Skip to comments.EDITORIAL: D.C. grabs guns from soldier
Posted on 05/14/2012 6:31:13 PM PDT by marktwain
The District grabbed the guns belonging to 1st Lt. Augustine Kim and wont give them back. Two years ago, the South Carolina Army national guardsman had been injured on his second tour of duty in Afghanistan. Now hes fighting to restore his constitutional rights.
Before deploying overseas, the soldier drove his collection - which included an AR-15, a Beretta 9mm and several .45 caliber pistols - to his parents house in New Jersey for safe storage. Upon his return to the states and recovery, Lt. Kim wanted to bring his weapons back to his home in Charleston. On the way, he stopped at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Northwest Washington for a doctors appointment. Thats when his troubles started.
Lt. Kim became lost in the city and was pulled over. The cops asked Lt. Kim if they could search his vehicle. The lieutenant agreed because his guns were cased and stored in full compliance with federal firearm-transport laws. I told them I had been under the impression that as long as the guns were locked in the back, with the ammunition separate, that I was allowed to transport them, Lt. Kim told The Washington Times. They said, That may be true, however, since you stopped at Walter Reed, that makes you in violation of the registration laws. It is illegal to possess a firearm anywhere in the District other than the home. He was handcuffed and brought back to police headquarters, and his guns were confiscated as evidence.
The tank platoon leader was booked on four felony counts of carrying outside the home, which threatened a maximum penalty of a $20,000 fine and 20 years imprisonment. I knew if I got one felony, my military career would be over, Lt. Kim recalled.
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Hmm, it’s this kind of blind obedience to the law, without any kind of rational thinking, that makes me a bit unsure of how dear leader’s potential dictatorship will be taken.
One thing that has me hopeful is the fact he doesn’t have any force to back up his claim if he grabbed power...but now it appears he won’t have any police force try to stop it either.
What? You expect reason from the gun grabbers?
But hey...Officer Friendly is our FRIEND!!! He’s there “to protect and serve”.
What a joke.
Bases are pretty anal about weapons. The local base store sells weapons but they have signs up that you have to register them if you live on base within days or leave immediately if you don’t. I’m guessing that right after you buy one you can’t do any more shopping or stay on base.
They have signs up at the gates about no concealed weapons. Does that mean that they have to be in the open then?
Only SFS folks and LEOs can carry on bases. They don't want anyone else in the mix if anything goes down - Security folks will follow war-time conventions in taking out anyone who isn't them, that shows a weapon.
Active Shooter instructions are a hoot - try to hide (but you aren't allowed to move out of your building because they call for a complete lockdown. If the shooter finds you, they tell you to throw things at him. I guess they feel that giving you a stapler against a shooter is a fair trade for insuring that only they and the bad guys have weapons.
What part of “shall not be infringed” is unclear?
A right only carries restraints against infringinging on equal or superior rights of other individuals. That’s life, liberty, property.
You ain't lying. Just imagine if the Ft Hood troops were allowed to carry. Hasan would have been martyred instead of the bogus show trial. Most bad guys by now have an idea about the active shooter response and would just pick a large building and slaughter everyone inside.
I think everyone ignores the carrying on base rules. They do random vehicle checks but I have never seen them patting down anyone and that is where most would have their weapons.