MOST FRIGHTENING ASPECT OF 'RED FLAG' GUN LAWS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH GUNS - People need to understand what's at stake
What follows is actually the bulk of a reply to a post made by the honorable @Shazlandia . I actually didn't intend to write this much but sometimes it's tough to stop the train once it gets rolling.
Royal Peasant's original post pertained to the enforcement of 'Red Flag' gun laws in Florida whereby a man fell victim to a case of mistaken identity. I've linked it below.
I took the opportunity to expand the conversation to a broader Constitutional one that I believe warrants the attention of anyone believing in the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
Disregard every single aspect of Red Flag gun laws except for this single fact. These bills, if enacted into law, will set a LEGAL PRECEDENT for a THIRD PARTY to be empowered by proxy to UNCONSTITUTIONALLY strip an American of his or her Second Amendment rights. Why is that important? The relevant aspect is THIRD PARTY. That's the slippery slope and here's why. How long will it be before a THIRD PARTY can be empowered to UNCONSTITUTIONALLY strip and American of ANY OR ALL OF THE REMAINING CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS? Moreover, are there any limitations on who or what can be considered a valid referral source, ie., THIRD PARTY? Where are the limitations on them?
Further, there is virtually no due process between a THIRD PARTY making the report and authorities taking action. At least one man has already been killed by police on a Red Flag no-knock, early morning raid.
How long will it be before Lunatic Lefties begin making false reports as a means to attack their political enemies by proxy? How are good, responsible and law-abiding Americans, who have no cause to believe they'd ever be raided because of the aforementioned, going to react when an army of goons storms through their doors at O-dark-thirty? With a hail of gunfire? Most likely. Now you have AMERICANS KILLING AMERICANS by proxy and with a law that empowered them to UNCONSTITUTIONALLY do so, as enacted by BOTH PARTIES AND SIGNED BY A REPUBLICAN PRESIDENT. Let that sink in.
This is precisely how DEMOCRACY ends and TYRANNY begins; and to thunderous applause from an otherwise manipulated and relatively ignorant American public. Fools.
Folks had better be paying attention. Guns is ONLY A PART OF THIS EFFORT.