Seattle has just taken the first steps of tyranny. The very thing that the Second Amendment was put in place for has finally happened. The Seattle police department has taken by force a legally owned gun from a citizen.
The police department used a new legal tool known as an “extreme risk protection order” (ERPO) which allows them to take weapons from people that they deem a risk…But here's the danger:
The person who owns the weapon hasn't committed a crime, and has not had an opportunity to defend themselves against any accusations made or even speak to a judge!
If the police (or more likely the local officials) want you disarmed, they don't even have to inform you that they are coming to take your weapon! They just turn up and seize BY FORCE! This is the most unconstitutional law imagenable…No notification, no warrant, no judge, no opportunity to put your case forward and more importantly…NO CRIME!
According to Katu.com, the unnamed man who had his rights violated was targeted because people who didn't know him thought he was a mental health risk. Their evidence? He wore a legally owned gun in an area where it is legal to open carry!?!?!?! And here is the real proof against him…”He would look through shop windows!!!”
Yes, so apparently if you window shop and follow the law, you can now have a tyrannical government forcibly remove your rights from you…
This is the thin end of the wedge. We all need to be making noise about this and demanding that ERPOs are removed.