Skip to comments.Ft. Hood Sergeant Illegally Arrested and Guns Confiscated while Hunting
Posted on 04/14/2013 6:35:23 AM PDT by Texas Fossil
The conflict between law enforcement and armed military personnel in the community around Fort Hood, one of Americas largest military bases, has recently and repeatedly involved the issue of gun control and the tension has been exacerbated in part by an Obama-supporting prosecutor described as a bandleader of anti-gun efforts in the heavily conservative community.
The conflict reached a fever pitch last month, when Texas police arrested an active-duty Army sergeant for rudely displaying a hunting rifle. The sergeant, C.J. Grisham, established an online legal defense fund after he was, in his words, illegally arrested and disarmed for carrying the firearm.
While out hiking with my son through backcountry roads to help him earn his Eagle Scout rank, I was illegally arrested and disarmed without cause. I was thrown in jail and my lawfully owned weapons were confiscated without receipt or notice, Grisham wrote on the website for the defense fund.
Read more: http://cowboybyte.com/20770/ft-hood-sergeant-illegally-arrested-and-guns-confiscated-while-hunting/#ixzz2QRbPF5kC
There is an issue of disrespect by a active military person toward the Commie in Chief.
The question will be if this is a civil case or a military case. The part that troubles me is his guns were confiscated.
There is a related article on Wired about this. It was written before his arrest. (Wired is not allowed to be posted here due to copyright complaints)
Do I see Lexington and Concord redux on the horizon?
This is out of control.
Yes, it is totally out of control.
Sheesh. Texas of all places. I thought Texas was the most “free” state. I guess not.
I don’t know. But I do know the people of Texas and the citizens of the area around Ft. Hood. The locals will not support this. If the local prosecutor is off the reservation on this, he will be punished. Gun Grabs here are a serious issue and are generally illegal.
That is a shame. I seriously thought Texas was a great state but you are saying it is not. That is REALLY depressing.
I saw of all things a smartphone app that literally was able to gather voting information coupled with your position and it would warn you if you were in a high threat liberal area, I am not kidding!
Unfortunately Texas is appealing to many a refugee, but these refugees are just like weeds and are re-sprouting back up.
This happened in Temple, Tx about 30 miles from post.
We have our pockets of Lefties, but by and large TX is free of the disease.
This incident is in the early stages. I suspect the Prosecutor will get his thingie whacked over it.
FT. Hood is not pro Obozo. Trust me.
Thanks for info.
From the Temple Newspaper:
Weapons confiscated: Man, charged with resisting arrest, wants his guns back
Christopher J. Grisham, 39, has an issue with Temple Police after they stopped him and his son on a Boy Scout hike, disarmed and arrested him, his attorney says. Officers say he resisted arrest.
Now the U.S. Army counterintelligence agent wants Temple Police to return the rifle and handgun they confiscated from him.
Grisham was arrested March 16, five days after he urged the Temple City Council to declare that citizen rights to keep and bear arms will not be infringed upon.
Now, the question, what was he arrested for? I suspect for speaking out. He also does the same on a blog.
How come the prosecutor isn’t named? The prosecutors and police who do this stuff need to be named and shamed.
Here are the facts. The man was arrested, He had a gun.He knew how to use it.
If he had resisted arrest we would be burying the a-holes that arrested him.
Is this the same C. J. Grisham that Michael Yon has been having an ongoing feud with?
There are a lot of out of control police all over this country. Give a goober a stick and a gun and watch out. Authority going to the head seems to be an occupational hazard with many.
“By the rude bridge that arched the flood,
Their flag to April’s breeze unfurled,
Here once the embattled farmers stood,
And fired the shot heard round the world.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
Temple is a college town full of college perfessers and their acolytes.
I don't get it. What is the police doing out in the back country? Isn't it a little out of their jurisdiction?
When my brother and I were about 15 years old, we walked a couple miles to catch a city bus and went to a Jacksonville Fl pawn shop. He bought a 22 semi-auto and I bought a 22 bolt rifle. We rode the crowded bus back and it was a nonevent. Shooting anyone never crossed our minds. In today’s leftist paradise that has gutted the Constitution and requires a $165 licence to carry (knowing that gets one on Hussein’s KGB list), I’m concerned to even drive my car to a big town to legally buy a gun.
Lol. No. In all of the recent stories about confiscation recently, they all share the same theme: surrender. We will all go quietly, complying with the un-Constitutional demands of the leftist extremists. I suspect that trend to continue, for one reason - we are law abiding citizens.
“...we are law abiding citizens.”
