James White and Michael Hebert
April 27, 2013
Prepared to be even more shocked at how far people will go to disarm you? So you were horrified by images of black uniformed SWAT teams forcing people out of their homes in Boston; the images, regardless of the motives behind them, of block to block, house to house searches looked like something out of science fiction or NAZI Germany SS Forces in Europe during WWII. The mind-set, and agenda, by some very dark forces in American Government to disarm you have been programming the public through movies, video games and television to accept gun confiscation. Let me give you one example of how that ugly mind set has crept deep into our society, and how one woman is fighting back after she was illegally and unconstitutionally disarmed last week.
(northwestlibertynews) Clare, MI– Senior citizen Sondra White is no criminal. She is no threat, and she has no criminal background. She has not harmed anyone, nor does she intend to. How do I know these things, you ask? I know, because Sondra White is my mother. It began near the end of January with a tenant meeting to discuss the dangerous and rapidly deteriorating structure known in those parts as, “Clare Castle,” a 3 yr. old senior living high-rise located in the middle of Michigan’s lower “mitten.” A link to the letter sent by my mother to the other 23 residents can be found here. The residents, whose repeated complaints about breathing drywall dust, hard to open doors, and what can only be described as a raw sewage smell, came together as one unit and met to discuss their grievances. My mother, always outspoken, is the committee chairperson for “Clare Castle,” and was the meeting organizer. I have included the resulting notes of the resident meeting here ( page 1 page 2 ). As I reviewed the written request by the residents, no item listed within them seemed at all unreasonable. You will judge this matter yourself, no doubt. Keep in mind that these are ALL senior residents, your grandmother or elder parent’s age. As time would tell, these actions by my mother put a target on her back as a whistleblower and her legally owned firearm came into the crosshairs. How the knowledge of my mother’s firearm came to be known by anyone else but her is murky. Perhaps it came up in a casual conversation with a neighbor? I do not know these facts, but I do know that no laws were broken because her residence is private, and the firearm is legally registered to her. The building manager, who was beginning to feel the heat, had her boss, the Regional Property Manager, respond to the residents on March 7, 2013 with the letter found here ( Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 ). The manager of the Castle, not unlike any other would be tin-pot dictator, had established her network of lap-dog, snitches who feel important because they are “on the inside” with someone whom they see as “more important.” You know these people… They make me sick. At any rate, the manager proceeded to pull residents into her office to privately discuss with them their fears about my mother and her legally registered firearm. Evidence of this will be presented later. Although written evidence comes from only one resident, my mother was privately informed that this practice was wide-spread. Once the manager’s snitches were questioned, the fix was in, and the hammer fell on March 23rd. A suspicious persons complaint was filed against my mother by the building manager with “Threats of a Firearm” added to the comments. The official filing can be seen here. Subsequently, the Clare police arrived at my mother’s private residence to answer the complaint. Being a small town, the Chief of Police happened to respond to the call. The Chief informed my mother that it is, indeed, her Constitutional right to own a firearm, and since it was legally registered she could have it in her home. He said, however, to keep the peace it may be a good idea to take it out of the building. My mother, threatened by the weight of the machine, complied with the chief’s request and removed her firearm. Her notarized statement can be seen here. Four days later, on March 27th, my mother was served with a 30 day eviction notice. (This is the same day that another resident, Carol Geiling, was called in the manager’s office to vilify my mother. Carol’s statement can be found here). The nature of the violation states generally that she frightens other residents and has been threatening to use her gun on them. The lease violation and reason for the eviction can be found here. As time passed, my mother’s anxiety grew. Like the sands in an hour-glass, the days left for her to have a place to live were slipping away. I spoke to my mother right around that time, her some 1800 miles away, and she expressed to me her concerns. I urged her to stand up and fight, and to stop being a victim. I cannot say for certain how much impact my words had on her, but she did take action a short time later when she received a 7-day notice to move on April 16th. The 7-day eviction notice can be seen here ( Page 1 Page 2 ). My mother, on advice from a friend, went to see Attorney Ghazey H. Aleck, II. “Gus,” as called by his friends, was the perfect person for the job. He has a long record for defending freedom, and a strong Libertarian background. The request through FOIA for the remaining documents can be seen here. Inside sources have revealed that the police statement is not consistent with the reason for eviction. I will update the documents as they become available. The response by Gus back to the would-be tyrants can be seen here. Names have been kept visible to expose the guilty. As of this writing, the attorneys for the other side want to meet next Tuesday, April 30th, to discuss a resolution. Uh-huh, I bet that they do.
Sondra recorded a statement with a summary of events that can be found here
Is the building manager an anti-gun liberal, or did the political climate created by the gun-hating mainstream media make my mother’s firearm an easy scapegoat to cover up her whistleblowing? Perhaps a bit of both, for I do not pretend to know. I can say this though; I am willing to bet that there are thousands of senior citizens who are bullied into giving up their legally owned firearms in lieu of a place to live. If this is happening, it needs to be exposed and needs to be stopped. I am advising my mother to insist that a public statement, broadcast or print, is made by the corporation that owns the building. In that statement, they need to make it known, loud and clear, that senior citizens have just as much protection under the Constitution as anyone half their age. And, the 2nd Amendment right afforded to us by the US Constitution does not expire once your Social Security kicks in.