Wash DC - City hassles wounded veteran of Afghanistan war - won't give guns back
EDITORIAL: D.C. grabs guns from soldier
City hassles wounded veteran of Afghanistan war
By THE WASHINGTON TIMES
The Washington Times
Monday, May 14, 2012
Opening Question - What is the crime and murder rate in Wash D.C.?
Excerpt from the editorial:
The District grabbed the guns belonging to 1st Lt. Augustine Kim and won’t give them back........
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 doctor’s appointment. That’s 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.
.........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.
In June, the U.S. attorney’s office had certified Mr. Kim’s $10,000 worth of guns were no longer needed for evidence, but the city wouldn’t release them. The District also ignored Mr. Gardiner’s letter from December asking for their return. “This is legalized theft,” said Mr. Gardiner. “The charges were dropped, and they don’t give you your property back?”
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