Skip to comments.MILLER: Soldier gets his guns(DC)
Posted on 05/21/2012 8:32:49 AM PDT by marktwain
The active duty soldier who had his guns confiscated by the District of Columbia two years ago will have his property returned by Memorial Day. It took the help of a high-powered lawyer, two U.S. Senators, a member of Congress and national publicity to force the obstinate District to show some respect for the Constitution. It should never happen again.
On Friday, D.C. property clerk Derek Gray determined the city would finally return 1st Lt. Augustine Kims dangerous articles because the Army national guardsman fulfilled the plea agreement arranged with the U.S. attorneys office a year earlier. The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) arrested Lt. Kim on four felony charges of carrying firearms in the District after he was pulled over with the items securely stored in his trunk, as is allowed under federal law.
Lt. Kim pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of possessing an unregistered gun, and that charge was dismissed in May 2011. Since then, Lt. Kims lawyer, Richard Gadiner, had failed to get the attention of Mr. Gray, who refused to respond to his repeated requests for a hearing.
That changed after The Washington Times published a story about the case last Monday. The long-time firearms lawyer had never known the city to set up a hearing within a matter of days. Sen. Lindsey Graham, South Carolina Republican, spoke with Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier on Thursday. Fellow Palmetto State Republican Sen. Jim DeMint and Rep. Tim Scott have also been engaged. When you get two senior U.S. senators and a member of Congress calling the chief of police, it makes a difference, Mr. Gardiner explained.
Fridays hearing was held in a tiny, windowless room in the massive MPD evidence building in Southwest. Mr. Gray spent 17 minutes going through the papers in Mr. Kims file
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Is Property clerk Gray related to Mayor Gray?
Mr Kim should have his weapons inspected by a competent gunsmith immediately upon return to him and have the inspection documented by his attorney. I would not be surprised if sabotage was found.
DC is beyond stupid. On every May 15th they have a National Police Memorial service and officers are told not to bring their firearms.
There would be too many stolen weapons all in the same place if they did.
Typical liberal bureaucrat tactic. The WH and JD are doing it every day. Because it works. Anyone see Holder in leg irons?
Which is why the judge's ruling against the NDAA and it's Gestapo-like powers of locking up US citizens is worthless. It won't help the people the feds put in cells and then simply claim they aren't holding them. "Sorry, never heard of him, don't know what you are talking about. He must have run off with the maid."
When the feds come to your door, you will have the choice of deciding when you leave this mortal plane. Option #2 is in a cell after a few years of torture.
Good day to schedule some major heists?
Lol. Well, not at the bars that night, it’s a wall of blue, getting wetted down.
I was thinking the exact same thing. If I remember correctly, one of his weapons was a tuned .45 acp. My guess is that Lt. Kim had it in cleaned condition when he packed it for travel. I would at it very carefully; signs of use would not surprise me.
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