Beloit, Wisconsin Police To Residents: ‘Let Us Search Your House for Guns’

Beloit, Wisconsin
Beloit, Wisconsin Police To Residents: ‘Let Us Search Your House for Guns’
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AmmoLand Gun News

Wisconsin –-(Ammoland.com)- In a move that has patriots and second amendment advocates up in arms, a Wisconsin police department has asked its residents to allow them to voluntarily search their homes for weapons.

Police in Beloit claim they are launching a new effort to reduce gun violence in which they’re asking city residents to volunteer to have police search their homes for guns.

Police Chief Norm Jacobs said he doesn’t expect the phone to be ringing off the hook with requests for police to search their homes. He nevertheless hopes the program will encourage people to think about gun violence as an infectious disease “like Ebola, and a home inspection like a vaccine” to help build up the city’s immune system.

“Gun violence is as serious as the Ebola virus is being represented in the media, and we should fight it using the tools that we’ve learned from our health providers.”

Whether one follows that logic or not, many Citizens Defense Leagues, or organizations about the protection of the US second amendment rights, as well as concern over Fourth amendment rights. They have been posting on Facebook and Twitter their outrage over the request and the Police Chief’s comments.

Art Thomm, Vice President and Lobbyist for West Virginia Citizens’ Defense League, was astounded at Jacobs’ suggestion and offered his thoughts to the city of Beloit.

“This is a clear and direct attempt to violate these residents’ fourth amendment rights. Nothing good can come from having a government representative come on your property and let them have an open invitation to look around at your personal belongings. Lawful firearms owners know what they have. They know the guns are legal. The only thing this will do is make certain that they have you clearly written down as owning a firearm. The people of Beloit should be outraged at the idea!”

Beloit, Wisconsin Police Chief Jacobs
Beloit, Wisconsin Police Chief Jacobs

Police Chief Jacobs said he hopes some searches will result in the discovery of guns they didn’t know were in their own homes. He said that there’s also a chance they’ll find guns linked to crimes.

“That’s really what we’re looking for. Maybe we’ll find a toy gun that’s been altered by a youngster in the house — and we know the tragedies that can occur there on occasion.” [because a lot of children are modifying toy guns to be real guns]

What do you think about this issue? Who would allow Police to search their home for guns? Are you concerned there might be guns in your home that you didn’t know you have?

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john
john
5 years ago

A total nut case,the most absurb thing I have read yet,this guy is certifiable,in which case he should not be carring a gun they ought to search his house first ,Whats that verse about casting stones???

Dbltap2x
Dbltap2x
6 years ago

Really, they are concerned that “youngsters” are altering and converting toy guns into real guns? Are adults actually buying that bologna and allowing the police to search their homes? I think there are too many holes in their cheese head brains if they are buying what their police are selling. My advice? Get a friggin grip and lose that so called police chief. Good grief!

lisahawks
lisahawks
6 years ago

that is totally outrageous…..I think someone needs to be fired or retired

jd
jd
6 years ago

Will they take litte Timmy’s Red Ryder bb gun away that Grandpa gave him for Christmas? (“Why yes,son…you could put someones eye out with that thing!”)

Lee
Lee
6 years ago

What’s wrong with this Ichabod Crane looking nit wit.

Chuck
Chuck
6 years ago

Since when is a police chief a 4 star general? Time to make cops cops again. They are not soldiers.

teebonicus
teebonicus
6 years ago

Search after consent doesn’t violate the 4th Amendment.

While this request is ridiculous, let’s not lose our minds and go off the deep end.

Bob Noxious
Bob Noxious
6 years ago

If a voluntary search of your home by police uncovers an otherwise “unknown weapon,” you shouldn’t be allowed to live freely without some sort of supervision.

Suzanne
Suzanne
6 years ago

Geez… just take a look at that zoom-tard… looks like he crawed out of the shallow end of the gene pool!
Between this guy and the retard in Austin, TX, the people really need to get busy and RECALL these twits.

