Army Veteran Gets Red Flagged Raided in New York

https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/11/whiskeywarrior556_falls_victim_to_new_yorks_red_flag_laws.html

New York Instagramer Posts Video of Possible Red Flag Confiscation Action Against Him

It’s happened again, folks. Yesterday November 23, 2019, Nazi jackbooted thugs surrounded Army war veteran Alex Booth’s home in Putnam County New York in the latest round of Red Flag tyranny in the United Socialist States of America. The offense: having a single 30 ROUND STANDARD CAPACITY MAGAZINE in his possession and being reported by someone close to him as supposedly having PTSD. The so called “law” in New York doesn’t allow civilians/serfs/subjects/slaves to own 30 round STANDARD, not high capacity, but standard capacity AR-15 or AK-47 magazines. So in order to gain control of the contraband, jackbooted SWAT teams armed with fully automatic M4 carbines with 30 round magazines along with their military armored personnel carriers surrounded the unarmed Army veteran’s home demanding he surrender. Before Booth, also known as “whiskey_warrior_556″ on Instagram, got home the CPS demanded that his wife hand over their children and police already confiscated his firearms that were in the house. Booth, who was unarmed, arrived at his house and barricaded himself in his attic and uploaded several videos of the standoff on Instagram. After 7 hours, Booth surrendered peacefully and was taken into police custody.

All of this over a single piece of metal that holds 30 rounds… Let that sink in for a minute and remember what they did to Randy Weaver back in 1992 when he was tricked by a federal agent into buying and selling a shotgun that had a barrel 1/4” shorter than the “legal” limit. Remember what they did to David Koresh and the Branch Davidians back in 1993 over allegations of illegal firearms and allegations of child abuse, none of which were true. All of the firearms owned by the Branch Davidians were legal and were confirmed by the local sheriff’s department before the BATF raid on their church in 1993. Both of these incidents ended with the wholesale murder of American citizens by jackbooted “law enforcement” officers. Thankfully yesterday’s siege in New York ended peacefully without anyone getting hurt. However, this event is just another one in a series demonstrating just how far the heavy boot of government supremacy is willing to go for something frivolous and just how dangerous these Red Flag laws really are.

Keep in mind, these Red Flag confiscation orders are being carried out every day all over the United States. 17 states have passed Red Flag laws and if you are a gun owner and live in one of those states, you better make damn sure you are prepared in the event that you get “red flagged” or get out of that state ASAP. It can happen to YOU and you don’t even have to be doing anything wrong. It could happen simply by being reported by someone close to you, whether it be a jealous ex-spouse or significant other, a family member, or a coworker that maybe you had an argument with earlier in the day. All they have to do is petition a judge that you are a “threat” and need to have your firearms confiscated and you will be paid with a visit by the local state enforcers dressed in SS black SWAT uniforms to take your property without due process. You will then (if you survive the raid) have a year to prove to the judge that you are not a threat to the public in order to get your firearms back from the state. Guilty until proven innocent, all over somebody making an allegation with no proof whatsoever that you are indeed a public danger.

Folks, you better wake the hell up and wake up fast. The police state is getting stronger in America by the day. And for all you fake flag waving “patriots” and conservatives out there that still believe that your lord and savior in the White House is protecting your gun rights, you are as stupid as they come. Attorney General Bill Barr just commenced a federal “pre-crime” program that basically legalized federal Red Flag laws across the board without any Congressional vote whatsoever. While you were distracted by the “Democrat coup” impeachment of your betrayer in the White House, the Trump Administration just passed de facto Red Flag via AG Bill Barr’s program.

https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/constitution/item/33885-ag-bill-barr-quietly-reveals-plan-to-establish-federal-pre-crime-unit

Political Theater: Trump vs. The Left & The Unnoticed Approach Of The Police State

You see, tyranny is happening right now and you are all silent. Shame on all of you that are supporting and defending Donald Trump and making excuses for him. If a Democrat president was in office today doing exactly the same thing, you would be up in arms right now, but yet you sit there and defend him at every turn because he’s a Republican. Shame on you. You are not patriots. You people are an accessory to the treason and the destruction of our Republic. Our Founders would be ashamed of you. All you modern day Tories do is wrap tyranny in the flag and package it as “patriotism”. I heard some fool the other day from the NRA state that the “2020 election is going to be the most important election of our lifetime and we need to vote to secure our gun rights.” Yeah, you guys said that about the last election and look what it got us. Your vote in 2020 doesn’t matter, socialism will win no matter which side the coin lands. But go ahead keep voting, keep validating a broken political system and keep thinking that your vote counts and will save your sorry butts.

