A southern state just used a new law to take
the guns of a private citizen. Lawmakers will use what power they can to
rob us of our 2nd Amendment rights. They’ll hide behind excuses. They use tragedies to
push their agenda. That’s just what happened recently in Florida.
A family was able to get law enforcement to take a man’s guns. And he was forced into
psychiatric treatment. From Zero Hedge: The Orlando Sentinel reports that “four
firearms and 267 rounds of ammunition” were taken from the man, and he was “taken to
a hospital for involuntary psychiatric treatment.” The seized firearms were listed as “a Ruger
LCP .380 pistol, an M2 Mauser .45 pistol, a Charter Arms .357 mag snub nose revolver
and a Mossberg 500 12-gauge shotgun.” The paper notes that “the civil ruling removing
his access to guns and ammunition was granted under … new legislation — which permits
confiscating guns from people who have not been committed but are deemed a potential
risk to themselves or others, according to the order signed by Broward’s Chief Judge
Jack Tuter… On March 9, Breitbart News reported that Gov.
Scott signed a $400 million gun bill that includes orders which allows a family member
or law enforcement to petition a judge to order the seizure of an individual’s firearms. Those who defend this new law say it’s for
our own good. If someone is sick, a family member can get a court to sign off on this
move. That person’s guns will be taken and they might be sent to a hospital. But how
do they prove a man is sick, before they have evidence? This law can be manipulated easily. People
will be considered guilty until proven innocent. It is a clear attempt at violating our Constitutional
rights. Why doesn’t government take stronger steps
for other threats? What about all the dangerous people on the road? They don’t confiscate
their cars or throw them into hospitals. Yet we don’t have an Amendment protecting our
rights to drive. Liberal government, though, tries to destroy
the 2nd Amendment any chance they get. Because they don’t believe in our liberty. This
law can obviously be abused to infringe on normal people’s rights. All we can say do is push to protect our rights.
And elect leaders who don’t hate the 2nd Amendment.