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Thursday, May 17, 2018

Seattle Begins Gun Confiscation Without Due Process

The left-wing war on the private ownership of firearms has turned a page and intensified. We’re used to the usual proposals. You know what they are. Limit this size of magazines. Make guns that look military like AR-15’s illegal. Increase restrictions on those who wish to own guns. Require registration of every firearm owned. Limit the number of firearms a person can own. Make concealed-carry illegal.

Now things have moved to a new level. Jurisdictions are proposing the outright confiscation of certain firearms. Resistance will be a crime punishable by law. Another proposal is to confiscate all firearms from those with a record of mental illness. While no one wants the criminally insane to have guns, this is an easy way for the left to massively expand those who would be barred from owning guns. The definition of mental illnesses is subjective and subject to debate. Suffered a battle with depression or take a particular medication at one time? No guns for you.

Page two brings this matter and these onerous proposals into much sharper focus by examining specific proposals on the table right now.

If we are to defend the protections guaranteed under the Second Amendment, exchanging a few tweets or huffing and puffing on Facebook is not going to do it. A full court press by supporters of the right to keep and bear arms is needed. Any form of violence or threats of violence must be absent from our efforts. But getting out and making some noise is essential. Politicians supporting the anti-gun vigilantes must be targeted for electoral defeat. Those who are on the fence need to feel the heat in a big way.

All that said, it is helpful to see what we are up against. We’ve already covered what’s happening in California. We begin here with another haven of left-wing ideology, Seattle.

    The city’s police department became the first law enforcement agency in the state to force the surrender of a firearm under a new law known as an “extreme risk protection order.”

    The incident involves a man who lives in Belltown, who neighbors said had been intimidating people for the past year – even staring-down customers through store-front windows with a gun holstered at his side.

    Mental illness is suspected, but that new law allowed police to legally disarm him.

       In this case, the man refused to comply. Because of the new law, police were then able to return with a warrant and force the man to surrender the firearm.

What seems prudent might not be. And it can be expanded dramatically. This is the standard liberal technique. Find an incident that might appear to be hard to defend from a pro-gun perspective, and use it to expand powers well beyond the initial event. Don’t doubt for a minute that the definition of “suspected mental illness” will be vastly expanded.

This is another perspective on the above act of gun confiscation.

    A man in Seattle has had his gun confiscated by police after breaking no laws. The police took his gun without a warrant and without pressing any charges.  Tyranny has officially taken hold on American soil.

    This sets a precedent that government can now forcefully take guns away from an individual without a crime being committed or an arrest being made and without a warrant. In the name of fear and political exploitation of anti-gun rhetoric, a citizen’s Second Amendment rights have been ripped away from him by the government.

    The new “red flag” law, which has taken hold in other states already, allows the courts and law enforcement to take away guns from individuals they deem are dangerous and they’ve just begun the confiscation. A man living in the Belltown neighborhood of Seattle, Washington became the first individual in the state to have his firearm confiscated without any formal arrest or charges.  The man was not identified by authorities.

This is the danger we face. A bunch of liberals decide on their own that someone is dangerous, and on the basis of those allegations alone, a citizen loses his Second Amendment protections as the police forcibly confiscate his firearms.

This man lost his Second Amendment rights simply because he made his neighbors uncomfortable!

The left-wing agenda took a big step forward in Seattle when the city’s police department became the first law enforcement agency in the state to force the surrender of a firearm under a new law known as an “extreme risk protection order.”
Neighbors had been complaining about a man intimidating people over the past year by “staring-down customers” through store-front windows with a gun holstered at his side.
Mental illness has been suspected, but a new law allowed police to legally disarm him only on the suspicion.
“He was roaming the hallways with a .25 caliber automatic,” said Tony Montana, a man who lives in the same apartment complex as the gun owner and a person without any reasonable gun knowledge. Handguns are semi-automatic.
SHTF sums up the danger very well.
These lousy complaints from neighbors allowed police to use the newly passed state law to confiscate the man’s firearm because the man apparently stared at others. Maybe there’s a ban on staring at others in Washington we are unaware of. Under the extreme risk protection orders — also referred to as “erpos” or “red flag laws” — police (government officials) are now allowed to violate a person’s Second and Fourth Amendment rights (which are basic fundamental human rights) and take their legally acquired personal property if they are tattled on by offended liberals.
This is nothing less than the imposition of tyranny on the American people, sponsored by leftist politicians and the police they employ.
Wake up now and make our voices heard forcibly, or live in tyranny. That’s the unfortunate choice that has been forced upon us.

Source: SHTF PlanKATU Channel 2