In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.

Sixth Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America

You should know by now the case of Mr. Strange (no doctor) who had his concealed weapons license suspended because he happened to have the same name as a convicted wife beater. His license is now restored.

Hank Strange, who brought the story to AmmoLand, started advocating for Carpenter on his show. A sympathetic Captain in the police department decided to help out the Marine veteran. He took it upon himself to take a picture of Carpenter and had another officer bring it to the woman who took out the restraining order.

The woman confirmed to the police that they had the wrong Jonathan Edward Carpenter. The Sheriff’s Department quickly was able to get the restraining order removed from the father and husband.

Man Falsely Stripped Of Gun Rights Gets Them Restored

And as glad as I am about his license’s restoration, it only happened because a honcho in the PD decided to help him out of the goodness of his heart. But what about those that now or in the future will be caught in this idiotic Red Flag  mess and do not have the backing of a high police officer to clear their names and restore rights?

Although there has to be a process to keep people safe from those who represent  a clear danger, watering down the definition of dangerous and lowering the minimum standards for intervention to basically unchecked gossip only create  system ripe for abuse and mistakes. Cases like the one above will happen again and again and we will be asked to bear with them Because Of The Children™.

Hat Tip to Adam L.

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By Miguel.GFZ

Semi-retired like Vito Corleone before the heart attack. Consiglieri to J.Kb and AWA. I lived in a Gun Control Paradise: It sucked and got people killed. I do believe that Freedom scares the political elites.

2 thoughts on ““To be confronted with the witnesses against him””
  1. Glad to hear this is cleared up. A competent investigation should have confirmed the identity first.

    The Sheriff needs to investigate and discipline the idiot that messed this up. I still think this was done by an idiot known as an idiot in their department. They were probably so incompetent, that they put them in that job because they had hoped he/she couldn’t screw anything important up?

    Maybe a complaint by Mr. Carpenter to the feds for deprivation of civil rights would help.

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