A class action lawsuit was filed in a New Jersey court last month to challenge the constitutionality of red flag laws that take away firearms from an individual deemed a threat without due process following an arbitrary judicial decree.
Albert J. Rescinio is a New Jersey attorney representing David Greco, a man whose firearm was seized under the Extreme Risk Protection Order Act of 2018 after the law went into effect in September. He is arguing that red flag laws abrogate the constitutional rights of citizens who have not committed any crime.
“Why can’t you give people the opportunity to know what is going on? To give them the opportunity to be heard?” Rescinio said. “You are being deprived of your constitutional rights without a hearing, without being given the opportunity to know what is going on.”
Rescinio is petitioning the court of law to issue a preliminary injunction that would prevent the implementation of Extreme Risk Protection Orders across the state. The lawsuit has been filed against New Jersey’s Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness, Attorney General Gurbir Grewal, and several local law enforcement agencies.
Scott Bach, who works as executive director of the Association of New Jersey Rifle & Pistol Clubs, is working on a legal challenge against red flag laws too.
“The system is rigged against the honest gun owner,” he said.
The New Jersey red flag law allows a law enforcement officer, relative, or household member to petition the state Supreme Court to take away an individual’s firearms, despite the fact that they have committed no crime. The judge simply has to determine there is “good cause” to remove the guns, and they are seized by police indefinitely.
Rescinio’s client, Greco was accused by authorities of posting anti-Semitic content online, which was used as the reason to take his rights. Police accuse of him of having contact with a mass shooter who killed 11 individuals at a Pittsburgh, PA synagogue last year, an allegation that he vehemently denies.
“I never at any time had any contact or communication whatsoever with the 2018 Pittsburgh Temple shooter, and I specifically stated that I thought what he had done was clearly wrong, disgraceful and horrible,” Greco said.
Despite his refutation of these charges, Camden County Superior Court Judge Edward McBride signed the order to confiscate his gun anyway. Cops showed up to take his firearm anyway via a no-knock search warrant.
“He was shocked. He was upset. He had no clue that they were going to be coming to his house,” Rescinio said. “It wasn’t like he was holding a cache of weapons or he had automatic firearms. He had one legal rifle. That was it.”
Although there is an appeals process, it is entirely at the discretion of the judge. The kritarchy ultimately determines whether or not Greco will ever be allowed to have his 2nd Amendment rights again, despite the fact that he stands accused of no crime.
Democrat lawmakers are applauding this heinous infringement upon Constitutional rights.
“(Families) can now ask a judge to intercede and remove the gun until that individual can be tested and be determined to be safe to themselves and others,” said State Assembly Majority Leader Lou Greenwald (D-Camden), adding that the law is “really based around a mental health concern.”
If the class action lawsuit is ultimately successful, it could have ramifications that protect the 2nd Amendment not just in New Jersey, but also throughout the entire nation.
Party Turns Deadly in Mexico as 11 People are Gunned Down
Meanwhile, America’s border policies remain weak.
This past weekend, gunmen riding in a truck in the Mexican state of Jalisco shot up a party, which resulted in the deaths of 11 people, according to Mexican authorities.
In a statement, prosecutors revealed that police discovered the bodies of 10 men, filled with bullets, on the sidewalk right in front of a home in Tonald, a municipality in the Guadalajara metropolitan area.
Inside of the home, the body of a boy was found, while another boy and a woman received treatment at a local hospital.
For those unaware, Jalisco is one of the most economically prominent states in Mexico. In addition, it’s one of the main hubs of drug cartel violence given how it’s the de facto headquarters of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG).
Although Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador was elected in 2018 on a platform to clamp down on violence. However, Mexico is politically on the ropes, as murders go through the roof and cartels continue cutting out de facto statelets within Mexico.
At the end of 2020, one of the most notable casualties was former Jalisco Governor Aristoteles Sandoval. He was killed in a restaurant town in the tourist hub of Puerto Vallarta.
According to the Times of Oman, “Almost 100 murders are registered every day across the country of 126 million people, while more than 82,000 people have disappeared since the so-called war on drugs began in Mexico in 2006.”
Mexico is a mess and sadly, the Biden administration has no serious border policies to contain the instability that will inevitably make its way to the states. Instead, the Biden administration is more concerned with getting bogged down in quagmires in the Middle East.
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