So it begins.
In what many believe is the beginning of a Constitutional crisis, Seattle police have taken the distinct honor of being the first law enforcement agency in the state to put an extreme risk protection order, or “erpo,” into practice by forcibly confiscating the guns belonging to a Seattle resident without a warrant, arrest, or even criminal charges.
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.
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.
But, what were the reasons police acted like the East German Stasi in a raid on a citizen’s home who hadn’t broken any laws?
Neighbors complained that the man stared at people through storefront windows while wearing a holstered firearm, even though open-carry was legal in the jurisdiction and he was well within his rights. I don’t know if there are anti-staring laws in that part of Washington state.
Resident snowflakes of the knee-jerk town complained that the man openly carrying made them feel uncomfortable and unsafe. I looked for and could not find anything in the open carry statutes that mentions a prohibition of making other people feel uncomfortable and unsafe.
“He was roaming the hallways with a .25 caliber automatic,” Tony Montana recalled, showing his total ignorance of open carry laws and of guns since handguns are not automatic, but semi-automatic. “And it created a lot of fear obviously because I didn’t know if he was coming after me or gonna just start shooting the place up.”
These are the legal standards for police to use the new state law to forcefully violate a man’s Second Amendment rights even though he did nothing wrong and posed no threat to anyone.
It would be one thing if the man brandished his weapon, but there is no account that he did. He simply open carried his firearm, which is the law in his town.
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.
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. What – The – Hell!
It’s not enough that liberals push for gun control laws, none of which ever stop gun violence with the intention of making the liberal feel really good about themselves for doing something, but now they have escalated to Minority Report-like sci-fi tyranny where thought police can disregard a Constitutional right without due process violating the 2nd and 4th Amendments in the process.
“I’m very supportive of this law,” Montana told reporters. “It was an immediate crisis and law enforcement was able to remove his firearms, so it very well could have saved lives.”
Actually, this flaming idiot is not supportive of the law, because the law says a citizen may open carry in his town. This ignorant tool defined a citizen following the law as a “an immediate crisis” because he grew into an adult pansy who cowers at the sight of a firearm.
And it is because of pandering politically correct Progressive politicians who buy into said flaming idiot’s ignorance of the law, and others of his ilk, that we now have a state that is willing to blatantly toss the Constitution into a trash can. We always knew Progressives despised the Constitution, but now they are bold enough to show the rest of the country how despicable their ideology is.
My prediction is that next the Progressives will demand the right to intrude on a list of medications prescribed to citizens that could be used against them for mental challenges. I can see it now:
STATE: “Mr. Smith, it says here that last year you were prescribed Diazepam.”
Mr. Smith: “Yes, I went through a very nasty divorce and my doctor felt it would help.”
STATE: “I’m sorry, but according to THE LAW we can’t allow you to purchase a firearm.”
That is the slippery slope Progressives love to ski on.
Even if it turns out that the subject of the confiscation is toys-in-the-attic crazy, the way the state executed the new law, without an arrest or even a crime committed that can be mentioned, this nonsense has to be challenged as soon as possible. If not, Progressives in every state will try the same thing, and before we know it, our grandchildren will no longer be taught that there ever was the Second Amendment, and only the politicians, the filthy rich and criminals will have guns screwing over everyone else in the middle.
This isn’t the first time it’s happened, either: