Red Flag Gun Seizure Laws being Passed Right under our Nose
At this moment, virtue signaling losers of every stripe and figure are doing their greasy best to degrade your ability to defend your family from criminals. Insurance companies are drafting policies that would make it harder for gun owners to buy insurance. Credit processing companies are targeting businesses that don’t toe Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama’s gun confiscation line, making it hard for them to access merchant services accounts and denying them whenever they can. The businesses that are hurt most by this are gun shop owners and gun accessory retailers.
But these are just two examples of extra-legal methods by which people are fighting to take away your access to firearms. They are filling the gaps in real legal measures that are being passed every day across the country in a blanket effort to restrict legal access to guns.
These small time legislative moves are not making news, but they are setting a standard. It is a standard that is directly incongruous to the left’s usual reply when we accuse them of wanting to ban all guns. “Nobody wants to take your guns,” they say while at the same time they are rolling out every conceivable measure to do so.
The latest wave of laws are ominously subjective and go by the name, “Red Flag Gun Seizure” laws. These are laws that place the authority to take guns away from anyone in the hands of judges based completely on whim and discretion.
The laws under this category go by a few different names like “high-risk gun seizure,” “emergency gun seizure,” “community protection gun seizure.” But “Red Flag Gun Seizure” is the most common.
The law makes it possible for any citizen to call in a complaint to a judge and say that some person is being threatening or erratic. It is then up to the judge to decide whether or not to send out police to take any guns that person may have.
There is a standing parallel to this that exists in Family Courts. It’s called an Ex Parte Order. In an ex parte, a complainant petitions for an emergency hearing that is scheduled within a few days. They then go before a judge and make the claim that someone is being threatening to a child, an elder, or a spouse.
When the complaint is considered valid, the judge can administer a restraining order or take children away from the party being complained about. The alleged offending party does not even have to be present for his or her rights to be curtailed.
After that, an investigation is launched (not always in earnest), and the person usually finds themselves embroiled in years of lawfare whether or not they actually deserve it.
“Red Flag Gun Seizure” laws work very much the same way, except the complaining party does not even have to wait to go to court. They only have to make a phone call and be convincing as they say whatever the hell they decide to say.
Not only does this give ammunition to vindictive people who want to hurt someone, it also gives judges and politically motivated parties the power to disarm anyone completely on a whim. Suppose the people on Bundy Ranch had lived in a state with a law like this when the Feds came down on their heads with thunder and fury.
After the decades of arson and theft at the hands of the Bureau of Land Management, you can be sure that trigger happy Feds would have mowed the Bundy’s down- just like they did to their unarmed uncle.
These laws are being passed with very little fanfare. It started in Florida as a result of the high school shooting earlier this year. They say they would have needed these laws to stop Nikolas Cruz.
But the truth is the FBI and local law enforcement already had everything they needed to disarm Cruz. He had been making threats for many months. Cruz had killed his neighbor’s pets and threatened people with firearms. He had a social media campaign advertising his guns and violent tendencies. He was reported by a YouTube creator under whose video Cruz said that he wanted to be a professional school shooter.
They had every reason to stop him, arrest him, and take his guns away. But they didn’t. Why?
It is an embarrassment to both national and local law enforcement. And if you want to put a finer point on it, it almost looks like part of some experiment to get someone to shoot up a small town. All the right ingredients are there.
~ National Gun Network