Secret Service takes guns, handcuffs from Kansas birther threatening Obama

By David Edwards
Wednesday, December 7, 2011 16:09 EDT
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Birther Neil Jednoralski threatens to arrest Obama
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A Kansas birther, who publicly announced that he was planning a citizen’s arrest of President Barack Obama, was told Monday by the Secret Service that he would be arrested if he came near the president.

Neil Jednoralski claimed that he contacted Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, the Kansas Highway Patrol, and the Saline County Sheriff’s Office to ask for their help in arresting the president for illegally holding office as a foreign citizen, according to KSAL.

The president was scheduled to speak at Osawatomie High School Tuesday and Jednoralski was planning to be there. He believes Kansas statute 22-2403 gives him the right to arrest Obama — or any other person committing a crime.

Jednoralski said that a Secret Service agent visited him at his home Monday and confiscated a pair of “high-security handcuffs” that he had planned to use on Obama. The agent also took four guns into custody.

“I was going to arrest him and drive him Topeka and turn him over to the state attorney general,” Jednoralski told the Salina Journal.

“I didn’t really want to surrender my firearms because I feel I have the right to have them, and they were never mentioned in the attempted arrest,” he complained.

“If he comes to Kansas again, I’ll try again. I’ll put it out that I am going to make that attempt.”

Watch this video from Salina Journal, broadcast Dec. 6, 2011.

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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