This past weekend while on a 10-mile hike with my 15-year old son to complete requirements for his eagle scout rank, I was illegally detained, stripped of my weapons, and arrested when I refused to voluntarily surrender them. I am a licensed CHL holder in multiple states, an active duty Master Sergeant and veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan. My only charge was “resisting arrest” though I was never placed under arrest until I was charged with resisting it. Confused? Me too. We were hiking down back country roads away from homes and businesses outside Temple, Texas, when the police claim they were responding to a call about a man walking down the road with a gun, something that is legal in the state of Texas. Luckily, my son was able to get the entire ordeal on video, which my attorney doesn’t want released yet. Can you please share this link as far and wide as possible of an appeal for funds to help us fight this injustice and violation of 2nd and 4th amendment rights? Unfortunately, we had to come up with $2500 bail because the resisting arrest is a class a misdemeanor in Texas and we didn’t want to deal with the headaches that come with using a bail bondsman. I would be greatly appreciative. I have a top secret security clearance and if I don’t fight these charges I lose my clearance, my job, and any any chance of an army retirement after serving 19 years. If you have any questions, please let know. Here is the link: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/2nd-amendment-legal-defense-fund
The Facebook link take you to this page for the Second Amendment Legal Defense Fund, where his lawyer can be contacted for information. My emphasis below:
No one should have to fear being illegally disarmed without warrant, especially someone who has never committed a crime in his life. There is an overt attempt to disarm Americans, and especially veterans, in this country.
I live on a military salary and my wife had to use our savings to bail me out of jail so I didn’t have to spend an entire weekend waiting on the magistrate to enjoy his/hers. So, I need help fighting for my rights. I can’t afford the $10,000 retainer to hire a good lawyer familiar with these issues.
My attorney is Mr. Kurt Glass, an attorney at law and fellow US Army veteran. If you’d like to contact him directly, his email is firstname.lastname@example.org to verify the specifics of my case. His website is www.kurtwglasslaw.com.