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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.

Kinda

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Let me introduce myself. I am a bit of a conflict junkie. I am fascinated by war and warfare, assassination, personal protection and weaponry ranging from spud guns and flame throwers to thermonuclear bombs and Soviet-trained Ebola monkeys. In short, if it’s violent or a tool to create violence it is kind of my thing. I have written a few thousand articles on the dry encyclopedia side for such websites as GUNS.com, Univesity of Guns, Outdoor Hub, History Times, Big Game Hunter, Glock Forum, Firearms Talk.com, and Combat Forums; as well as for print publications like England Expects, and Strike First Strike Fast. Several magazines such as Sea Classics, Military Historian and Collector, Mississippi Sportsman and Warship International have carried my pieces. Additionally I am on staff as a naval consultant and writer for Eye Spy Intelligence Magazine. Currently I am working on several book projects including an alternative history novel about the US-German War of 1916, and a biography of Southern gadfly and soldier of fortune Bennett Doty. My first novel, about the coming zombie apocalypse was released in 2012 by Necro Publications and can be found at Amazon.com as was the prequel, Chimera-44. I am currently working on book two of that series: "Pirates of the Zombie Coast." In my day job I am a contractor for the US federal government in what could best be described as the ‘Force Protection’ field. In this I am an NRA-certified firearms, and less-than-lethal combat instructor.

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