Disabled Vietnam Veteran, award winning author and contributor to Freedom Outpost (and the Western Center for Journalism) Leon Puissegur was turned down for the purchase of a weapon he was going to use for hog hunting by the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). The peculiar thing about the denial was that it was based on an incident that never happened, but since the denial more fabricated charges have come up in the NICS system against Mr. Puissegur. If you are considering supporting stricter background checks, I suggest you read the problems these can cause for law abiding citizens, including veterans.
In a phone interview with Puissegur, he told Freedom Outpost, “Our government wants a more robust background check. Yet, they seem to have a very serious problem just doing a normal background check.”
Apparently, the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) thinks it is always right no matter what and even if the records cannot be found due to dismissal or due to the fact that the charge the FBI states has happened is a false charge.
Puissegur says that he went to Academy Sports and Outdoors to purchase his weapon back in November 2012, a place where he had purchased another weapon just a year prior without incident. At that time, after filling out the paperwork and the salesman calling into NICS, he was denied the purchase and given a number to call and find out why he was denied.
According to Puissegur, “I made the call as soon as I got home and know that nothing had changed since my purchase in 2011.”
Read more at Freedom Outpost. By Tim Brown.