In a letter dated July 30, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs told Navy veteran John Arnold of Priest River, Idaho, that they were coming for his guns.
Arnold suffered a stroke about a year ago and in paperwork filed with the VA a clerical error was made saying that Arnold, who is in his seventies, is no longer competent to handle his finances.
This error set in motion the letter that he received last month telling him that he was no longer allowed to buy, sell or possess firearms.
Needless to say, the Second Amendment enthusiast was distressed about the news.
A VA representative was scheduled to show up at his house to look things over. For support, Arnold reached out to a friend. But then word spread of Arnold’s situation and almost 100 members of the community should up to support Arnold.
“A couple days ago it was going to be me sitting here with John and today it’s quite a few folks that so it’s veterans taking care of veterans,” said Arnold’s friend Ranger Rick.
The VA representative never showed up that day. Though, Arnold is now working with the VA to fix the error.
“If somebody else makes an error and they cause you grief they should fix it,” said Arnold. “That’s all I want is that stuff to get fixed.”
“I just hope everything calms down and I can live in ease in my life instead of worrying about everything and the worry shouldn’t be there,” Arnold added.