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At one point Greg Ledet made a minor mistake. Back in 1997 he was found guilty of a misdemeanor crime (theft under $100) and got 18 months probation for it under threat of a six-month jail term. Other than that minor (and petty) stain on his record, he has kept his nose clean and is by all accounts a law-abiding citizen. A stand-up guy.
According to U.S. law, there are a number of things that can make it illegal for you to be a prohibited firearms possessor (renouncing your citizenship, being convicted of a felony, of domestic violence, of serious misdemeanors that result in more than two years in the klink, serious mental illness, dishonorable discharges, et. al). If so adjudicated, the FBI’s NICS program will blackball you from being able to get a gun. None of these things Ledet did.
Well the feds for some reason have Ledet listed as a prohibited possessor, although they got his records from his home state in 2003 showing he was not. This led to him not being able to buy a gun legally in 2010. Somehow in seven years they didn’t update their files.
Trying again this year to buy a simple .22LR rifle, he was still denied.
He filed a color of law suit this year and suddenly the FBI was able to– just three weeks after they received notice to appear– approve his apparently forgotten appeals.