http://www.moaablogs.org/battleofthebilge/2009/06/va_screening_gun_permits/
Quail, S. (2012, August 22). [Web log message]. Retrieved from http://lunaticoutpost.com/Topic-Another-Veteran-Raided-His-Firearms-Confiscated