John H. Josselyn
John H. Josselyn
6 years ago

Two Thoughts on this:

1. Any sufficiently advanced degree of incompetence is indistinguishable from malice.

2. When you wonder why things go wrong, never overlook sheer stupidity.

http://www.associatedgunclubs.org/legislative

janice
janice
6 years ago

Are you kidding me? Are the people of this town really going to put up with this claptrap? Who In their right minds would allow a stranger (let alone a cop with out a warrant) to come into their homes and freely search for guns or anything that they consider illegal. Wake up people ! This guy is insane, he’s trying to drag down us with him into whatever form of warped logic that he has concocted to strip us of our civil and constitutional rights! Stand up to these fools say no ,demand that they be impeached, removed from… Read more »

zeprin
zeprin
6 years ago

The only criminal ID’d here is the one with the Badge.
Both he and that other Fascist form Austin should get on the next flight for North Korea.
Someplace where their ideas of police work are appreciated.

Janek
Janek
6 years ago

There must be something in the cheese? LOL

JD
JD
6 years ago

And for the folks who don’t volunteer, we will know who you are
For a no-knock 5am party.

Dan
Dan
6 years ago

Unbelievable.

Dr. Strangelove
Dr. Strangelove
6 years ago

I think the chief has been sniffing the fumes off of the cheese factory.

DJS588
DJS588
6 years ago

This “Idiot in Chief” could have handled this problem easily. If he is, truly, concerned about this “Virus” he should contact his constituents and ASK THEM to double check their own homes and look for the “Disease”. He could/should include some photos of the altered toys, unsafe/illegal items, etc. with suggestions/instructions on how to handle them safely. Not all of these newly discovered firearms should be turned over to the police. What if it was your Great-Great Grandads muzzleloader that you had never seen before?
Just a thought.

Russell
Russell
6 years ago

EASY…… this guy needs to be re-screened for mental illness …. he might fit in out here on the west coast like CALIFORNIA … a State that seems to be under the control of another nut case ( or two ) Jerry Brown and his attorney general ……. having a bunch of taxpayers money to go door to door and search for guns it has the overtones of becoming a NAZI type Police State…. WHAT are you people thinking ? or not ?

COL Bullseye
COL Bullseye
6 years ago

Barney Fife with Bad Teeth! Except that Barney had some idea of what the Constitution is!

DrSique
DrSique
6 years ago

The good people of Beloit should feel confident having their police department run by a class one nut job. Time for them to demand that he step down and never seek a position in public office again.

SDIVER2006
SDIVER2006
6 years ago

They will do it and have some bs PR stunt when some hippie will let them in and find a war trophy of grandpa and take it away.

Hunter
Hunter
6 years ago
Reply to  SDIVER2006

When they come after my guns, I’m going to give them my ammo first.

Randy
Randy
6 years ago

How do these idiots get so high of a position In LE oh that’s right Liberal city councils. Retired LE myself there is no way I will have my house searched without a warrant. But there will be some that will, so they can put a sticker on their front door advertising they are a gun free residence. Brain dead, clueless people!

Dave
Dave
6 years ago

Yep…”volunteer”…before it becomes “mandatory”. The picture of him shows the “same ‘dim’ light”, in his eyes that the head of MDA has in hers.

Hunter
Hunter
6 years ago
Reply to  Dave

Yes, his front porch light looks a little dim.

Roger V. Tranfaglia
Roger V. Tranfaglia
6 years ago

Want to search MY place…..Bring a WARRENT!

Steve O
Steve O
6 years ago

And a dictionary.

Hunter
Hunter
6 years ago

Besides the warrant, I think there needs to be “probable cause”.

Malcolm Pipes
Malcolm Pipes
6 years ago

Citizens of the town should take this to heart and call two or three times a week to have their home search. Once the Chief starts having to repeatedly search all those houses – lets say 500/week – his officer won’t have to be bothered by the little things like traffic tickets or DUI stops!

Jeff
Jeff
6 years ago

How will this change criminal behavior?

David A Thilleman
David A Thilleman
6 years ago

This is the most assanine idea I have ever heard .Is this guy allowed to carry a gun. He must have serious mental problems .