Armed Militiaman Border Patrol Accidentally Fired On Is A Felon
A militia member who came under Border Patrol gunfire after he was mistaken for an immigrant on Friday is a felon. John Frederick Forester, is part of a militia group camped out on private land near the river.
According to officials, Forester was armed when a Border Patrol agent opened fire on him. He was not injured in the incident.
[su_center_ad]Records show Forester has two misdemeanor convictions for theft and trespassing and felony convictions for burglary of a building and he has served prison time, according to KRGV.
It is illegal for a felon to use a firearm after a conviction and before the fifth anniversary of his or her release from prison, according to state law. Under Federal law, felons are not allowed possess firearms.
That makes Forester in violation of federal statutes.
Officials said the FBI is handling the investigation.
The militia group’s commander told KRGV they only do background checks to see if applicants are on probation or parole.
This is unreal: According to the commander of the armed group, they are considering suing the federal government and the Cameron County Sheriff’s Department over the shots-fired incident.
Law enforcement officials have emphatically stated that these groups are a hindrance to their jobs. These men are untrained, and do not know the area. On Thursday, a group of armed militiamen wearing camouflage confronted a group of conservationists who were counting bats. The conservationists are very upset over the incident.
“I’m still going to be out there. I’m still going to be vigilant. I might be a little louder towards the agents so that they know that I’m there,” the group’s leader said. “I might even put a red strobe light on my forehead so that they can see. I’m not leaving.”
I’m pretty sure this is not what a ‘well regulated militia’ is.
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