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Disabled Vietnam Vet Denied Weapon Purchase In Background Check Debacle

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posted on Apr, 17 2013 @ 11:26 AM
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Disabled Vietnam Veteran, award winning author and contributor to Freedom Outpost Leon Puissegur was turned down for the purchase of a weapon he was going to use for hog hunting by the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). The peculiar thing about the denial was that it was based on an incident that never happened, but since the denial more fabricated charges have come up in the NICS system against Mr. Puissegur. If you are considering supporting stricter background checks, I suggest you read the problems these can cause for law abiding citizens, including veterans.


For those who say that the background checks for gun purchases would not hurt law-abiding citizens, here's an instance of someone getting denied permission to purchase a firearm for false charges that appear in his record and in the course of trying to get the FBI to remove the false information somehow ends up getting additional false information added.
Having to go to court to get one's record cleared should not be something that a law-abiding citizen should have to do.

edit on 17-4-2013 by davidchin because: fix link

edit on 17-4-2013 by davidchin because: fix link




posted on Apr, 17 2013 @ 11:47 AM
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Oh this is a crock. I don't think he's being genuine about either his own level of effort (complaints about a 76 mile drive when it's his rights involved? Well, Government offices don't do home delivery of service desks) or the nature of this.

I get delayed on every single purchase I make. Since it's relevant to this. I'll note what it's about. Years ago I got nailed in St Louis by the D.O.T. for speeding through downtown on the interstate in my truck. A few MPH over, and nothing reckless ...but during that period? I wasn't the most attentive on paperwork. When he asked for my logbook I knew my day was in for a BAD BAD turn. I hadn't drawn a line all week ...and was in the habit then of just doing the previous days at the terminal before turning in paperwork for payroll.

To shorten the story here.... He threw the book at me, and in reality. I deserved it. I plead the case down from Out of Service for log book violations and speeding with points on my license to brakes out of adjustment. No Points! No problem! Right? WRONG........ That is technically a misdemeanor infraction and CAN be a felony if related to injury or death ....something my attorneys never bothered mentioning before pleading it out to avoid points.

So.. It lists as Misdemeanor "and/OR" felony" and catches the NICS check every single time. It's from that I know he did STEP 1 ...NOT STEP 2 of a multi-step process.

Step 1 is getting the info, as he did and getting it all cleared up as to WHY it's happening.

Step 2 can be one of two things. The formal appeal process they have well established to handle these things or a separate process you undergo to get a background check in far more depth ONCE and get assigned a special number to use on the paperwork from that date forward. Rather than using a name or social sec? They then run the request by the number assigned by the Department of Justice after the process to get it is completed. It removes mistaken identity and shows any previous issues to be investigated and settled prior to the date of the number being issued. I.E....the past isn't relevant anymore.

IF it's a hangup on a bunk problem, that is precisely why that process was put into place and it's how an issue everyone agrees is not an issue can be bypassed for all future purchases. I don't see where he even tried that and it's quite a little hassle ...I'm sure he'd have mentioned it if he did. I skipped it because I can live with the delay issue. I just know to expect it.

As for why it hit now and not before?? Well, they've been saying for years they would merge state and federal databases for the NICS check. At least as far back as Virginia Tech for a major push in getting it done. I'll bet plenty of things which have been forgotten and SHOULD have been tripping by accident all along, will be now.



posted on Apr, 17 2013 @ 12:27 PM
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Originally posted by davidchin
Having to go to court to get one's record cleared should not be something that a law-abiding citizen should have to do.


Indeed!

It is a good thing that he found this out when trying to buy a gun, so he can get it sorted.

Definitely not something you should be unaware of.



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