During an interview on the Alex Jones radio program on Tuesday, former Navy Seal Benjamin Smith told Jones that the Obama administration has a “litmus test” for noncommissioned officers in the U.S. military, asking if they’ll command their troops to confiscate firearms from Americans.
“Going back to the beginning of this administration, I’ve had friends within the community talking about how they were brought in and questioned with people from more towards the top side and the questioning….where it was pointing was do you feel comfortable disarming American citizens,” Smith said, adding that there are a lot of “funny things” happening in the military.
Earlier this month, Smith garnered attention when he said that the federal government was trying to get veterans to respond violently to police in order to enact martial law following the Million Vet March protest at the World War II memorial in Washington, D.C. that was closed due to the government shutdown.
“They want us to do something,” Smith said during an interview on America’s Newsroom with Bill Hemmer on Fox News. “They either want to diminish our voice or our significance, or draw contact and they can crush us.
“I mean, you’ve got [Texas Democratic Rep.] Sheila Jackson Lee calling for martial law to end the shutdown. I mean, that’s insane, that’s getting rid of the Constitution of the United States, which is also what every service member has signed up to, and including their life for [sic], to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”
Smith further said that the government has been targeting veterans by going after their Second Amendment rights by not allowing veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder to obtain firearms, as well as disenfranchising the veterans’ voting rights during the 2012 presidential election.
“They want to discredit the military, and get us to do something stupid, so they can lock us down,” Smith continued.