Testing the waters to see how his message is received. Starting with a midwest liberal state to see if they are clinging to their bibles and guns.
New Mexico Family Gun Shop Owners Get New Trial
posted on February 4, 2013 by Giacomo
Last summer, I told you about the Reese family in Deming, New Mexico. Rick and Terri Reese, along with their two sons Ryin and Remington ran a gun shop. They kept meticulous records and ran their successful business according to the letter of the law. Then suddenly, they found themselves charged with violating federal gun trafficking laws. They were arrested and the feds seized the gun shop along with its $2 million worth of inventory which included all of the guns, gun records and nearly two millions rounds of ammunition. The feds also seized all of the familys personal possessions, including their home, cars, bank accounts, jewelry, gold and coin collections all totaling about half a million dollars.
More than six months after being jailed, Terri Reese was finally allowed to post bail in March of 2012 and get out of jail, but her husband and two sons were denied the same opportunity because the prosecution claimed they were dangerous and posed a flight risk. The father and sons were held over pending their trials.
In July 2012, son Remington was acquitted of all charges and set free. Rick and Terri were each found guilty of one count of lying on firearms purchase forms. Son Ryin was found guilty on two counts of lying on federal purchase forms. All members of family were acquitted on the other 24 charges that had been brought against them.
Even though the trial was last July, Rick and Ryin Reese remain in jail pending their sentence hearing which has never taken place. All toll, the father and son have spent nearly a year and half in jail.