Minority Report

BY Herschel Smith
1 year, 2 months ago

News from Colorado.

Domestic abusers are generally prohibited from possessing firearms, but in many states, ensuring these offenders turn over their guns is difficult. A new investigator in the Denver, Colorado, District Attorney’s office is trying to change that by removing guns case-by-case.

The investigator spends his days listening to 911 calls, scanning social media and talking to family members, looking for signs that someone who has been charged with a domestic violence-related offense and who has a restraining order against them, has a gun.

Prosecutors can use the evidence collected by the investigator to ask a judge for a warrant ordering the removal of the gun. Sometimes removal is worked out on the fly by the lawyers in court as a condition of bond release.

The Denver District Attorney’s Office says that in his first four months on the job, the investigator — whose name the office won’t release due to safety concerns — helped take 49 guns from 14 people.

The father of one of those people described his 47-year old son as troubled.

“Relationship breakdowns, bipolar, drug abuse, on his own, no job, despondent,” Tom said of his son. Guns & America agreed not to use the father’s last name or his son’s full name because a criminal case against his son is pending.

Those qualities made Tom think about descriptions of mass shooters he has heard on the news.

“He had a very extensive gun collection,” Tom said, explaining why he was so worried. “Which brings us to our conversation about guns.”

Last October, there was an incident. According to the police report, Tom’s son and his girlfriend had been fighting. He had left her dozens of voicemails, emails, texts and showed up at her apartment, which “alarmed the victim and terrified her,” according to the police report. Tom’s son was charged with harassment and stalking. A judge issued a restraining order against him, which meant he was no longer legally allowed to have guns.

At that point, Tom says the domestic violence investigator at the Denver District Attorney’s Office got involved, coordinating among the father, his son, and the police to get the guns shipped and legally transferred to Tom.

“It gave me some hope that there are ways of doing the right thing,” Tom said. “Those guns are now registered to me and my son cannot get a hold of them right now.”

What is rare about the investigator’s work is that it is active instead of passive, taking guns from people who are barred from having them before they use them to commit a crime.

“One of the key overarching firearm violence prevention strategies that we use in the U.S. is to prohibit the purchase and possession of guns among those deemed high-risk of committing violent acts,” said Hannah Laqueur, an assistant professor of emergency medicine with the Violence Prevention Research Program at the University of California, Davis.

Minority report.  Knowing all about who is going to commit violent acts before they actually do them.  And it’s a “key overarching feature of violence prevention” in the U.S.

Where the author got this very wrong is parroting the statement that this is rare.  It has quickly become the most abused nanny-state program in the country.  It essentially replaces the AWB, the lack of UBC, and the lack of gun permitting by the CLEO.  One by one, it’s the most effective gun control effort by the controllers by far, and they know it.  Florida has confiscated thousands of weapons since implementation of their red flag law.

I say again: Be careful what you say over social media.  Have control over your family.  Have children that obey.  Be a good husband and spiritual leader in the home.  Show you wife love, mercy, tenderness and care.  Lay down your life for her as Christ loved the church.

And never call the police for anything.  You are always in more danger when the police are around.


Comments

  1. On February 28, 2020 at 9:13 am, Ed said:

    A 10-year-old boy was accidentally shot by his babysitter while she was taking selfies with a gun, police say. https://edition.cnn.com/2020/02/26/us/boy-shot-babysitter-selfie-trnd/index.html

  2. On February 28, 2020 at 9:45 am, X said:

    Better not EVER have angry words with anybody, because they can and will be used to take not only YOUR guns, but the guns of EVERYONE in the entire household.

    This sure sounds like the father is getting shafted for his hotheaded son. Note that he is PERMANENTLY banned from having a handgun… no arrests, no charges:

    https://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/politics/albany/2020/02/27/red-flag-law-upstate-new-york-guns-seized-judge-liquor-store-owner/4890509002/

    Beware!

  3. On February 28, 2020 at 9:48 am, X said:

    “One of the key overarching firearm violence prevention strategies that we use in the U.S. is to prohibit the purchase and possession of guns among those deemed high-risk of committing violent acts,” said Hannah Laqueur, an assistant professor of emergency medicine with the Violence Prevention Research Program at the University of California, Davis.

    So, Hannah, then we prohibit blacks from having guns?

    Oh, WAIT…

  4. On February 29, 2020 at 12:32 pm, MTHead said:

    In Oregon, They have their own background check system for firearms purchases. We started noticing more and more people on “delay” status. Come to find out, if you were ever convicted for assault 4. They were looking in the arrest reports to see if it a domestic situation or not. Even if domestic violence wasn’t charged in the original conviction.
    Problem is you can’t explain to tyrants that background checks / red flags are useless against mind a set on murder. I mean they work real well in Baltimore, Shitago, and Det-riot right?
    U.C. Davis, One of the finest communist shitholes capitalism ever bought!

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