So were the Minutemen.
Maybe the State Police?
It wasn’t hunting season. Was he hunting out of season or was he carrying a gun for protection, rattlesnakes, illegals etc?
“We have our pockets of Lefties, but by and large TX is free of the disease.”
The pockets are overflowing. Take a look around. Most of those
paper tags (license plates) you see on the cars are squatters
from foreign states here to defile and pollute Texas like the
hell hole they created and then left behind. And then you
have the wetbacks. Same thing. Nomadic vagabonds. Destroy,
corrupt, pollute, defile and move on. All a bunch of idiots.
You’d think they would have figured out what the problem
is and not to make the same mistake again. But they don’t,
they do it all over again and again. I guess you have to be
pretty stupid to be a liberal.
The prosecuter is named. Follow the link at the bottom. The article is 3 pages long. Lots of information. How did this ultraliberal gun-grabbing DA ever get into office? This is not the first time this has happened.
Texas is a horrible place, don’t come here, you would hate it! snort///////s/ :)
“It wasn’t hunting season.”
This is an aspect of this case I’d like to see explored further. In some states carrying a hunting arm out of season is prima facie evidence of violating hunting laws. could this have been the issue here?
I’d like to take up bow hunting, but I wonder about the 44mag handgun I would also want to carry for bear/cat defense. It used to be my home state disallowed any firearms carried on the person during bow season. Crazy.
Texas Rangers investigate corruption of law enforcement and prosecutors here. Everyone takes it very seriously. I suggest he call them regarding this Issue.
The headline is incorrect, he was not hunting. He was carrying a rifle openly which is quite legal as well as a concealed .45 for which he had a valid concealed carry permit.
His son made a video that you can see here:
The deputies do appear to be out of line and acting improperly if not illegally. Difficult to say what may have transpired before this tape.
This is the same CJ Grisham who is having a feud with Yon. Yon has gone off the deep end and should be ignored. On the other hand, Grisham may have a few issues himself and he is working hard to tell his side of the story. I haven’t seen a good source for the other side, Yon’s account certainly isn’t it.
A few years ago I was taking a painting workshop (art) in Arizona’s red rock desert country. The instructor had a 44 mag in his belt. He said a woman in a previous class had objected to the gun and then a rattlesnake crawled out from under a rock and the instructor nailed it. She changed her mind about him carrying a gun after that.
Skeptical...check it out:
It is allowed in Arizona
You sound like a lefty. Maybe he was carrying his guns because he wanted to and for no other reason. Read the article. He has been at loggerheads with the city of Temple about 2nd amendment rights. They obviously arrested him and took his guns in an attempt to shut him up.
>>How come the prosecutor isnt named? The prosecutors and police who do this stuff need to be named and shamed.
You have to dig down the links to the original story.
“Bell County prosecutor Ken Kalafut”
They didn’t name the officers, who also need to be shamed and ostracized.
“It wasnt hunting season.”
Hunting what season? As far as I know there isn’t a season on feral hogs in Texas. They are fair game the year round. Ditto coyotes, possums, and a bunch of other critters.
Feral hogs make good eating, if you prepare them right. When lived in Anderson County (which has a problem with them) my wife made sausage from feral hogs that got caught by hunting friends.
They also had much bigger balls. I personally don't think there is any comparison between modern day gun owners and the minutemen of 200-odd years ago, other than they owned guns and we own guns. Unlike them, however, we tend to hand ours over to the cops when they come knocking.
You might be surprised. Don’t sell us short.
Huh, probably. I live in Washington State which has the Sheriffs. What do I know about Texas?
Rabbit season is open all year in Texas. In addition, only an idiot would go out in the country in Texas unarmed these days. Coming up on a bunch of wild hogs can ruin your whole day if not your life.
Check your hearing aids bud, I am not a lefty. It was the headline that said he was hunting. I said he was carrying the guns for protect which is not illegal.
Utterly outraged at the ignorance in this video. My heart aches for my country. We are no longer a free America.
We have the most pro-Second Amendment Governor and Attorney General in the country. I predict that these thugcops will soon get a visit from the Texas Rangers and end up in jail themselves. It has happened before.
A few years ago this happened in Philadelphia. A man was legally open carrying (Directive 137) and this cop used his Gestapo tactics on him and threatened to murder him ("I will F_cking shoot you!")
In NY State, the police are coming to your house because doctors are informing on patients who were prescribed sleep medication during the past 10 years.
This is absolutely insane. When will our law enforcement and legal system be reprimanded and called into account for these horrific abuses?
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