I was reading an article in Ammoland from John Crump regarding the recent 9-0 SCOTUS decision. “SCOTUS: Police Cannot Seize Guns Without A Warrant” was published just a few days ago. In case folks don’t know the crux of the matter, a rough patch among a married couple lead to the police sending a gentleman to the hospital for an evaluation just to make sure he was alright. He was assured his firearms would not be taken. The police sent the gentleman off in an ambulance and did exactly what they promised not to – they searched his home and confiscated his firearms. No warrant, no means to retrieve his property.
Sounds bad, right? It gets worse. When the gentleman attempted to retrieve his firearms, the police refused to return his property. He would have to sue to get them back.
Here is the problem. When Law Enforcement attempts to save someone from themselves, they’re at great risk of taking more than just the public’s dignity.
I was pleased to see the Supreme Court took a 9-0 stance on this. When you stamp all over a person’s due process, you’re essentially signaling to them that they’re not human. You, nor I, can abide this kind of behavior. In the immortal words of Jeff Lebowski, “this aggression will not stand, man…” The idea surrounding “Red Flag Laws” is built upon stealing a person’s firearms without due process and in many cases no knowledge or recourse. To quote John Crump, “The case will have a rippling effect across the legal landscape. The courts will have to decide if this decision affects “red flag” laws.”
This is an example of what the SCOTUS has gotten wholely correct, which is rare. Consider carefully just how bad Red Flag Laws are, regardless of who is pushing them or why, when a unanimous verdict is offered by the Supreme Court of the United States in the matter.