Records show vet denied right to buy gun over 1971 pot charge was never convicted

Houston Chronicle
August 30, 2013

Ron Kelly didn’t do it, even if he thought he did.

Kelly, who lives in Tomball, was outraged a few months ago when he failed a computerized background check required to buy a gun over a minor pot charge from 1971.

At the time of the rejection, he insisted that he’d been convicted of a misdemeanor, not a felony, and there was no justification for denying a right that he defended with a 20-year career in the Army.

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