Thursday, April 4, 2013

Navy Veteran Has Guns Confiscated Without Warrant After Forced Psychological Evaluation

Daniel Jackson
Activist Post
 

A Navy Veteran who was honorably discharged from the military has had his 2nd Amendment rights suspended and his guns confiscated after a forced psychological evaluation and subsequent wellness check that lead police to illegally search his house and conduct an interrogation.

The problems started for David A. Schmecker after he requested a follow-up pain management appointment and was informed that he needed to have a psychological evaluation beforehand.

Not having any past history of arrests or mental illness, Schmecker politely refused the evaluation, which was the beginning of what would end up being an illegal seizure of a patriotic veteran's guns during a search that was conducted without a warrant and without any regard for the law.

After Schmecker refused the evaluation, his doctor called his house and heard what he claimed was an "odd" answering machine message that apparently led the doctor to call the police and order a wellness check.

“The police came to my home, and, without any justification whatsoever, hauled me away for a psychiatric evaluation at a local hospital. I submitted to their forceful insistence under duress and fear of arrest or worse," Schmecker
told Survive and Thrive TV.


"So they came into my house and they searched my house, looking for contraband of anything, they looked through everything ... I basically knew if I resisted I would never have gotten out of the hospital, I would have gone into the hospital and possibly the morgue, and not only that, if I had survived, I would have been stuck in the hospital."

The officers actually ordered the veteran to open up his gun safe, after which they confiscated the weapons and have yet to give them back.
They confiscated my guns and pistol permit. I was released two days later from the evaluation on my own recognizance. I have since attempted to use the courts and attorneys to fight the revocation of my pistol permit. Then on top of everything else, the bills from the short stay at the hospital and EMS bills that they billed me, along with what I had to pay the attorney adds up to a large amount of money.
Sadly, it seems doctors are now working in conjunction with the police and the Veterans Administration to forcefully disarm veterans, with the confiscation of a veteran's guns being merely an example of things to come as Homeland Security continues to demonize and spread lies about veterans and patriots across the country.

Veterans and veteran rights are essentially under attack in what has become the American police state, a society where thug "officers of the law" have no problem conducting illegal search and seizures and who would also have no problem shooting anyone who "resisted."

You can read a full statement by David Schmecker below as well as watch and listen to the original video report that brought this information to light.
My name is David A Schmecker. If possible, I’d like to get my story known to as many people as possible.  
To make this as brief as possible; I live in Connecticut, I’m 50 years old and I’m an honorably discharged disabled NAVY veteran. I do not have a psychiatric past or a criminal past.  
Feb 5th 2013, my veterans hospital primary care doctor called my home and heard a message on my answering machine that he said sounded peculiar. The VA contacted the local police to perform a “wellness check.”  
The police came to my home, and, without any justification whatsoever, hauled me away for a psychiatric evaluation at a local hospital. I submitted to their forceful insistence under duress and fear of arrest or worse. I wasn’t arrested, no crime was committed nor any threats were made to myself or others.  
They confiscated my guns and pistol permit. I was released two days later from the evaluation on my own recognizance. I have since attempted to use the courts and attorneys to fight the revocation of my pistol permit. Then on top of everything else, the bills from the short stay at the hospital and EMS bills that they billed me, along with what I had to pay the attorney adds up to a large amount of money.  
I’m just a nobody, so there is obviously a campaign orchestrated to disarm law abiding citizens. The Veterans Administration has found a loophole in the system to do it. Because I’m a nobody, they feel empowered to be able to do this to me. 
I must be the tip of the iceberg of this campaign, and they are testing the waters to see what they can get away with and with whom. They have messed with my life and my rights. If I wasn’t hurt I could just walk away from the VA but I utilize their benefits for all of my healthcare needs. I am very concerned about where this country is headed.  
David’s Contact Info: diamondznrust@att.net 




Note: We will also be conducting a follow up to this story in the days ahead which will contain major updates to the initial report.

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