After the shocking events of the Parkland shooting, the Republican Governor of Florida signed a controversial bill into law. One of the first in the country, this law is a gross violation of our Second Amendment rights. The horrible effects of this law are only just being felt.
Every time a lone gunman hurts others, the left jumps on the gun control bandwagon. They never stop to consider the reasons for the shooting. Never do they blame the actual person at fault. Instead, they focus on gun ownership — and the millions of Americans who lawfully own guns.
Democrats use the strong emotions associated with tragedy to push their toxic laws. They want to transform the United States into a police state, one where the government has complete control over our lives. Freedoms like free speech, freedom of worship, and the right to bear arms will no longer exist. We will be minions, forced to obey the left’s every whim.
Law-abiding citizens who own firearms are a threat to the left’s agenda. Americans who care enough to protect themselves will not simply bow to the government’s demands. So, liberals have to concoct new ways of stripping our rights away from us.
Enter Florida’s new law. After one sick man killed students, the governor passed a law that punishes everyone. It gives judges the right to confiscate the private property of a citizen, without due process. Only a petition has to be filed by someone else. The gun owner then has to go to great lengths to restore their Second Amendment rights.
Since the law was signed, hundreds of Americans have been deprived of their guns. And it’s only the beginning.
Hundreds of gun owners in Florida have been ordered to give up their guns under a new law that took effect after the deadly Parkland shooting in February, according to a report published Monday…
Roughly 200 firearms have been confiscated in the state since the law was enacted, Sgt. Jason Schmittendorf, of the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, told WFTS-TV. “Around 30,000 rounds of ammunition” were also taken, he said…
A five-person team in the county that’s worked solely on the risk protection law reportedly has filed 64 risk protection petitions in court. Broward County, according to the news outlet, has filed 88 risk protection petitions since March…
Every petition filed under the order in Pinellas County has so far been granted by the judge, according to the report. [Source: Fox News]
A single judge has the power to take away every gun owned by a private citizen. This is their private property, something they own, thanks to protections by the Constitution. Yet this bogus law grants the government sweeping powers to rob them of their rights.
The idea behind the law was to only take firearms from dangerous people. Yet, because there is no due process, judges are simply granting these requests, sight unseen. They don’t care about the citizens being targeted or whether or not they are actually a threat. All they need is suspicion and BOOM you no longer have your guns.
The first gun seizure under the law occurred in April when Florida authorities confiscated an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle from an Army veteran.
Jerron Smith’s gun was seized when he refused to surrender it voluntarily, the Broward County Sheriff’s Office said at the time. The officers also seized a .22 caliber rifle he owned, hundreds of rounds of ammunition, a bump stock and numerous other weapon-related items. [Source: Fox News]
Was this man a danger to himself or others? How are we to know? This law gives the government the right to take your guns, regardless. Instead of giving this man his day in court, to protect his rights, he is presumed guilty right off the bat. He doesn’t even have the right to defend himself.
How long before everyone loses out? The government takes your guns, then you have to wait a long time before they decide to give them back to you — if ever they do. I can’t see a more naked attempt at destroying the Second Amendment, can you? And this trend will continue throughout the country — if we let it.