The Seattle Police Department is being praised for taking a gun away from Alexander Mckenzie, who is being treated for post-traumatic stress disorder.
Court documents reveal the 31-year-old Army veteran didn’t commit a crime, but new laws allow the courts and police to seize weapons from individuals they deem to be a threat.
Since July, the Seattle Police Department has seized 27 firearms from 16 individuals because of Washington State’s new Extreme Risk Protection Order law.
McKenzie actually agreed with the gun confiscation, implying that his PTSD could make him dangerous.
“I’m grateful that the police got the gun away from me,” McKenzie told Fox News.
But more importantly, many Americans are alarmed over the idea of trading liberty for safety.
Washington is just one of six states in the country that have already passed “red flag” laws in the past year.
But in the wake of the shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida last month, roughly 30 states are now reportedly considering similar measures.
Congressional democrats are also chalking up legislation to federalize the practice of confiscating firearms and banning assault rifles.
Liberals aren’t slowly eroding the right to bear arms, they are actively trying to completely abolish the Second Amendment.
Under extreme risk protection laws — also referred to as “red flag ” laws — courts and police departments can legally seize firearms away from any person they deem unfit or unstable.
That means state officials can confiscate guns from individuals without making an arrest or charging them with a crime.
While cases like the one involving McKenzie may show he wasn’t mentally fit to possess a firearm, many worry this is just the beginning of a plan to establish dictatorial actions to confiscate weapons from law-abiding citizens.
Liberals are using “safety concerns” as a facade to trample of the right to bear arms.
Give them an inch, they will take a mile.