Disabled war vet says no when cops show up to his home to confiscate firearms: ‘No one’s taking my guns without due process’

Disabled war vet says no when cops show up to his home to confiscate firearms: ‘No one’s taking my guns without due process’

Iraq War veteran Leonard Cottrell Jr. knows his Constitutional rights, so he’s not going to let anyone confiscate his guns without a proper warrant and due process. Cottrell, a disabled Army veteran who served three tours during “Operation Iraqi Freedom,” was working at a New Jersey Wawa store on June 14 when his wife called him to say that police officers were at their home demanding to seize his guns. The cops did not have a search warrant. Iraq War veteran Leonard Cottrell Jr. schooled cops who tried to confiscate his guns without a search warrant. (screenshot) The two police officers said they were investigating a comment that Cottrell’s 13-year-old son had made about his middle school’s security. Cottrell’s wife allowed the cops to search their son’s room even though they didn’t have a search warrant. The officers found no guns in the bedroom of Cottrell’s son, but they did find a shotgun and a pistol in the Cottrells’ home that Leonard has permits to own. When the police tried to confiscate his guns, Cottrell put his foot down. “No one from the state was going to take my firearms without due process,” he told NJ.com . Cottrell said he believes the attempted unlawful seizure of his guns stems from a new law that New Jersey’s Democratic governor Phil Murphy signed that makes it easier for police to confiscate guns. Like other states, New Jersey has been toughening up its gun laws amid liberal outcry following the Valentine’s Day […]

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