MODS AND ADMINS: I am aware that this is the subject of a previously locked thread. I am only posting this because pretty much everyone in that thread was taken in by this story, and there is a crowdfunding campaign to help this "poor veteran". Opinions are opinions. Perspectives are perspectives. Rules are rules. Fine. But I don't want a BITOG'er to get shafted out of his cash without knowing the whole truth. Immediately lock this post if you want, but at least leave it up so people can avoid getting pilfered. ------------------------------------ Media Story: A decorated Vietnam veteran is sentenced to 7 years in prison for purchasing an illegal firearm 40 years ago. https://www.foxnews.com/us/vietnam-...
The truth: Alfred Pick is a decorated Vietnam veteran, but he is also a cocaine addict who was in possession of firearms. The ATF was not looking for the illegal firearm. He threatened to shoot up a hospital, which caused police to refer the matter to the ATF. The Feds discovered the illegal firearm after raiding his home, as well as cocaine and marijuana. He was not sentenced to one single day for the illegal weapon. The charges for the illegal weapon were dropped as a part of his plea agreement, and he plead to using drugs while in possession of his legal firearms.
Factors involved in the sentencing of Alfred Pick as recorded in his Federal case:
*Threatening to shoot up a hospital
*Two previous encounters with police where he brandished a firearm in parking lots
*Threatening to fly an airplane full of explosives into the home of the Federal Magistrate Judge who denied him bond
*Threatening to kill the ATF agents involved in his case
*Statements he could "teach the Vegas shooter a thing or two"
*Reports from his daughter to investigators that he systematically abused her for 13 years as a child
*Reports from witnesses that he claims he stole the illegal rifle from the US Military while in service
All of these details are recorded by LOCAL news outlets. The clickbait nationals are reporting only the details that make this sound like a tragic case of unfair treatment of an elderly veteran.
Save your money and your sympathy. This guy does not deserve it!