We are living in dangerous times my friends. A time when the Rule of Law no longer represents what is RIGHT, but what is CONVENIENT for those in power.
It is obvious this Government and the lawmakers that populate it are no longer interested in the CONSTITUTIONALITY of a law, but rather how that “law” can serve a political end.
ERPO’s (Extreme Risk Protection Orders) have been on the books for a long time in all 50 states but since the Florida Parkland shooting have been given a broader scope in an effort to “keep firearms out of the hands of people who may have mental problems”. In reality however ERPO’s are one of the most underhanded and dangerous methods of gun control simply because it cloaks itself in “legal procedure.”
The NRA had their chance to stand up to this Gestapo tactic but caved to political pressure from both the left and the right.
On the surface ERPO’s appear to be a legitimate tool to keep firearms out of the hands of people who are “a threat to themselves or others.” Except there is a catch.
Before your right to “confront your accusers” is given to you (as stated clearly in the Sixth Amendment) a judge can issue a warrant to have the police FORCIBLY remove every firearm in your house, and yes this means they can bust down your door to do it. Then, after this fact, you get to go before a judge and convince him you are not crazy. Sounds ass backwards doesn’t it? That is because it is.
Consider the story of John McGuire, a retired police officer and widower in Conneticut.
The real tragedy in something like this is the legal headache (and fees) the person will incur trying to get their guns back once they have had to PROVE to a judge they are not mentally unstable!
So, just to recap: A person who has committed no crime has their firearms forcibly removed from their personal residence and then is made to PAY THE STATE to get them back?
Sorry, but that is the very definition of TYRANNY in my book.
Stay Alert, Stay Armed and Stay Dangerous!