Police refuse to disclose who filed the ‘protective order,’ red flag law that allows officials to seize law-abiding citizens’ guns based on ‘confidential’ claims.
Since the law was placed in effect on October 1, Maryland police have collected people’s guns at a rate of three every day, a total of 114. The family of the man who was slaughtered in his own home are dumbfounded and angry.
The Anne Arundel County officers were serving a ‘protective order’ (which means that anyone can say anyone else is a ‘threat to themselves or others’ and have their constitutional rights stripped away) on 60-year-old, Ferndale resident Gary J. Williams.
He answered his door and naturally got his gun, as anyone who has ever been to Maryland knows is a crucial act.
After he saw the officers, he put the gun down.
When they explained that they were there to seize his lawful property, he became ‘irate,’ and picked up the gun again.
The officers struggled with him and a shot went off, but did not hit anyone or cause anyone injury.
So, then one of the officers decided to shoot and kill him.
The officers’ names have not been released. Sgt. Jacklyn Davis, a police spokeswoman, said she didn’t know if anyone else was home at the time, or who had sought the ‘protective order’ against Williams.
A spokeswoman for the Maryland Judiciary refused to disclose the protection orders made at the residence on Linwood Avenue, blaming the liberal law, “which states that anything related to an order is confidential unless the court rules otherwise.”
Michele Willis, who was on the scene Monday morning and identified herself as his niece, said the police had been called out the night before because of “family being family.”
Willis explained that she had grown up in the house, and was there on Sunday night to move out her son, who had been helping to care for her grandmother.
“Her uncle, Gary Willis, lived in an apartment above the garage; she said other family members, including her grandmother, another uncle, two aunts and Gary Willis’ girlfriend were also at the home Sunday night.”
She said her uncle “likes to speak his mind,” but argued that he was harmless.
“I’m just dumbfounded right now,” she said. “My uncle wouldn’t hurt anybody.”
She and other family members stood down the street in the rain while waiting for police to let family members into the home Monday morning.
Willis said the officers should have continued to negotiate with her uncle.
Many people believe that she is absolutely right, and that such unlawful seizure orders are not only unconstitutional, but a recipe for disaster.
Now, one grandfather is dead because of a law that seeks to nullify the constitution… for ‘protection.’