Dear voter, you want to see a truly insane person? Go look in the mirror.

– A Citizen

P.S. For all of you driving around with the Thin Blue Line stickers coupled with “Don’t Tread on Me” or “Come and Take It” stickers on your back windows, just remember that you’re supporting the very people that are going to “come and take them” from you when the day comes. Make a choice, you can’t have one or the other. Remember what Jesus said – you can’t serve two masters. Either stand on the side of liberty or continue to lick the boots that will stomp you.

Not One More Inch

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Congress will be back in session next week and I hope all of you have been flooding their inboxes with messages demanding no more gun control. And how convenient that another mass shooting occurred down in Odessa, Texas last weekend by another “lone nut” right before Congress heads back to Washington. Think it was a coincidence that this happened and that Seth Ator got ahold of his AR-15 through a private sale, something that the hoplophobes and the socialist politicians are hammering to eliminate by passing “universal background checks”? If you think this and all the other mass shootings that happened last month are just random occurrences and coincidences, then go back to bed and watch football.

Right now, we are teetering on the edge. Continue to hammer your Senators and Congressmen. I know it seems fruitless because 90% of them are traitors that don’t listen to us anyway. But we have to completely exhaust all peaceful options before it gets to the point where we have no choice but to take up arms in righteous self-defense against their tyrannical goons that will enforce their Marxist agenda upon us. Even at this late hour, it’s still too early to shoot the bastards. Right now, we’re just in the final stages where the wheat is being separated from the chaff. You can forget about President Trump, the NRA, the Republicrat Party, and just about most of the already compromised so-called “conservative/patriot movement”. You can take all that garbage, scrunch it up into a ball and pitch it into the trash. They’re worthless and they have sold out. We are on our own.

These aren’t the days to play games, folks. We’re living in very dangerous and trying times. This is only going to get worse. Expect the government to step on their collective dicks on this issue. Now is the time to prepare and train like never before. Steel your resolve, draw your line in the sand and be willing to back it up at all costs. The debate is over. There is no compromise, no discussion, no meeting at the table with these people. They want to enslave us. Period. But first, they have to remove our teeth and our claws. We need to tell these statists now like we’ve never told them before:

NOT ONE MORE INCH!!!

“THESE are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.” – Thomas Paine, December 23, 1776

“Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!” – Patrick Henry, March 23, 1775

Mr. and Mrs. America, Listen Up

Tyranny is coming to your doorstep if you sit back and allow the federal government to pass “Red Flag” gun confiscation laws. This will affect every single man, woman, and child in America whether they own a firearm or not. Once the population is thoroughly disarmed, they will be coming for you next, and you will regret not owning a gun as your family is rounded up in the middle of the night by the jackbooted thugs. Don’t believe me? Think that’s a far stretch? Read history. This scenario has played itself out time and time again. All the ingredients are there. America is next. Please watch the video below and wake the hell up:

Unfortunately these laws have already claimed its first casualty last year in Maryland. More bloodshed will happen if this gets passed on a federal level. Law enforcement, you had best obey the oath that you took when you became police officers and not the socialist “lawmakers” that are counting on you to do their dirty work. Because if you don’t, peaceable citizens will be forced to take up arms against you and there will be casualties on your side. Bet on it. We citizens don’t want to hurt you, but if you come charging through our front door in the middle of the night, we will righteously defend ourselves against your tyranny. Think long and hard about what you are doing. Do you really want a state of war between you and the citizens of this country? Because that’s exactly what this will lead to, a war. Americans are fed up, our grievances are not being redressed, and our elected officials pay no mind to us. The soapbox and the ballot box are becoming exhausted. Soon, the cartridge boxes will be opened up across our land and it will be terrible. But to most of us, living in peaceful (or not so peaceful) enslavement under our government is a worse alternative so we will have no choice but to take up arms and fight like our ancestors did 240 years ago. Some of you are good men and women and have already taken a vocal stand against enforcing these egregious laws. I commend you for your righteous stance and gladly stand next to you.

