Rep. Heather Scott (Republican – District 1) is under fire from the media and Democrats for defending a gun owner in Priest River, Idaho.
Her role in the incident is being used by some to claim she is a threat to the United States government.
First, let’s recap the backstory of the incident that took place.
In 2015, Rep. Scott received a letter sent to U.S. military veteran John Arnold, informing him that he was going to have his firearms confiscated because of a stroke he had. The stroke caused some mild physical impairment but nothing that would have prevented Mr. Arnold from defending himself.
The V.A added Mr. Arnold to the NICS system (which prohibited him from purchasing/possessing a firearm) and told him they were sending an inspector to his home to see if firearms were present.
No crime was ever committed by Mr. Arnold and no charges were ever filed.
Because Mr. Arnold had marked a box that he wanted someone else to handle his finances, the V.A. took action against his right to keep and bear arms.
When Rep. Scott read the letter, she decided to get her local community involved.
She organized a rally at the Veteran’s home on the same day the V.A. inspector was to arrive.
Not only did Rep. Scott and over 100 Idaho citizens show up to defend Mr. Arnold, so did the county Sheriff and the Chief of Police for Priest River!
The Idaho Second Amendment Alliance also asked gun owners to stand up and support Rep. Scott in her efforts to protect Mr. Arnold’s rights.
Now, four years later, the House Democrats in Washington state launched a private investigation into Rep. Matt Shea (Republican) and are accusing him of domestic terrorism. They spent $100,000 of taxpayer money on a private investigator, who also happens to be a Democrat party donor, to go after Rep. Shea.
That same report also names Rep. Scott numerous times and tries to paint her in a bad light for the incident that took place in Priest River.
Not to let the opportunity to attack Rep. Scott go to waste, the Idaho Democrat Party is also on the attack.
The Idaho House and Democrat Caucus Communications Director, Hailee Johnson-Waskow is telling media outlets, “It is our priority to ascertain the seriousness of the allegations against Representative Scott and the level of her involvement with Representative Shea. We value the rule of law and if anyone is violating the rule of law then we will encourage the appropriate entities in Idaho to take further action. No one is above the law, including state representatives.”
Which allegations would those be?
Planning the defense of a Veteran who had committed no crime but was about to have his guns taken away?
Would the Idaho Democrat Party also like to see an investigation into the Sheriff and Priest River Police for also standing up for Mr. Arnold?
With the 2020 elections right around the corner, defenders of liberty can expect to be attacked more and more.
If they are willing to impeach President Trump over baseless allegations, what lengths will they go to in order to take down pro-gun Representatives across the country?
The Priest River incident is the perfect example of what state legislators and law enforcement should be doing in upholding their oath to defend the Constitution and the people they serve.
Rep. Scott should be commended, not attacked for her efforts in Priest River.