Two-tour veteran has firearms collection confiscated at while stopped in D.C. for medical treatment.

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Mr. Kim was transporting his firearms from his parents’ house in New Jersey to South Carolina when he stopped at Walter Reed in Washington for a medical appointment in the summer of 2010.

After being pulled over, handcuffed, arrested, thrown in jail overnight, his guns were confiscated by the city.

In the end, the platoon leader felt forced to plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge, which was later dismissed, but the District still refuses to return to him $10,000 worth of firearms and parts. The national guardsman will deploy to Kosovo this summer. The city should return his property before he leaves to serve our nation overseas for the third time.

Mr. Kim, an M1A1 Abrams main battle tank platoon leader, was the liaison officer to a specialized unit in Afghanistan, when he was injured in a vehicle crash. He broke multiple bones on the left side of his face and shattered his right arm. He was medivaced to Germany, where he spent two weeks getting treatment. He then spent three months in and out of the hospital at Walter Reed to get necessary facial surgery to fix his cracked lower orbit.

Returning to South Carolina on June 30, 2010, Mr. Kim stopped at Walter Reed for a doctor’s appointment. Afterwards, he got lost while driving his two-door Honda Civic in downtown D.C. in the evening. He was pulled over by police.

Read Emily Reed’s full report at the Washington Times.


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  • D. Sanchez

    WOW, that is just wrong,,,,but then again, DC, Chicago, California,,,they all do fall outside the constitution of the US,,,Great recruiting tool…Join the ARMY, be all you can be,,, just as long as you do it somewhere else. Just because you fight for American Freedom, just because you defend American Freedom, you swear an oath to defend the Constitution of the United States of America, DON’T EXPECT TO HAVE IT APPLY TO YOU,,,AN AMERICAN SOLDIER, AN AMERICAN….What better back drop for this to occur,,in our nation’s capital,,,

  • Bogie

    If he joins the black panthers and denounces his citizenship Eric Holder will let him go free with no charges,honestly he’s already done it.