Army veteran denied gun due to 42-year-old crime

Texas resident Ron Kelly honorably served his country in the U.S. Army for 20 years, where he fired cannons, fully automatic machine guns and held a top secret security clearance.  But this month, the government told the Army veteran to take a hike after applying for a gun license, citing a minor drug conviction when he was in high school – 42 years ago.

Ashamed of his country’s hard-lined (and hard-headed) destruction of the Constitution and his right to keep and bear arms, the government has put Mr. Kelly (59) in the same boat as violent criminals, rapists, murders and terrorists.

Kelly was charged with possession of a small bag of marijuana when he was 17-years old.  As a first time offender, he was sentenced to 1-year probation.  Two years later, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and spent the next 20 years training and fighting with extremely deadly weapons.  Now, his government won’t trust him with a 22-caliber rifle, the weapon Kelly intended to buy.

Kelly vows not to give up his constitutional right to keep and bear arms, a tenant that Mr. Kelly, for 20 years, thought he was fighting for.