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   Bingo.    What many here have heard about is the embrancing of "red flag warnings" by current WH regime.    I do not know how much people here have given thought to this, but one has to comprehend that it is not new, but it does have a new bow on it via the current WH regime:

 

In a post-9/11 America, Trump’s promise bodes ill for whatever remnants of freedom we have left. With that promise, flippantly delivered without any apparent thought for the Constitution’s prohibitions on such overreach, the president has given the FBI the green light to violate Americans’ civil liberties in every which way.

This is how the Emergency State works, after all.

Although the damage wrought by these power grabs has been most evident in recent presidential administrations—under Trump, Obama, Bush and Clinton—the seeds of this present madness were sown, according to Unger, in 1940, when President Roosevelt, the “founding father of modern extraconstitutional presidential war-making, the military-industrial compl...,” declared a national emergency.

So what does the government’s carefully calibrated response to this current crisis mean for freedom as we know it? Compliance and control.

For starters, consider Trump’s embrace of red flag gun laws, which allow the police to remove guns from people “suspected” of being threats, will only add to the government’s power.

As The Washington Post reports, these laws “allow a family member, roommate, beau, law enforcement officer or any type of medical professional to file a petition [with a court] asking that a person’s home be temporarily cleared of firearms. It doesn’t require a mental-health diagnosis or an arrest.

Be warned: these laws, growing in popularity as a legislative means by which to seize guns from individuals viewed as a danger to themselves or others, are yet another Trojan Horse, a stealth maneuver by the police state to gain greater power over an unsuspecting and largely gullible populace.

 

    

Consider what happened in Maryland after a police officer attempted to “enforce” the state’s new red flag law, which went into effect in Oct. 2018.

At 5 am on a Monday, two police officers showed up at 61-year-old Gary Willis’ house to serve him with a court order requ.... Willis answered the door holding a gun. (In some states, merely answering the door holding a gun is enough to get you killed by police who have a tendency to shoot first and ask questions later.) Willis initially set his gun aside while he spoke with the police. However, when the police attempted to serve him with the gun confiscation order, Willis reportedly became “irate” and picked up his gun again. At that point, a struggle ensued, causing the gun to go off. Although no one was harmed by the struggle, one of the cops shot and killed Willis.

According to the Anne Arundel County police chief, the shooting was a sign that the red flag law is needed. What the police can’t say with any certainty is what they prevented by shooting and killing Willis.

 

   The current WH regime is moving very rapidly to install their police state.   While people are concerned there, note that the Labor Dept. is quietly moving to justify the RW bias.  https://www.newsweek.com/labor-department-proposes-religious-bias-exemption-hiring-practices-federal...  

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@Olderscout66 wrote:

It took the NRAGOP a couple generations to get us to where we are today - so misinformed we think we cannot possibly rely on police to protect us and must be armed to the teeth to make our school children safe from mindless slaughter.

 

Time to end the insanity and recall how our grandparents on the "frontier" of the Wild West handled the problem - NO GUNS IN TOWN! Need one to shoot rattlesnakes or rustlers on your homestead? No problem. Come to town for shopping or to live? No rattlesnakes or rustlers, so NO GUNS in town - EXCEPT for the Lawmen.

 

The nonsense that this would mean only the criminals would have guns is nothing but an NRAGOP mantra they chant whenever anyone tries to reduce the profits of the Death Merchants. A "bounty" for turning in illegal gun owners would solve that problem double-quick because, like Republicans, criminals have no honor.


Then there is the false equivalency of prohibition or drugs and guns. Nobody is going to "cook up" an AK-47 in a jungle hut or an RV in the middle of the desert. 

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It took the NRAGOP a couple generations to get us to where we are today - so misinformed we think we cannot possibly rely on police to protect us and must be armed to the teeth to make our school children safe from mindless slaughter.

 

Time to end the insanity and recall how our grandparents on the "frontier" of the Wild West handled the problem - NO GUNS IN TOWN! Need one to shoot rattlesnakes or rustlers on your homestead? No problem. Come to town for shopping or to live? No rattlesnakes or rustlers, so NO GUNS in town - EXCEPT for the Lawmen.

 

The nonsense that this would mean only the criminals would have guns is nothing but an NRAGOP mantra they chant whenever anyone tries to reduce the profits of the Death Merchants. A "bounty" for turning in illegal gun owners would solve that problem double-quick because, like Republicans, criminals have no honor.

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Ushering in the police state?

 

This is how terrorism works.

 

Long after the act of terrorism is over peaceful people are still afraid.

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   Was at a shopping center in my city today.    Was in the parking lot and heard a "bam".   I looked around an another couple were walking towards a store as well.   We all stopped and turned toward the sound.   An apparent backfire.    

    As we walked toward a store entrance I asked them what they thought.    My thought was a single sound - probably a backfire...multiple rapid sounds - I was headed toward the ground.

    We talked about the crazy time in which we live  right now and what we could do about it.   And then I held the door for them and we parted ways.   

 

    Yea Texas we are the leaders in this craziness...let by a Lt. Gov who truely in insane.....it was videos and anti-god nonsense - never guns.

 

     

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And parents walk past the armed police guards on their way to pick up bulletproof backpacks for their children.

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We are close enough to El Paso to be considered a suburb. I stopped into the local Walmart to discover an armed  police officer wearing a vest at each entrance. How ironic that those who claim to own guns to preserve our liberties have created the environment whereby we welcome an armed officer to watch every aspect of our daily lives.

 

But, hey, as they said in Hong Kong, "the government would never take advantage of this".


No need to travel to Hong Kong to see what the GOP is up to - they have stated publically their goal is the destruction of our society so they can rebuild one in their image on the ashes of Democracy.

 

What better way then to ensure the criminals are more heavily armed than the Police, and have a ToadPOTUS telling the mentally unstable GOPerBase we are being INVADED by a hostile force seeking to destroy our society when the ones actually plotting that destruction all have an (R) after their names.

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We are close enough to El Paso to be considered a suburb. I stopped into the local Walmart to discover an armed  police officer wearing a vest at each entrance. How ironic that those who claim to own guns to preserve our liberties have created the environment whereby we welcome an armed officer to watch every aspect of our daily lives.

 

But, hey, as they said in Hong Kong, "the government would never take advantage of this".

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