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Government Threatens Navy Vet With Gun Confiscation – Then THIS Happened

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In late July, Navy veteran John Arnold received a letter from Veterans Affairs representatives saying that he had been deemed financially incompetent after suffering a stroke. As such, an inspector was set to go to Arnold’s home and seize his firearms.

What the VA officials could not have anticipated however, was that Arnold’s neighbors, fellow veterans, and even the county sheriff were going to line up outside his home and protect the man’s Second Amendment rights no matter the cost.

Via Stripes:

A group of residents in northern Idaho lined up outside a Navy veteran’s house Thursday to protest claims that federal officials are planning to confiscate the man’s weapons.

Idaho Republican state Rep. Heather Scott of Blanchard said the Veteran Affairs office has sent a letter to John Arnold of Priest River warning him that he cannot possess or purchase firearms.

The protest —spearheaded by Scott— attracted about 100 people. Among them were Bonner County Sheriff Daryl Wheeler, who promised to stand guard against any federal attempts to remove Arnold’s guns, and Republican Washington state Rep. Matthew Shea of Spokane Valley, who described the event as a “defiance against tyranny.”

“I took an oath to uphold the U.S. Constitution and uphold the laws of Idaho,” Wheeler said. “This seemed appropriate to show my support. I was going to make sure Mr. Arnold’s rights weren’t going to be breached.”

During the demonstration, the group periodically broke out into verses of God Bless America, waving American and Gadsden flags in defiance.

While a VA spokesman claimed the group doesn’t have the authority to confiscate guns, the group admitted that an inspector was scheduled to arrive at Arnold’s house on the 6th and certainly had the authority to tell him he could no longer buy, sell or possess firearms.

Upon seeing the demonstration outside of Arnold’s home, a field officer with Bonner County Veteran Services announced that the inspector would not be visiting the house that day. He added that Arnold would be able to appeal the decision that he was incompetent.

A clear cut victory for Second Amendment supporters, and a heartwarming tale of neighborly love.

Check out the local news report by KREM below…

Comment: What did you think of the show of support from Arnold’s neighbors and fellow veterans?

 

Comments

9 Comments

  1. Roger says:

    We all need to stand up for each other, you may not like guns and think it doesn’t affect you, but what happens when they come after your rights? Like it or not, it’s us against them.

  2. David says:

    While a LOT of stories written by media folks have an occasional “mis-construed word or two”, I do not believe being “financially incompetent” is a valid reason to take a citizen’s weapon(s). If that is the case, about 7/8ths of the American public will be S.O.L. Perhaps they meant to say mentally or some other medical term, put HOPEFULLY they did not mean financially.

  3. Catherine says:

    Sure a veteran owns guns, and they are on top of the list for confiscation, but when a veteran is sick and in need of medical help, they are on the bottom of the VA list, and most are left to die.

    1. Benjamin says:

      Actually David, you are incorrect. Obummer slipped another one in. The moment any person in the US is considered financially incompetent, i.e., needs someone other than himself to receive his checks and then pay his bills for him, he is considered by obozo to be unworthy of owning a gun. This is not a very new thing and I’m surprised you were unaware of it. It’s not legal but since when has that stopped oliar from anything?

  4. Roy says:

    Ok people let’s see they don’t want a navy vet to have gun’s but they or letting Muslim terrorist in them,,,, No Go Zone’s America to have guns , I fine something a little wrong with that picture don’t you

  5. Dave says:

    the government at it’s finest. i am sure glad the vet had some help’

  6. Richard says:

    When did the VA get any authority to confiscate ANYTHING from a civilian even if he is a veteran. They are not law enforcement officers and the law enforcement officers they do have have jurisdiction limited to VA/Federal property. The VA is violating this veteran’s Rights by revealing his medical history or status to someone other than medical personnel and if he (the veteran) does not grant permission for the VA to discuss his medical records they are to be kept private and confidential. Another broad overreach by the Obama minions.

    1. Benjamin says:

      Actually Richard, you are incorrect and incorrect. Obummer slipped another one in. The moment any person in the US is considered financially incompetent, i.e., needs someone other than himself to receive his checks and then pay his bills for him, he is considered by obozo to be unworthy of owning a gun. This is not a very new thing and I’m surprised you were unaware of it. It’s not legal but since when has that stopped oliar from anything?

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