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Civil Rights Group Defends Citizen Denied Gun Ownership Due To Old Misdemeanor Charge

October 22, 2010 by  

Civil rights group defends citizen denied gun ownership due to old misdemeanor chargeProtectors of the Second Amendment have filed a lawsuit against Attorney General Eric Holder and the FBI over a law that denies gun rights to individuals with a misdemeanor conviction.

The Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) is acting on behalf of a Vietnam War veteran, Wayne Schrader, who was twice denied the opportunity to own a firearm because of a misdemeanor charge stemming from an altercation that happened more than 40 years ago. Schrader was arrested in 1968 for defending himself against a member of a street gang in Maryland, according to the plaintiff's complaint.

Schrader was denied gun ownership rights on two separate occasions, in 2008 and 2009. The FBI also ordered Schrader, who wanted a gun for personal protection, to surrender any guns he may have owned or face criminal prosecution.

"No fair-minded person can tolerate gun control laws being applied this way," said SAF Executive Vice President Alan Gottlieb. "Mr. Schrader's case is a great example of why gun owners cannot trust government bureaucrats to enforce gun laws."

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