A military veteran had his firearms permit revoked and his weapons seized recently after cops mistook his identity for a man who was flagged under a risk protection order in Florida.
Jon Carpenter, a military veteran, had his rights revoked under what is commonly called red flag laws because he shared a name with a man who the courts determined was a threat. Carpenter noted that he had nothing else in common with the drifter who shared his name that allegedly made a threat to an elderly couple, which got him red flagged.
“He’s 110 pounds. I’m 200. He has brown eyes. I have hazel. He has black hair. I have no hair,” Carpenter said.
Carpenter was shocked when he was sent a letter from his state that informed him his firearms license had been suspended. Subsequently, he was reported for elder abuse and ordered to surrender his lawfully-possessed firearms.
Carpenter thought that the problem would soon be remedied based on the contents of his letter.
“The state basically said, If it’s not you, go to the courthouse. They’ll give you a letter and they’ll get you reinstated,” said Carpenter.
However, it did not turn out that way for Carpenter. Because of this mistake, he found out first hand about the cruelty of red flag laws and how they are de-facto gun confiscation.
“Then, he finally comes out, and he’s like you basically have to go to court on the 27th, in two weeks. So I said, ‘I’m guilty until I prove myself innocent? That’s why I’m here, trying to show its not me.’ And he’s like, ‘Since you‘re here, you’ve been served. Here’s your restraining order,’” Carpenter said of what he was subjected to under red flag tyranny.
When Carpenter talked to his sheriff’s office, they helped him to get the injunction dismissed and talked to the state so he could get his firearms license back. He learned that this was going to take awhile. While they revoked his rights in a flash, it was much more difficult for him to get them restored.
He said: “They said they process it in the order it was received and it takes 6-8 weeks. I was like, ‘So you can suspend it in one day, instantly, but for somebody else’s mistake, I’ve got to wait 6-8 weeks?’”
Ultimately, Carpenter was able to get the situation straightened out in less time than that due to his persistence, but he believes his story should be used to point out the folly of red flag laws.
Democrats are gung ho about red flag laws, and they are even joined by some Republicans in their gun control efforts. Even President Trump has expressed some vocal support for the idea, while RINOs like Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) keep cheerleading for them despite their complete and utter lack of constitutionality.
“Without red flag laws you cannot remove guns from someone unless you adjudicate them incompetent or until they commit a crime and can’t pass a background check and red flag laws help us get ahead of it,” said U.S. Senator Marco Rubio.
“You have to go to court. This is not just willy-nilly. A lot of people are concerned about that. There is due process. There is strong due process,” he added.
However, Carpenter’s case proves that Rubio is not telling the truth, and there is no due process that comes before an individual’s constitutional rights are revoked. Red flag laws are an affront to the 2nd Amendment and all the Founding Fathers fought a revolution to establish.
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New Mexico Will Be Newest State to Enact Unconstitutional ‘Red Flag’ Gun Confiscation
The 2nd Amendment is under attack like never before.
The state of New Mexico will be the next state to enact red flag laws that will strip due process rights from gun owners and confiscate their weapons based on an edict from a judge.
The New Mexico state house approved a red flag bill by a 39-31 vote last week. Having previously been passed in the state senate by a 22-20 margin earlier this month, the legislation will be placed on the desk of Democrat Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, who is a massive proponent of red flag laws and expected to enthusiastically sign the bill into law.
“We have an obligation to every single New Mexican, every single family, every single child that we do everything in our power that can provide just that additional layer of safety and public support,” Lujan Grisham said about her support of red flag laws.
The legislation was not passed unanimously by all Democrats in the state house, as legislators Harry Garcia of Grants, Raymundo Lara of Chamberino, Willie Madrid of Chaparral, Rudy Martinez of Bayard, Patricio Ruiloba of Albuquerque, Joseph Sanchez of Alcalde and Candie Sweetser of Deming joined Republicans in opposing the bill.
New Mexico will be the 18th state, along with Washington D.C., to pass this unconstitutional measure that eviscerates multiple amendments of the U.S. Constitution. Counties are passing resolutions to urge Gov. Lujan Grisham not to sign the bill into law.
“Senate Bill 5 and House Bill 7 make criminals of innocent citizens and deprive them of due process of law by making it a criminal offense for gun-owners living with a person made subject to a Red Flag order to not secure their guns from that person, even if the gun owner had no knowledge of the Red Flag order or had no control over another person’s actions,” a resolution passed in Lincoln County states.
In addition to Lincoln County, the counties of Otero and Torrence have passed resolutions condemning red flag laws. Doña Ana County passed a resolution in favor of the anti-constitutional measures.
Big League Politics has highlighted some of the worst abuses stemming from red flag laws that have occurred throughout the country, including a military veteran who lost his weapons due to a case of mistaken identity in Florida; a doctor snitching on a patient who was suing him so his guns would be confiscated in New Jersey; an Iraq War veteran who lost his guns after protesting the governor while wearing a MAGA hat in Oregon; and a man who lost his life when police came to confiscate his guns in Maryland.
Sadly, it will not be long before these kind of heinous abuses come to the state of New Mexico. Lujan Grisham is expected to sign the legislation into law in the upcoming days.
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