Soldier gets his guns

| May 21, 2012

We wrote the other day about LT Augustine Kim who had his guns confiscated by the DC Metro police when he was caught transporting them in a totally legal manner under Federal law back to his home in South Carolina from New Jersey. Well, the mighty District of Columbia property clerk, Derek Gray, sat in judgement of the young LT’s property last week, and at the prompting of two Senators and his Congressman determined that the District would send his weapons, which have languished in a storage locker somewhere for nearly two years, according to Emily Miller at the Washington Times;

Lt. Kim pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of possessing an unregistered gun, and that charge was dismissed in May 2011. Since then, Lt. Kim’s lawyer, Richard Gadiner, had failed to get the attention of Mr. Gray, who refused to respond to his repeated requests for a hearing.

That changed after The Washington Times published a story about the case last Monday. The long-time firearms lawyer had never known the city to set up a hearing within a matter of days. Sen. Lindsey Graham, South Carolina Republican, spoke with Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier on Thursday. Fellow Palmetto State Republican Sen. Jim DeMint and Rep. Tim Scott have also been engaged. “When you get two senior U.S. senators and a member of Congress calling the chief of police, it makes a difference,” Mr. Gardiner explained.

Yeah, well, the District is so anti-gun, they’ll do anything they can to keep guns out of the hands of responsible gun owners – they disregarded the federal laws and arrested Kim anyway, so more laws won’t make the gun Nazis in DC treat law abiding gun owners any differently. Kim is lucky that they’re sending his guns to South Carolina, otherwise, I’d expect him to be arrested as soon as he exited the property room with them.

Category: DC Government, Guns

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  1. OWB says:

    Yep. Probably the best possible outcome.

  2. DaveO says:

    Considering the absolute disregard for the SCOTUS’s decision in Heller, and its affirmation of the Parker decision, it’s time to strip DC of its illegitimate government.

    DC residents don’t like it? They can move to Maryland, which is as close to California and Red Square as it gets.

  3. Strain says:

    Now the question is, is the SC police department they are sending them to going to make him go through a FFL and make him pay the transfer fees?

  4. Flagwaver says:

    They’ll probably send it COD by the most expensive route possible.

  5. Al T. says:

    Strain, a PD can’t transfer guns IIRC. There is a local FFL who has volunteered to do the transfer for free. LT Kim, if you are reading this (or if anyone can email him), get in touch, we are standing by for support.

  6. OldSoldier54 says:

    This whole issue is such a freaking DISGRACE!Some days I just wanna … eh, never mind.

  7. Strain says:

    Al T, I know; I just think it’s sad that he has to have his guns transferred back to him through a FFL.

  8. MAJ Arkay says:

    The next question is, in what condition will those weapons be, now that DC has had possession of them for so long?