It was just a misdemeanor and a $100 fine at the time but Maryland has since changed it to a felony. Right after the fight he served two tours in Vietnam. Uncle Sam had no problem handing him a gun then. Worse part is the U.S. Circuit court upheld the ruling. I edited for brevity and added some bold highlights. The full case documents: Schrader v. Holder, 11-cv-5352, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia included in the link. Another article w personal information. The old guy has a heart condition and hunting is getting more difficult so his wife tried to buy him a lighter shotgun to carry. NICS said no way and now he can't hunt at all. War vet to fight court ruling to strip him of gun rights - National Conservative | Examiner.com EVER BEEN IN A FISTFIGHT? YEAH ME TOO.. Is this one of the ways Holder is going to get us?