If you haven’t already, I strongly urge you to contact your Senators and tell them not to pass “Red Flag” or the Universal Background checks bills. Hammer them with emails and phone calls and don’t let up. President Trump is a sell out, every person with a brain in their head knows it. I wouldn’t waste any time trying to contact him because like he said last week, he doesn’t give a damn about how this will affect him politically. You can bet that this and the fact that another economic recession is in store in the coming months will sink his chances for reelection in 2020. So be it. He doesn’t deserve the presidency. Not that the other psycho socialists deserve it either, but it’s very likely that one of them will be sitting in the White House in 2021. You’ve had your breather for 4 years, I hope you’ve used your time wisely and prepared.

Mr. and Mrs. America, if you don’t wake up RIGHT NOW and start doing something, this will be your future:

And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand? After all, you knew ahead of time that those bluecaps were out at night for no good purpose. And you could be sure ahead of time that you’d be cracking the skull of a cutthroat. Or what about the Black Maria sitting out there on the street with one lonely chauffeur — what if it had been driven off or its tires spiked? The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin’s thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt!

If … if … We didn’t love freedom enough. And even more — we had no awareness of the real situation. We spent ourselves in one unrestrained outburst in 1917, and then we hurried to submit. We submitted with pleasure! – Alexsandr Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago

Do you love freedom enough? Do you love your children enough? If so, get off your butts and start doing something. This is coming whether you like it or not, whether you are prepared or not. If you don’t have the courage or if you’re wasting away in apathy you will personally witness terror like this country has never seen before:

All the cement floor of the great garage (the execution hall of the departmental CHEKA of Kiev) was flooded with blood. This blood was no longer flowing, it formed a layer of several inches: it was a horrible mixture of blood, brains, of pieces of skull, tufts of hair and other human remains. All the walls riddled by thousands of bullets were bespattered with blood; pieces of brains and of scalps were sticking to them.

A gutter twenty-five centimetres wide by twenty-five centemetres deep and about ten metres long ran from the centre of the garage towards a subterranean drain. This gutter along its whole length was full to the top with blood…. Usually, as soon as the massacre had taken place the bodies were conveyed out of the town in motor lorries and buried beside the grave about which we have spoken; we found in a corner of the garden another grave which was older and contained about eighty bodies. Here we discovered on the bodies traces of cruelty and mutilations the most varied and unimaginable. 

Excerpt from Scarlet and the Beast by John Daniel describing the CHEKA executions during the Red Terror after the Russian Revolution. Millions were slaughtered by the Bolsheviks after the communists took over. All of the bourgeoisie (middle class) were disarmed before this took place. This is just one, and only one of the countless instances in history of how a disarmed population was subject to the whim of a murderous government. Keep the above in mind when you hear the violent rhetoric coming from these radicals on the left. They want you dead and if they have their way, they will kill you. But first, they have to disarm you. You have been warned. Plan accordingly.

 

– A Citizen

 

 

 

Open Letter To Senators Lindsey Graham, Marco Rubio, Et. Al

This is an open letter written by Pastor Chuck Baldwin in Montana addressing the dangerous Senate Bill 7 that will be voted on soon. I advise everyone to spread this letter as widely as possible. Send it to your Senators, Representatives, sheriffs, police chiefs, and judges. We are on dangerous ground and I have no doubt that these “red flag laws” will be a catalyst to a second civil war in America if this continues. Never forget that Donald Trump was the one who said shortly after the Parkland, FL school shooting last year to, “Take the guns first, due process second.” I have no doubt that if this egregious bill passes both houses, the President will sign it especially when it already has Republican support.

Pastor Baldwin writes as follows and you can read the original column here: https://chuckbaldwinlive.com/Articles/tabid/109/ID/3854/My-Open-Letter-To-Senators-Lindsey-Graham-Marco-Rubio-Et-Al.aspx

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) has announced that the Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to begin conducting hearings next Tuesday, March 26, on Senate Bill 7, the Extreme Risk Protection Order and Violence Prevention Act of 2019—otherwise known as a national “red flag” gun confiscation bill. The bill was introduced in the Senate by Marco Rubio (R-FL). If this gun confiscation bill passes the U.S. Senate, it will most certainly pass the Democrat-controlled U.S. House of Representatives, and President Donald Trump absolutely WILL sign it into law.

I am writing this open letter to Senators Rubio and Graham, President Trump and the untold numbers of legislators, judges and lawmen that will be working together to facilitate and execute the confiscation of the arms of innocent American citizens—citizens who have not even been charged with a crime.

