U.S. Navy veteran David Schmecker claims that his guns were confiscated by police and he was forced to undergo a “psychiatric evaluation" under fear and duress of incarceration (video below).
Schmecker says that he is an honorably discharged disabled U.S. Navy veteran with no criminal record or psychiatric history.
Schmecker said that he refused to submit to an evaluation by the Veteran's Administration's psychologist and psychiatrist as ordered by a primary care doctor. This stemmed from Schmecker's request for a pain medication for his spine.
It's not unusual for veterans to be asked to submit to a psychological evaluation when requesting pain medication due to the high rate of addiction.
When the primary care doctor called Schmecker’s home, he found a message on Schmecker’s answering machine that “sounded peculiar” on Feb. 5. The unidentified doctor had the Veteran’s Administration contact the local police to bring Schmecker in for a “wellness check.”
“The police came to my home, and, without any justification whatsoever, hauled me away for a psychiatric evaluation at a local hospital," Schmecker told George Hemminger
of SurviveAndThrive.TV. "I submitted to their forceful insistence under duress and fear of arrest or worse. I wasn’t arrested, no crime was committed nor any threats were made to myself or others."
“They confiscated my guns and pistol permit. I was released two days later from the evaluation on my on recognizance. I have since attempted to use the courts and attorneys to fight the revocation of my pistol permit. Then on top of everything else, the bills from the short stay at the hospital and EMS bills that they billed me, along with what I had to pay the attorney adds up to a large amount of money."
Schmecker claims the harassment is part of “a campaign orchestrated to disarm law abiding citizens,” adding that he is “concerned about where this country is headed.”
Neither the Veteran's Administration nor local police have confirmed this story yet.
Back in February, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs sent out a letter to veterans, which stated, in part: “A determination of incompetency will prohibit you from purchasing, possessing, receiving, or transporting a firearm or ammunition. f you knowingly violate any of these prohibitions, you may be fined, imprisoned, or both pursuant to the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act, Pub.L.No. 103-159, as implemented at 18, United States Code 924(a)(2).”