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Never retired army better he's -- one years protecting this country recently tried to purchase a gun.
But the government shot him down over a minor high school drug -- some 42 years ago and joining us now to explain the story is our veteran.
Ron Kelly himself good morning to you thanks for being with us today.
Good good morning.
So essentially this happened backing decades and decades ago it was a minor drug arrest back in North Carolina -- for marijuana.
And you serve probation and then in then you enlisted.
Now -- going to Wal-Mart try to -- -- what happens.
Well wait in January of this year I went to the Wal-Mart because I was being a little worried about the restrictive gun walls are going to be passed.
And I -- -- the own mind electronic.
And it came back telling me I was delayed for some reason.
There are only three categories that you can have in this you can either -- you can need to be granted are you can be delayed.
Bright -- this happen up.
And that didn't make you feel landed it when you say you know what I've I've served the country happened firing.
From tanks -- -- guns and now you won't let me have one here on my home soil how -- that make you feel.
Well is this sort of like kept -- when you see people stand in line in their their right and it checked and their check -- -- and all you've been declined.
You know -- -- -- good you know you're stand there and -- there -- people around you get embarrassed because you've been turned -- I mean people automatically assume something bad -- -- well initially tried to make an appeal and eat it he would seem to be falling on deaf ears but because of this media attention.
What does FBI doing for you now.
Well the -- ascent.
Dana Dane Schiller the Houston Chronicle reporter who broke the story in Houston.
Got an email from the FBI and -- -- it to me.
And basically what it says it is wow -- -- no -- that this record that you had back and barrel mark Carolina.
Those city police department can't even find it anymore.
And we think that if you contact.
We can review your case and find a resolution.
Pretty much -- cover your you know what.
And Enron initially you just want -- -- that the -- give you a waiver but you're thinking this could be happening to more people so what's your ultimate goal now.
Well actually I didn't know it's happening other people I've read.
And I hate to give us -- predict but I read Glenn Beck's ablaze.
And he actually quotes to other people -- -- same kind of thing has happened to.
-- -- -- it's happened to a bunch of people and I know that that the FBI's doing this -- Vista wall may have been with the best intentions.
But they've messed it up really bad.
We'll -- it take you so much for your time today good luck it get that firearm in your hands as you say you rightfully should happen thanks -- -- -- message this morning.
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