Illegal Gun Seizures Planned

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Washington DC is at it again. Maybe they figure they have to do this before the Supreme Court decides it is against the Constitution to ban hand guns, but they are planning on searching and seizing all hand guns in the DC area. They say it is strictly voluntary, and those being searched are under immunity from prosecution, so long as they do not find a gun in your possession! If they do, all bets are off. So don’t fall for this bull pucky!

From My favorite, Lou Dobbs we get this:

Up next, the latest threat to your privacy. Your most basic constitutional right, you still have them. Let’s try to hang on to them. We will have a special report in just a moment.

Stay with us we are coming right back.

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DOBBS: Well, Washington, D.C. has the toughest handgun ban in the country. Constitutional rights of all kinds are under attack in that city. D.C. police now are watching an aggressive and some say purely illegal plan to search homes for illegal handguns.

Bill Tucker has our report.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

BILL TUCKER, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice over): Police in Washington, D.C. are getting ready to go door to door in high crime neighborhoods asking to search for illegal guns and drugs. The response from community activists and the ACLU is simple and blunt.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Do not let the police inside your house.

TUCKER: Critics don’t want constitutional rights sacrificed for some quick fix as they call the police plan.

JOHNNY BARNES, ACLU: If the founding fathers were not concerned with the British troops coming into their homes, we would not have the Fourth Amendment. That is why we have it. And they condition passage of the Constitutuion on passage of the Bill of Rights. This is not something to be taken lightly.

Here is the 4th Amendment for you:

U.S. Constitution: Fourth Amendment

Fourth Amendment – Search and Seizure

Amendment Text | Annotations

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

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    TUCKER: The Fourth Amendment guards against unreasonable surges. Directs that search and warrants only be granted only for probable cause. We have a description of what is being sought. Those rights can be waived but only if consent is informed and not coerced.

    TRACI HUGHES, D.C. METROPOLITAN POLICE DEPT: This is program that people have been asking us to implement, we are doing it, and it is entirely voluntary. No constitutional rights are going to be violated.

    TUCKER: Some of the community does support the program.

    TIJWANNA PHILLIPS, ADVISORY NEIGHBORHOOD COMM.: The good people make up the majority and the good people are tired of living where we feel like we are subject to those that are committing crimes in our community.

    TUCKER: But many are wary. They know that while people consenting to searches have amnesty, that amnesty is void if a gun is discovered in search is found to have been used to commit a crime.

    RONALD HAMPTON, NATL. BLACK POLICE ASSN.: We shouldn’t be letting the police in. I served there for a quarter of a century. I wouldn’t let the police in my house.

    TUCKER: Police say the Safe Homes initiative won’t begin until the officers it selects are well-trained in how to carry out the program.

    (END VIDEOTAPE)

    TUCKER: Gun surrender programs call for people to voluntarily turn in illegal guns in return for amnesty or cash, sometimes both. There is very little precedent for programs like the one in D.C. Boston has been trying to implement a similar program since late last year, but haven’t been able to because of community resistance. St. Louis did implement one in the mid ’90s, Lou, but it abandoned the plan.

    DOBBS: Well you know how I hate to take a position, but what idiot came up with this direct assault on constitutional rights? I mean, what — the people of Washington, D.C. ought to be telling somebody to stick it big time.

    TUCKER: Well, the communities so far have. I asked them where they got this idea. They said we got it from St. Louis and we got it from Boston. Both —

    DOBBS: Well wait a minute. Who in Washington — who in Washington got this idea? The mayor? Who is this? The chief of police?

    TUCKER: This is the chief of police.

    DOBBS: The chief of police — these are the people who don’t trust the people of Washington, D.C. to have a gun to protect themselves in their own homes.

    TUCKER: And then — they will tell you — the chief and police will tell you they got it from the people, Lou.

    DOBBS: Yes, well — I’ll tell you what the chief and whoever is with the chief on this — go read the Constitution of the United States. You are out of your mind. Cut it out. This shouldn’t even be a matter to take up with the ACLU or anyone else. How about that simple decency, intelligence and common sense? How about just the absolute enrapture that you might have with American values?

    The idea you would knock on a man or woman’s home, on their door, unbelievable. These — what are these people — what are they doing? They are not going to just let this stand, surely.

    TUCKER: Well, they haven’t been able to implement it, Lou. They keep trying to and they keep backing off implementing the program because resistance from the community, the one whose idea this was, has been so strong.

    DOBBS: Well — who is the one idea? Who is the one person with this idea? There’s always one person. I’d like to know who the hell that fool is. So to speak.

    Bill Tucker, thank you very much.

    Thanks for being with us tonight. Good night from New York.

    Again, I agree with Lou, these people have to be OUT of their Minds even attempting this! With the police NOT obligated to protect them, the very same police want to disarm them so they CAN’T Protect Themselves??? Is the whole world insane?

    Where is the off button so I can get off this merry-go-round? I want to find the real world, the sane world, where we have a president who KNOWS how to run the country! Where the victims of Katrina aren’t still without a city and livable conditions and levies that work, where the key-stone cops don’t run the government, where graft and good-ole boys have jobs because they can buy the most position, and real plans mean the United States is strong and respected again. Is that too much to ask?

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    ~ by justmytruth on March 27, 2008.

    4 Responses to “Illegal Gun Seizures Planned”

    1. And it is good to have people who still feel as passionate about this country as I do. Drop by anytime and have a say. We need more people to get up off the couch and get involved.

    2. This issue really gets my blood boiling because the founding fathers knew what they werer doing when they incoporated the bill of rights into the constitution. They suffered theough injustice and oppression at the hands of their king and former government and wanted to BE SURE that there were laws to prevent this from happening to others in the future.
      I simply cannot beleive that this day has come. In the past, I’ve always joked with my buddies about how”surely…never will the day come, when the government goes door to door to confiscate firearms…”
      I’m not laughing anymore. Our democracy has become a corrupt hierarchy where even the PEOPLE are too lazy to fight for their BASIC CIVIL RIGHTS, while special interest groups and overblow congressmen take them away slowly and secretly.
      How would Thomas Jefferson react to this-I’ll tell you, he’d stand up and demand that HIS government back down from this tyrannical rampage or reap the whirlwind.
      Don’t forget that a government should be afraid of its’ people, not the other way around.
      As a country, we have become so complacent, we don’t even vote anymore!
      This country needs a wake up call, back to reality, to remember what’s important.
      I am ashamed of those that would try an enact such illegal legislation in the “center of demaocracy” such as America is(or used to be).
      Stand up and get these people out of office!!!!!!!!!!!!
      Thank God for conservative Supreme Court Justices!

    3. I hear you! I enjoyed your comment, thanks for posting it. And I’m sure that CH will be watching.

    4. Hopefully(GOD WILLING) the supreme court will actually protect the single thing that holds this “country” together..our constitution.
      Ask any tyrant and they’ll agree-gun control is a great idea!

      Bad guys will NOT voluntarily hand over their guns for amnesty, of all things.
      “sure, I have 15 AK’s in here, while you guys are here, please take all of my illegal drugs too…thanks”
      Sounds to me like DC knows that their ILLEGAL gun ban is coming to an end and they are trying to get in one last sucker punch before the door closes forever.
      I only wish that C Heston could be alive to see this through.
      We really need a “champion” for legal gun ownership, someone to take the fight to the politicians and open peoples eyes.

      Heck, while we’re at it, lets just ban cars all together. Why not? they are the cause of countless deaths and maimings every year.
      It’s certainly not the drivers fault!(SARCASM)

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