A 30-year-old Army veteran has been indicted and accused of sending an interstate menace from Massachusetts to the Department of Veterans Affairs Pension Intake Center in Wisconsin.
“You take my pension and the second I get out of Prison I will go to a Moms Demand Action meeting. I figure if I’m leaving I might as well take the trash on my way out right?” Drummond Neil Smithson allegedly wrote to the division on July 23, 2020, referencing an activist anti-gun group. The quote is from the indictment doc.
“The Anti-gunners will all hide behind their chairs, calling 911, pleading for a guy with a gun to come and save them. Would be one hell of a big mess to clean up. Try Me,” he allegedly continued.
Smithson, 30, of Ayers, was indicted in federal court docket in Boston on Thursday on one rely of use of interstate communications to transmit a menace to injure. He is receiving incapacity pension from the VA, in accordance with the feds.
In the alleged communication, Smithson stated that he has been incarcerated for about 5 months and has spent 200 days in psychiatric hospitals to get the pension he refers to extensively.
At one level, he refers to a Florida man strolling right into a VA hospital ready room and killing himself there “Because someone at the VA didn’t take him seriously. If you want to be that someone,” Smithson allegedly wrote, “then go right ahead.”
Smithson is referencing a federal case in opposition to him from the Southern District of Florida. In that case, Smithson is charged with possession of firearms by an individual prohibited to take action topic to a protecting order. He entered a plea settlement in that case on April 27.
Fort Lauderdale police went to an condo on Sept. 12, 2019 to help with Child Protective Services, and Smithson allegedly advised them that he had a number of rifles and handguns within the condo.
Smithson is barred from possessing weapons as a part of a protecting order issued from a court docket in Montgomery County, Tennessee. Florida police arrested him that Sept. 19.
“Smithson admitted he was aware of the order,” the affidavit states, “but believed that because it was issued by a corrupt judge, that Florida would not enforce it.”
He maintained an identical stance in his alleged missive to the Wisconsin VA: “The US Constitution says that I have the right to bear arms, so technically I did not even commit a crime by doing so.”