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Foreign National Gets 8 Years Behind Bars For Claiming U.S. Citizenship to Buy Guns

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KLTV reports that a lawful permanent resident from South Korea has been sentenced to federal prison for breaking federal law.

Heon Jong Yoo, better known as Hank Yoo, was found guilty on November 15 of seven counts of false statements made regarding firearms transactions and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm by a prohibited person. The man, who is 25 yeas of age, was sentenced to 97 months in prison.

United States Attorney Joseph D. Brown claimed that “Law enforcement most likely saved lives with the arrest of Hank Yoo.”

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The Attorney stated that Yoo had a troubling track record of mental health issues.

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At multiple schools where he had attended, administrators had worried about his increasing threatening behavior. And when you mix in his history of mental issues and that he was lying to get access to firearms, the situation could have ended badly.

ATF Special Agent Jeffrey C. Boshek II stated that  “Questions on the ATF Form 4473 are designed to identify prohibitors such as felony offenses, adjudicated mental illness, or substance abuse.”

The ATF agent added:

Yoo lied on the form, then compounded the lies by misusing the benefit afforded by a Texas Concealed Handgun License. His overall, evolving pattern of conduct sounded alarms at institutions and communities throughout Texas.

A federal grand jury indicted Yoo on April 18, 2018.

A press release from Brown’s office detailed that Yoo was an undergraduate student at UT-Tyler and a lawful permanent resident from South Korea. Yoo falsely represented himself as a U.S. citizen during seven separate firearms transactions according to a report. Several of these transactions dealt with semi-automatic weapons. Federal law dictates that both American citizens and permanent residents can legally purchase firearms.

Yoo was involved in other cases of false misrepresentation when he was involuntarily committed to a mental institution in New Jersey in 2013 and 2015.

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Houston Police Allow Abortion Clinic to Operate Despite Texas Courts Ruling Them Non-Essential

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On March 30th, a judge ruled that Texas abortion clinics could stay open. This ruling came a few days after the Texas governor, Greg Abbott, deemed abortion servies non-essential.

Since abortions are clearly elective surgeries, the ruling was overturned by a vote of 2-1 in the 5th circuit court of appeals on March 31st. Meaning, the governor’s order stands and abortion clinics must close until non-essential businesses are allowed to open back up.

This hasn’t stopped one abortion clinic in Houston from continuing to kill the unborn.

In a video released on April 1st, via the YouTube channel ‘ProofThatGodExists,’ an abortion clinic in Houston is shown to still be accepting clients.

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A couple of pro-life activists are shown in the video standing outside the abortion clinic. Across the street is a police officer, with whom one of the activists eventually talks.

They tell the offiicer that the abortion offices are still seeing clients. The officer acknowledges their concerns and says, “we’ll take care of it.”

A few minutes later, the officer goes to talk to the pro-life activists. The officer informed the activists that he was just there to “keep the peace” and nothing else.

One of the activists again informed the officer of the situation, asking, “Do you know that it’s illegal for them to do abortions today?” The officer replied, “I’m not out here for that.”

The activist then reiterated that he was asking him not why he was there, but if he personally knew of the current order. He wanted to know if the officer was not enforcing because he didn’t know about the order or because his department was choosing to ignore it in this case.

The officer didn’t want to answer directly. So, he again said, “I’m not saying that what you’re saying is wrong…. But that’s not what I’m out here for. I’m out here to keep the peace….”

He then said, “Whoever you need to call to enforce what you’re asking me about…” He was interupted by the second activist, who challenged him, insisting, “When people are breaking the law, we call the police.”

The video continues on with many more women entering the clinic. Eventually the abortion doctor arrived to the clinic, as well.

It’s clear that the clinic is in direct violation of the order that declares abortion services non-essential. Why the Houston police aren’t enforcing the order as it pertains to this particular clinic is still unclear.

 

 

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