The Powers That Be know they cannot just order their jackboots to confiscate firearms from law-abiding citizens. Patriotic members of the military and law enforcement will refuse to do such an un-Constitutional act against the general populace, but given a ‘good’ reason, they’ll go along with it. Here is the backdoor reason; mental illness. Now that the un-Constitutional Obamacare is in place, your doctor may be ‘enlisted’ to ask you questions about firearms you may own. What happens to the patient that is placed on Wellbutrin for smoking cessation (as millions have been) only to have law enforcement show up to confiscate their firearms because this form of medication is an antidepressant?
It appears that California is setting the stage for just such an event. From Sheriff Paul Schrader of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon is Ready to Confiscate Weapons From Your Home
I received some disturbing information this week. Sheriff John McMahon’s staff has a “list” of names that have been compiled by the Department of “mentally ill” individuals who have guns registered to them. It is the intention of the Department to confiscate these guns without due process.
Just last week, the California Senate approved a $24 million funding bill to expedite the process of collecting guns from owners in the state who legally acquired them but have since become disqualified due to mental illness.
Such was recently the case for one woman, who had been in the hospital voluntarily for mental illness last year that she says was due to medication she was taking. Lynette Phillips of Upland, CA said she had purchased a gun years ago for her husband, David, as a present. That gun, as well as two others registered to her law-abiding husband (who does not have a history of felonies or mental illness), were seized.
Her husband is upset that they took the right from him that should never have been taken.
But according to the state of California, that doesn’t matter.
“The prohibited person can’t have access to a firearm” regardless of who the registered owner is, Michelle Gregory, a spokeswoman for the attorney general’s office.
The California Department of Justice is running a program to confiscate registered guns from homes that local law enforcement refused to implement. It’s called the Armed Prohibited Persons (APPs) program.
Merely being in a database of registered gun owners and having a “disqualifying event,” such as a isn’t sufficient evidence for a search warrant, So the officers often must talk their way into a residence to look for weapons.
How does the Department know who is mentally ill and who at the Department defines mental illness?
Gun owners are losing their 2nd Amendment rights without due process.
HIPAA Laws are likely being compromised and the 4th and 5th Amendments are being violated in some of these cases.
Just like anyone, I do not want a mentally ill person to own a firearm. But I do not want the government taking guns from sane people they call mentally ill.
hey: wild animal, vicious dog, can you please stop mauling my kid so that I can call 911, OBAMA confiscated my gun because I take medication for a migraine.
This kind of crap is only going to happen to states that already have the victim mentality and no longer want the responsibility of governing (leave it to the feds), namely California, New York, Connecticut, Massachussetts, and so on. Battle lines are being drawn as gun manufacturers are moving to more Constitution friendly states. The health ranger did a great piece on this:
Civil war battle lines being drawn as Magpul, Colt, Beretta and other gun manufacturers relocate to pro-Constitution states
Remember when we joked about moving all the libtard moonbats to a few states and fencing them off (way back in 2008?) – well, it looks like we are getting our wish and they are doing it themselves.
There are many people who have had difficult times in their lives and may have been prescribed an anti-anxiety/ anti-depressant drug for a short duration. I fear that they will be using every possible avenue to grab guns away…..every extreme.
Even natural health products such as valarien, skullcap, and Kava Kava will probably be monitored. That sounds crazy BUT, I am constantly amazed by the totally insane regulations and laws passed by the state of California. What are these people thinking? It’s like there’s a race to add as much insanity as possible and regulate people to death with the most ridiculously stupid and wickedly restricting legislation.
Can’t we round these politicians up and export them to some communist country where they’d be more at home?