Court Jury Questionnaire On Firearms

BY Herschel Smith
1 month, 1 week ago

From reddit/firearms.

Court jury questionnaire. Part 26. “Do you own firearms or have you owned firearms? Do you feel strongly one way or the other about them?”

This questionnaire makes it clear on the top page that ANYTHING you write down on the sheets are publicly searchable by individuals and media.

Talk about having people admit to the state they own firearms.

The best response seems to be this one from a redditor.

Ask the clerk quietly and politely to speak to the judge. Explain your reservation to the questionnaire and that it infringes upon your 4th amendment right to be summoned by the court to then be questioned about the free exercise of your constitutional rights and your personal property and since it’s under threat of perjury if you lie, it’s also a 5th Amendment issue.

Judge will tell you to have a nice day and excuse you quietly because one potential juror in a pool isn’t worth the work and they don’t want people who are competent anyway.

Do not divulge anything to the state.  They don’t have a right to know what you have or why you have it.  If readers have a better answer, feel free to weigh in.  Perhaps a lawyer could help us out.


Comments

  1. On October 31, 2019 at 11:39 pm, Mr. America said:

    Do they define what “firearms” are? No. Then just say no.

  2. On November 1, 2019 at 9:40 am, revjen45 said:

    As I understand the legal definition of the term “firearm” it applies to guns like the Raptor and clones thereof.
    I don’t own any of those, so I guess the answer is No.
    _revjen45

  3. On November 1, 2019 at 10:53 am, MTHead said:

    Signing under the “penalty of Perjury” is a waiver of your 5th. amendment. Therefor one cannot be “compelled” to do so?
    As in you cannot compel me to sign my tax form? Because if I made a mistake it could be used against me in court. Thus violating my 5th.?
    Use that one and you’ll see the real demon come out.
    The first thing you will hear is: What are you, some kind of,——-. And Constitutionalist will probably be the nicest name you’ll be called.
    Ah… the good old days!

  4. On November 1, 2019 at 2:41 pm, ExpatNJ said:

    The Census – with its own invasive questions – will soon probe Patriots once again. Just as the answers to the jury questionnaire in the example above become public knowledge, answers to the Census questions will become public knowledge also, regardless of the Census’ lies about “confidentiality”, etc.

    The Census does NOT suspend nor supersede the Fifth Amendment. You have a Fifth Amendment Right to NOT testify against yourself; this is the same reason a felon is not required to register a weapon. The Census has only one statutorily-required question: “How many people live at this address”.

    If a Census employee approaches you, and demands information, stand firm, and continue to answer ONLY the one, statutorily-required question: “How many people live at this address”. Make an audio/video record of the encounter. Do NOT be cajoled nor coerced into giving any other info. Instruct your family to do likewise. Ask your neighbors not to give any info about you, and let them know why. Repeat as necessary.

    Consider this: answering “YES’ to the question, “Are you a Citizen?”, makes that person/address/addressee subject to the Laws/Rules/Regulations of the Corporation of The United States.” Other questions increase the indentured servitude of that same person/address/addressee. Your service in life belongs to The Lord, not The State.

    BTW: This is NOT legal advice. You have to PAY for that …

  5. On November 1, 2019 at 5:51 pm, Fred said:

    “Your service in life belongs to The Lord, not The State.”

    Amen.

  6. On November 2, 2019 at 8:51 am, Badger said:

    I remember fondly the response from Sen. Fred Thompson (RIP) to the political vetting at an obligatory (for candidates) NRA dinner. After lackluster & disingenuous tales of shooting .22’s and pigeons out behind the barn with a .410 from other candidates, Thompson got up and said:
    “I have alot of guns. I’m not going to tell you how many, what kind, or where they are. It’s nobody’s business but mine.”
    There endeth the lesson.

  7. On November 2, 2019 at 2:55 pm, Ned said:

    This should help:

    26 USC § 5845(a)

    The term “firearm” means (1) a shotgun having a barrel or barrels of less than 18 inches in length; (2) a weapon made from a shotgun if such weapon as modified has an overall length of less than 26 inches or a barrel or barrels of less than 18 inches in length; (3) a rifle having a barrel or barrels of less than 16 inches in length; (4) a weapon made from a rifle if such weapon as modified has an overall length of less than 26 inches or a barrel or barrels of less than 16 inches in length; (5) any other weapon, as defined in subsection (e); (6) a machinegun; (7) any silencer (as defined in section 921 of title 18 , United States Code); and (8) a destructive device. The term “firearm” shall not include an antique firearm or any device (other than a machinegun or destructive device) which, although designed as a weapon, the Secretary finds by reason of the date of its manufacture, value, design, and other characteristics is primarily a collector’s item and is not likely to be used as a weapon.

  8. On November 3, 2019 at 8:36 am, revjen45 said:

    So, it sounds like “firearm” applies to guns that fall under the purview of NFA’34.
    I have never owned such.
    Therefore, the correct answer is NO, aside from the tragic loss over the Challenger Deep.
    Is the truth any defense if Leviathan decides that while technically true, you were trying to mislead the Reichsgericht? We all know the Sipos can fabricate a 1001 beef with any or no pretext – Are the rules for perjury as loose as that? At least you have something written rather than some killer robot’s memory as to what you said.
    In my case the point is moot. I obviously manifest an IQ >85 and my principles are not malleable, so I would be unsuitable for jury service.

  9. On November 4, 2019 at 5:15 pm, Differ said:

    26 USC § 5845(a) is IRS
    18 USC § 921(a)(3) is Criminal code and is what they will refer to.
    The term “firearm” means
    (A) any weapon (including a starter gun) which will or is designed to or may readily be converted to expel a projectile by the action of an explosive;
    (B) the frame or receiver of any such weapon;
    (C) any firearm muffler or firearm silencer; or
    (D) any destructive device. Such term does not include an antique firearm.

  10. On November 5, 2019 at 8:46 pm, streamfortyseven said:

    OK, I’ll bite. I spent 15 years doing criminal defense law, tried six cases to a jury, won three of them. The question about current or previous ownership is irrelevant and intrusive and probably a constitutional violation of the right of privacy. If the questionnaires are open to public and media, the question – if answered *either* way – can put the respondent in potentially lethal danger. Say the respondent is a lady who recently got divorced, and there’s a child custody fight and a restraining order in place. She states that she has no guns and has never owned one. Her ex-husband gets a look at the questionnaire, and decides to resolve the dispute, in his favor, forever. So that’s one very bad outcome from what seems to be an innocuous question – and gun rights doesn’t even factor in.

    What is really being looked for is strong attitudes, one way or another, which would bias the potential juror against the defendant or the prosecution – and if these strong attitudes are present, would serve as justification for a peremptory strike – removal – from the jury panel. And *that* is a relevant question.

  11. On November 5, 2019 at 8:48 pm, streamfortyseven said:

    “gun rights doesn’t even factor in” should be “gun rights don’t even factor in”…

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