There has been a disturbing trend in the United States as of late regarding the Second Amendment, and The Sunshine State is the latest battleground against the creeping tide of tyranny.
Our right to bear arms shall not be infringed; it says so right there in the Constitution in some of the clearest language that exists within that sacred document. The reasons for this are numerous, but first and foremost, the Second Amendment protects We The People from an abusive government or foreign power who would much rather see us disarmed than prepared.
Given the strength of the language of the amendment itself, the Democratic attempts to subvert the right to bear arms have been creative, to say the least, with layer upon layer of nuisance laws and regulations to make owning a firearm annoying, costly, and difficult. Their latest push for so-called “red flag laws” is just such a maneuver, and allows for local authorities to arbitrarily deem an otherwise model American unfit to exercise their inalienable rights.
In Florida this week, we have arrived at this very concerning constitutional crossroads.
Jerron Smith, 33, had built up an arsenal of weaponry including a glock handgun, a .22 caliber rifle and an AR-15 assault rifle – a favorite of mass shooters.
He had been ordered to give up the weapons after his arrest for allegedly opening fire at a car being driven by a friend in March last year.
Smith, of Deerfield Beach, is facing an attempted murder trial in connection with the shooting – which involved his handgun, police say.
He was placed on a risk protection order under the “red flag” law – enacted in response to the Parkland high school mass shooting in February 2018.
But the gun-owner refused to give up his weapons to deputies voluntarily – forcing authorities to seek a confiscation order from a judge.
Smith is now facing up to five years in prison for failing to handover his constitutionally-protected firearms, despite having not been found guilty of attempted murder by a court of law.
This means that Florida is attempting to subvert the Constitution through local laws – something that is legally and ethically suspicious given that the founding document of our nation is the supreme law of the land, superseding any and all other constructs of modern society.
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