I have purchased a full-page ad in the capital city newspaper in my home State of Montana, the Helena Independent Record, in which the following letter will appear this Sunday, March 24. I urge readers to feel free to use, copy, promote, publish, etc., this open letter in an attempt to bring this information to the attention of as many people as possible.

The GOP faithful are mostly in denial about what Donald Trump and many Republican senators are up to. They refuse to acknowledge that Trump, Graham, Rubio, et. al are about to enact a gun confiscation bill that rivals anything in Nazi Germany or Stalin’s Russia.

If S.7 becomes law, NO gun owner (and that means YOU) will be protected from the seizure of their firearms. It will not matter that they have not committed a crime; it will not matter that they have not been charged with a crime; and it will not matter that they have never even threatened to commit a crime. And they won’t even realize that it’s happening until the SWAT team bangs on their door at 5am to seize their guns.

The letter below is an in-depth, passionate appeal to everyone involved to STOP S.7 from becoming law. The letter speaks for itself.

Again, I urge everyone to take this open letter and get it into the hands of as many people as you can. If the American people do not arise in massive numbers against this bill, it WILL pass. We are getting NO HELP on this from the NRA or the vast majority of so-called pro-Second Amendment Republicans. Ron Paul, Gun Owners of America (GOA) and a few others are trying to warn the American people about this communistic bill. But that’s about it.

I beg you, folks, distribute this open letter to your friends, your family members, your neighbors, your sheriffs, your chiefs of police, your legislators, your local judges—distribute this letter to EVERYONE. We don’t have much time. And I mean that literally.

[Begin my open letter to Senators Lindsey Graham, Marco Rubio, et. al]

I know I am speaking for tens of thousands of my fellow Montanans and tens of millions of my fellow Americans when I say what I’m about to say.

“Red flag” gun confiscation laws violate every principle of liberty upon which our country was founded. There is no due process associated with “red flag” laws. A judge’s order to seize the firearms from an American citizen who has not been accused of a crime, charged with a crime, convicted of a crime—or who never even threatened to commit a crime—based on the accusation of a single individual is anything but due process.

Our accuser could be a disgruntled employee, a bitter ex-spouse or relative, a vengeful neighbor, an anti-gun liberal or even an anti-gun policeman. By definition, “red flag” laws use mere suspicion of what one “might” do as justification to seize a person’s firearms. Tactics such as these have been used in virtually every despotic regime of history. In the name of protecting society, the rights and liberties of individuals were denied. Eventually, these repressive governments included political or religious persuasion as triggering “red flags,” which led to their disarmament—all in the name of public safety, of course.

You know as well as I do that when the rights of ONE American are abridged, the rights of ALL Americans are abridged. This is not yet a communist nation where the rights of the state—or even the rights of a majority of citizens—supersede the rights of the individual.

Furthermore, it is a fallacy to suggest that a mental health diagnosis, by itself, indicates that someone is automatically a threat to himself or others. Dr. Ann Bukacek, a highly respected medical doctor in the community in which I live, recently wrote:

Mental health diagnoses given by physicians or other mental health care workers do not predict firearm violence. As a physician for over 30 years who has treated many patients with mental health diagnoses and some autistic spectrum patients, I have not had one of those patients commit an act of gun violence. I did have a patient who bludgeoned a man to death with a blunt object, and that patient carried no mental health diagnosis. Psychopaths with no conscience, especially the more intelligent ones, usually escape detection and/or a particular diagnosis.

This doctor’s examination of the issue reflects reality.

Besides, under these “red flag” laws, exactly who is it that determines that someone is “crazy”? Is it one judge, who bases his or her conclusion on the accusations of just one individual? Is it up to politicians or government bureaucrats to define who is and who is not “crazy”?

There are some people who believe that anyone who would even own a firearm is “crazy.” Others believe one’s political or religious beliefs qualify him as “crazy.” Heck! We have all read the documentation of various governments (local, State and federal) that have assigned all kinds of “crazy” (even “dangerous”) definitions against people based on their interpretation of Bible prophecy or their association with political candidates such as former Congressman Ron Paul or their opposition to politically correct ideologies, etc.

