Vietnam Vet Has Guns Confiscated at Night by Sheriff’s Deputies

In 2013, New York passed the SAFE Act in response to the horrific school shooting in Sand Hook, Connecticut. One provision of the law instituted a new reporting requirement for “heath providers” regarding those with mental issues.

Hall’s case was one of mistaken identity. Deputies called on the wrong “Don Hall” in confiscating his firearms. But the burden of proof fell on Hall to prove he was not the subject of the confiscation order.

The Vietnam vet had to go to the expense of hiring a lawyer to help him prove his innocence in the matter. In the interim, he was denied the peace of mind knowing he had the means of self-defense to protect himself and his property.

I was guilty until I could prove myself innocent. They don’t tell you why or what you supposedly did. It was just a bad screw-up”

Hall’s attorney advised him he would have to prove he wasn’t the Don Hall with mental issues.

Hall “secured affidavits from local hospitals to prove he hadn’t been recently treated,” and, over a period of time, “his lawyer convinced a judge that authorities had him confused with someone else who had sought care and that his weapons should never have been seized.”

In today’s America, it’s no longer true that you’re innocent until proven guilty. Liberal courts lean toward siding with the government over citizens and upholding laws that abuse people’s civil rights.

Fortunately for Hall, a county judge saw the light and agreed Hall’s firearms had been mistakenly seized. He ordered them returned.

Apparently, the sheriff’s office got information that confused them into thinking the Vietnam vet was the Don Hall they needed to visit to confiscate firearms. This incident raises the issue of what protections are in place to ensure the proper people are the subject of such confiscations.

What’s particularly puzzling about this incident is that in such a small town deputies didn’t seem to know Don Hall, or that he is a respectable, law-abiding citizen. Was it really necessary they show up at night to take the firearms instead of during the day?

Like many other Vietnam veterans, he’s simply a forgotten man who was severely mistreated by enforcement of gun control measures that don’t get to the heart of the gun control issue – getting guns out of the hands of criminals, not good citizens.

Source: Breitbart




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