Red Flag Gun Control Standoff With Afghan War Veteran in New York

A Military Vet, known online for his pro-gun views and his posts on Instagram, was in a seven hour standoff with Putnam County, New York police after being red-flagged for having a 30 round mag (above the legal limit in NY). His house was surrounded by police, including an APC and SWAT officers. 

According to the 28-year-old Afghanistan veteran, Alex Booth, police showed up at his workplace on Saturday and tried to arrest him over social media posts that were reported to them by an old army buddy. Alex then slipped out the back door, and quickly made his way home to check on his family which he claimed were threatened by the police.

According to text messages sent out by Alex during the so-called standoff, the local Sheriffs department threatened his wife, telling her that child protective services would remove her newborn child from the home. When he got home he found that the police had already confiscated his legally owned firearms.

This is when the seven hour standoff begun. Police, ironically fully armed with their own 30-round magazines, claim they heard gun shots, and that is why they surrounded his property. But according to official reports from the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department, reports that they have now deleted from their Facebook page (I will include them the end of this article), they found no guns or “feeding devices” at the home upon arresting Alex Booth.

But how could that be? The official story was they heard gunshots and then surrounded the house. Is this why the post has now been deleted?

Alex Booth, AKA WhiskeyWarrior556 on Instagram, surrendered to police after being threatened again that they would take his infant daughter from his wife’s custody.

Keep in mind, this is a man who served his country who was surrounded by swat teams for simply processing empty 30-round magazines.

This is exactly what everyone in the gun community has been warning about; these red-flag gun control laws seemed to be designed to set up the next Waco situation, and seem to be designed to further smear gun owners.  If a member of the military, a man who has served his country to fight for your freedoms can be targeted for having what amounts to a standard capacity magazines what do you think they will do to you?  

Some of the Social Media Posts from Last Night:

7 PM PST: We are hearing reports that Oathkeepers and other local military are heading to the scene, but police are arresting anyone who is attempting to get anywhere near the scene.

The 911 system completely is down in Mahopac NY from people flooding the local police with phone calls in support of the Veteran.

UPDATE 11AM PST 11/24/2019: After posting numerous posts yesterday during the incident, claiming Alex Booth was being charged with multiple felonies, The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department has since removed those Facebook posts.

  • If this wasn’t about 30-round magazines, why remove the posts?
  • Each post had thousands of comments questioning the official narrative and giving inside information on what really happened, is that why they removed the posts this morning and put up a new one blaming social media?
  • Last night they claimed they attempted to raid the house after hearing gun shots, Yet the now deleted posts say no guns were recovered — so how did they here gunshots with no guns present?

This video shows the original posts which can no longer be found (YouTube channel is not ours, posting it because he captured the original deleted posts!)

And here is the deleted post where they smear the hell out of him with a series of odd charges that have now been deleted…

Deleted Facebook Post

UPDATE: 11/25/2019: The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department was supposed to have a press conference this afternoon, unfortunately they seem to be in full cover-up mode! The 1PM Press Conference has been canceled. They have also now moved on from deleting their official statements on Facebook and Twitter to actually closing down public access to their Facebook page:

Update 11/26/2019: The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department has reinstated their Facebook page. They have yet again changed the official story, this time posting a press release going back to the original claim that an officer thought he heard a gunshot, which is why they say SWAT was called — but remember, no firearms were found in the home! So does the officer need his ears checked, or is this yet another tall tale?

We have also learned that Democrat Sheriff Robert L. Langley Jr. is now threatening anyone who questions the official story (the one that had now changed at least four times) and sending off angry emails to news outlets who dare tell Alex Booth’s side of the story, accusing them of “domestic terrorism” for reporting on the situation.

He is of course, also now blaming the Trump administration for the situation claiming “we have a veteran who suffers from PTSD who is falling through the cracks of our veterans administration.”

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  1. Can anyone say they didn’t see this coming. I’m sure there are many more we haven’t heard of… and many to come! This will not be televised ladies and gentlemen!!!!

    Good luck all! I’m not going out in cuffs!

  2. I am glad he is alive and well. If he had died, I hope he would have taken a lot of company along. That is the only way these terrorists will come to think twice about violating our Constitution.

    • The circumstances behind the Ruby Ridge and Waco Texas standoffs in the 90s are perfect examples of our tyrannical government. Mass murder at the hands of the “Government”. Civil War II has already started and the Red Flag laws just adds to the conflict. Red Flag laws, mass data collection (Patriot Act), impeachment hearings…what’s next? Martial law is just around the corner folks and if you think about it a soft version of martial law has already been implemented with these Red Flag laws. Recommend that everyone cancel all of their social media accounts because anything you say in private and in public can and will be held against you.

          • Yes, what Lavoy Finicum and his supporters did was against the law…but his rights were trashed. Not only that, the state police in cahoots with the FBI murdered Lavoy in a military style ambush. This is a fact: The Governor stated “we have to put a stop to this….” meaning to put a stop to the federal land seizer and it’s leader, Lavoy Finicum. So the Governor (and both U.S. Senators from Oregon in agreement) ordered it done. An American tragedy.

  3. Those commie pricks in New York. Especially the swat members that are surrounding him. As far as I am concerned they are traitors to this country. But they are just doing thier job so they can keep thier cosy union jobs. If your not allowed to have a 30 round magazine then I would go buy 50 10 round mags and practice loading them.