Does the judge who issues a warrant to seize a person’s firearms under a “red flag” law provide the accused with an opportunity to defend himself BEFORE violating his constitutional and Natural rights? No. Does the judge provide an opportunity for a close examination of the accusations against the accused (including investigating the accuser) BEFORE violating his constitutional and Natural rights? No. Does the judge allow the accused to face his accuser BEFORE violating his constitutional and Natural rights? No.

“Red flag” laws turn the Bill of Rights and the fundamental legal doctrine that a man is innocent until proven guilty completely upside down. “Red flag” laws are a mockery to every constitutional principle of liberty since the Magna Carta. Seizing a citizen’s firearms by force (and thereby rendering him defenseless) without a crime being committed—or even the accusation of a crime being made—is old-fashioned TYRANNY. Such an act presumes a person is guilty until proven innocent.

Then there is this: After the guns are seized, it could take years for the victim to prove his innocence (or competence) and have his guns returned—and in what condition would they be when (and IF) returned? Furthermore, will you legislators, judges and police officers who collaborate to strip an innocent person’s ability to defend himself accept any responsibility when the real bad guys take advantage of this person’s vulnerability and invade his home and bludgeon or rape or even kill his family? Of course you won’t. But mark it down: You will be held responsible in the eyes of Almighty God—and in the eyes of the citizens you have victimized.

And are you really going to try and tell us that police officers are more competent and mentally stable than the rest of us? Are you kidding? The examples of improper, unsafe, careless and even homicidal acts of cops with guns are ubiquitous.

It was an FBI agent who was armed at a nightclub in Denver and then started gyrating and dancing like a madman until his handgun fell on the floor, discharged and wounded a fellow patron. But no official even questioned this officer’s fitness to possess a firearm—even AFTER that event took place.

Then there is the case of the Dallas police officer who walked into the wrong apartment and shot and killed the man who lived inside. Where was the “red flag” regarding this officer? And what about the two police officers in St. Louis who used a revolver to play Russian roulette, and one of the two wound up shooting and killing the other one? Why wasn’t a “red flag” raised about these nincompoops? These stories could go on forever.

Where are the “red flag” laws for the policemen and sheriff’s deputies in this country? The only difference between them and the rest of us who are being victimized by these draconian “red flag” laws is that they wear badges, and we do not—and the other difference is the vast majority of private citizens who carry firearms are not nearly as stupid and incompetent as the policemen mentioned above.  

So much for equal justice under the law.

It has taken many of us a lifetime of hard work and labor to be able to obtain our gun collections; we have successfully passed FBI background checks and local and State requirements and obligations for responsible gun ownership, yet our guns are going to be confiscated overnight on the word of someone (an anonymous someone, at that) who claims we “might” be unsuitable to own a gun? Again, such an act turns American history and our Bill of Rights upside down.  

Kris Kobach is the former Secretary of State of Kansas. He is a former professor of constitutional law at UMKC School of Law. He wrote an excellent analysis of the constitutional violations of these “red flag” laws:

  1. The seizure of guns without any hearing at all. The laws all contain an ex parte provision that allows the state to temporarily seize a person’s guns without even notifying the gun owner or giving him a chance to be heard. This is the quintessential denial of due process. The Fourth Amendment makes clear that a person cannot be denied of liberty (to exercise one’s constitutional right to bear arms) without due process of law. This confiscation is “temporary,” but it can easily lead to long-term or permanent confiscation.
  2. Based on the testimony of one unrelated person. The confiscation order can be based on the testimony of only one person claiming that the gun owner poses a risk to the safety of himself or others. The law [proposed in Kansas] deceptively says that it has to be the testimony of a “family member.” But “family member” is defined to include “former dating partners” and anyone who has ever lived with the defendant. So a jilted former boyfriend or girlfriend, or even a roommate from years ago, could easily set in motion the disarming of a lawful gun owner.
  3. Using a very low standard of proof. The standard for obtaining an ex parte order against a gun owner is absurdly low – one need only show “reasonable cause” to believe that the person may pose a risk. That’s even lower than the “probable cause” standard for obtaining a search warrant. In addition, the judge is forced to rush his decision and issue the confiscation order on the same day of the ex parte hearing. Within two weeks of the ex parte hearing, a hearing with the gun owner present must occur; the purpose is to put in place a long-term confiscation order. But even at that hearing, the standard of proof is far below the “beyond a reasonable doubt” standard used in criminal trials. Rather, it need only be shown by “a preponderance of evidence” that the person poses a risk of injury to self or others. What kind of evidence? Things like the “reckless storage” of firearms and drinking habits can be considered. If you keep a handgun in the bedside table and drink beer regularly, you may [be] in trouble.
  4. Shifting the burden of proof to the gun owner. The long-term confiscation order lasts up to a year, but may be renewed indefinitely. Once it is in place, it becomes very difficult to remove. To have the confiscation order lifted, the gun owner must prove he does not pose a threat to himself or others. Proving a negative is nearly impossible. Adding insult to injury, the bill even authorizes local law enforcement to charge the gun owner a storage fee for confiscating and storing his guns.

