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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

War vet to fight court ruling to strip him of gun rights

A Vietnam war veteran declared Monday that he will fight a decision by a federal appeals court that upheld a lower court ruling stripping him of his Second Amendment right to self-defense with firearms.

Jefferson Wayne Schrader of Cleveland, Ga. is a Navy veteran who in 1968 was convicted of a misdemeanor after engaging in a fist fight following an attack by a street gang while stationed in Annapolis, Md. It so happened that a police officer saw Schrader throw a punch, after which he was placed under arrest and charged with misdemeanor assault. He spent one night in jail and was fined $100.

Schrader then served his country in the Vietnam War...

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