  4. I understand that the law is the law. But gun control is threatening our safety. Many people believe, because of the mainstream media, that we need more gun control. We don’t. Democratic presidential candidates (no matter what political side you’re on) are proposing irrational gun control measures. Such as Beto before he dropped out; stating that he would take away specific guns. We have the 2nd amendment in order to protect citizens from a tyrannical government. Period. Mass media and school shooting scare people, it is very upsetting to see these things happening but it has nothing to do with guns alone. Most of the people shooting up schools get their guns illegally and suffer from mental illnesses. We cannot let fear run us. I hope this man is okay and I am thankful for his service. If he is truly suffering from PTSD then of course we should look into that, but this situation opens up a big debate over mental illnesses and gun ownership But I do not want this to be twisted into a story that causes mass fear over guns.

    • This is all Emperor Cuomos doing.
      So called red flag laws not only violates the 2nd Ammendement but our 4th Ammendment.
      Those of you that agree with these tyrannical unconstitutional laws will some day lose Constitutional rights you cherry pick.

      • Not only does this violate the 2nd and 4th amendments it also violates the 5th amendment right to due process. The Bill of Rights is being treated more like a bill of privileges. Privileges can be taken away but rights are not to be infringed upon!

    • If you look most of the mass shooters are also democrats or kids of democrats. We do not have a gun problem we have a Democrat problem

  5. Meanwhile the SWAT team has surrounded his home with 50 round mags in their assault rifles probably with hollow points. The message is clear they are above the law.

  6. Sad state of affairs, America has started it’s path towards communism. Tread on true American liberties civil war will be next. Innocent people who have done no harm, being arrested and harassed for legally possessing semi-automatic weapons and 30 round mags, shameful display of a tyrannical government and a no good snitching citizen. Too Hell with New York and the bastard that started this bullshit.

  7. Where is the Mental Screening of those who make “Red Flag Calls” on other People?

    “your” politicians make life & death decisions everyday. Decisions that affect Your economic, medical, mental, and physical health and safety. They decide the fates of MILLIONS of People. Where is THEIR “screening”? Those “elected” officials, those corrupt, narcissistic, sociopaths, let’s face it, a politician wants to tell others what they can and can’t do, what does that make a “career” politician………..
    THEY are armed with nukes, poison gasses, chemical weapons, every imaginable fiendish murder tool imaginable, and they are afraid of YOU with small arms.
    W-rong Bush hired the former head of the East German STASI, Marcus Wolf, and Yevgeny Primakov, former head of the KGB, to design Homeland Security ( both Jews, Followed by more “dual”citizen creeps.). Why? To bring oppression and the STASI SNITCH SYSTEM here…………….. and here it IS.
    Where are the RED FLAG laws on Politicians? DEMAND they do the exact same thing-PLUS.
    Politicians, Police, Judges, Government Workers make Life & Death deadly decisions every day.
    WE should be able to make ONE call and have them suspended from office and blocked from making any decisions until they are cleared for duty.
    Red Flags on priests! Why did it take DECADES for the politicians to do ANYTHING about those THOUSANDS of pedophiles??!
    There must be “reporting centers” so priests and politicians(Gov. Employees) can be immediately suspended pending investigation.
    Public Servants are also expected to be held to Higher Standards due to their positions and maintaining the Public Trust.
    How come there is never a “War on Political Corruption”? Never investigation of how these “Sacrificing Public SERVANTS” get so RICH in office? Audit THEIR finances.
    Therefore when they come out with such demands of their EMPLOYERS, their EMPLOYERS have the Right and Duty to make the same demand of THEM.
    WE demand THEY provide ALL their social media and computer searches, their e-mail accounts, Bank accounts and financial records for examination. Also Mental Screening, physical records, testing for steroids and illicit drugs. They must also wear GPS trackers so we can evaluate where they are spending their time. Screening for pedophilia and any other sickness.
    If it is good enough for US it is certainly good enough for Our EMPLOYEES.

  8. SWAT Teams are usually made from S)issues W)ith A) T)wat – wannabe “Tough Guys” who Run at the 1st Sign of a School Shooter Fuckin Commie Cunts.

  9. Americans have allowed the police to become Judge, Jury & Executioner, It’s time the American people stand by the Rule of Law and DEMAND fair and equal Justice instead of this rogue gang style “Just US” being delivered to the American people by Law Enforcement. Rule of law seems to be a thing of the past and the Rule of Tyranny is here to stay. We are now guilty until proven innocent.

  10. People who look for trouble usually find it.

    To the SWAT team, put down your guns ànd walk away. Is it worth risking your lives and if the goal is killing a veteran how could you live with yourselves?

    I hear there are a lot of police suicides in NY. Maybe its because you enforce illegal laws.

    If you shoot this veteran, it çould be the shot heard around the world 2.

  11. ALL you government BUTT LICKERS,your hero’s aren’t long for this world,I talked to a RUSSIAN ARMY CAPTAIN in walmart the other day,IT seems like the russians sent thousands of children to america, to be ADOPTED,and your hero’s KILLED THEM ALL,now I know by what I see your all probably to stupid to understand what will happen over this,WHILE you were sucking off these pieces of filth in the police gangs, THEY WERE KILLING CHILDREN,russian children,ANY idea WHATS GOING TO HAPPEN TO YOU OVER THIS,FIRST off their going to KILL every cop and his family in america,THEN their going to BOMB THE SHIT out of you,and their going to start with NEW YORK CITY,to bad theres NO MEN in america..the death toll will be enormous,you will be wishing you had stood up soon,but hell and death must be a better option.YOU PEOPLE ARE SICK,and now soon you’ll be dead…

      • It only sounds over the top because what he’s saying is something you are unfamiliar with. He tells the truth. It’s going to come out that the whole Ukrainian scandal is really over Democrat pedo networks and that’s just the tip of the ice berg. You watch…it’s all going to come out…

  12. I don’t know the whole story but I can say, we’re moving into a time when it is time to stand up for our rights and push back against the criminal leaders around the world. They started it, and we need to finish it so it doesn’t start again.

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