The implementation of “red flag” laws (at any level) is unconscionable and totally unacceptable. And I am here to warn you that there are millions of Americans who will never submit to such oppression. None of us wants to see acts of violence committed against law enforcement personnel in America, but when law enforcers begin carrying out these draconian “red flag” laws, they will begin lighting the matches of resistance in the hearts of freedom-loving people in this country like hasn’t been seen in over 150 years.

We have already heard about Gary Willis, the Maryland man who was killed by police officers in his own home as they attempted to carry out a “red flag” order to seize his guns. This man had committed no crime; he had not been accused of committing a crime; he was given no hearing and no due process. Mr. Willis did not attempt to harm the officers; he merely resisted their efforts to disarm him, and he was killed on the spot—in his own home—by police officers who had taken an oath to protect the liberties of this poor innocent man.

I assure you, Mr. Willis will not be the last American to resist the attempted confiscation of his firearms.

Do you legislators, judges, county sheriffs, chiefs of police, sheriff’s deputies and city policemen not realize that “red flag” laws are tantamount to a declaration of war against the American people? Are you so far removed from “the laws of Nature and Nature’s God” that you cannot see this? Do you not realize that in spite of all of Great Britain’s abuses of power, our colonist forebears did not openly rebel against the Crown until King George sent troops to Lexington and Concord to confiscate the colonists’ firearms? You do understand that, right? And you do understand, do you not, that the blood of the colonists flows in the veins of we Americans?

At what point do the American people come to believe that you truly do NOT wish to honor your oath to the Constitution or behave in a manner that truly honors America’s Second Amendment and the heritage of liberty that we all share as Americans? At what point do we Americans lose all respect for our civil magistrates and peace officers? For many Americans, that point will come when policemen bang on their doors at 5am and attempt to seize their guns.

Do you not realize that every single instance of an innocent person being subjected to a “red flag” gun confiscation order will only magnify and strengthen the resentment and animosity in the hearts of the community against these laws—and against the ones who are creating and implementing them? Do you not understand that this is a powder keg that could explode into all-out rebellion at any time? Do you want that? I don’t want that! I don’t want that for my wife and me, my children and grandchildren, my friends or my community.

Why would you legislators, judges and policemen even think about doing such a thing?  

In the name of all that we hold dear, in the name of the brave men at Lexington Green and Concord Bridge, in the name of every American who has given his life in defense of the principles contained in our Declaration of Independence, our Constitution and our Bill of Rights—including many of our brave police officers and sheriff’s deputies—and in the name of the Natural Laws of our Creator, please STOP this madness before you literally tear our communities and our country apart.

As a legislator, you must not pass any semblance of a “red flag” law; as a judge, you must not issue a gun confiscation warrant on the basis of a “red flag” law; as a sheriff or chief of police, you must not order your officers to confiscate a citizen’s guns on the basis of a “red flag” warrant; and if you are a sheriff’s deputy or city policeman, you must not obey an order to confiscate your fellow citizens’ guns on the basis of a “red flag” law.

I beg you to realize what you are doing. I beg you to refuse to participate in this madness. I beg you to join your fellow churchmen, clubmen, neighbors, friends and townsmen and help us turn back this dastardly attempt to transform our constitutional republic into another repressive regime that, in the end, would require The People to tear it down.

Again, I beg you to think about what you are doing, about the pain you are causing, about the lives you are ruining and about the potential harm you are inflicting on our country.  

“Red flag” laws are on the wrong side of history, the wrong side of our Constitution, the wrong side of liberty and on the wrong side of the laws of God.

[End open letter]

And here is a short video of this letter on my YouTube channel. Feel free to share the video version of this letter as well.

Folks, please take this seriously. Our liberties—and maybe our lives—hang in the balance.