Home Resident Killed by Maryland Police Trying Confiscate His Guns

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Anne Arundel County, Maryland – -(AmmoLand.com)- Foxbaltimore.com is reporting that a Maryland resident was killed by police as they tried to enforce a “Red Flag Gun Confiscation Order” at 5:17 am in the morning on Monday, November 5th, 2018.

Information is incomplete at this time but according to Fox Baltimore;

“Anne Arundel County Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred Monday morning in Ferndale.

Police spokesman Jacklyn Davis said officers responded to 103 Linwood Avenue at around 5:15 a.m. to serve an “emergency risk protective order,” also known as the red flag order.

The man answered the door armed with a handgun and a struggle ensued as officers attempted to disarm the man, Davis said.

During the struggle, the man’s handgun discharged and police fired shots, Davis said.

Davis says no Anne Arundel County officers were injured in the struggle. The suspect was pronounced dead on scene.”

Maryland Governor Hogan disregarded veto requests and signed “red flag” bill (HB 1302) in Spring of 2018. Under that bill as it became law, virtually anyone can ask a law enforcement officer to file an ex parte petition with a state district court judge or commissioner and allege that the gun owner poses an immediate danger to himself/herself or others because (and only because) he or she possesses firearms. If the court issues the order, the police can show up on the doorstep and seize the person’s firearms without notice or warning.

All it takes is a family member, dating partner, or roommate to claim that someone is a danger to themselves or others to have his or her Second Amendment rights stripped away by a secret court hearing.

Right advocates predicted that this new movement of taking your rights with Red Flag Orders might have deadly consequences and called for vetos of this law and others in multiple states.

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Chiefton
Chiefton
3 years ago

I am a retired LEO. The reality of any story is that there are always 2 sides to the equation. To just take one side of any story without other substantiating evidence is setting yourself up for embarrassment. I always wanted to hear both sides before making a rash move into action. If someone says a person should be “red flagged” then I want to see for myself the reason for this comment. It could very well be true or it could be retribution. Any court hearing this should also be asking these same questions. You cannot just take away… Read more »

AbnInfVet
AbnInfVet
3 years ago

Warren v. District of Columbia 
     Police have no obligation to protect 

Nomad
Nomad
3 years ago

Koernke, THANK YOU SIR.
Everyone in this forum seems to think the current CIC is a saviour, when in fact it is the total opposite.
NAME ONE PROMISE HE HAS KEPT THAT HAS HELPED THIS COUNTRY AS A WHOLE .

Glen Healey
Glen Healey
3 years ago
Reply to  Nomad

# walkaway jobs vs mobs name one thing that last P.O.S. did to help this country

Paul
Paul
3 years ago
Reply to  Nomad

Named and got approved to constitutionalists for Supreme Court.
That alone is major.

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
3 years ago
Reply to  Nomad

@Nomad, I presume that when you write “… HE…” you mean president Trump. In answer to your question, Trump reduced federal regulations that, in turn, promoted small business growth. The result of that is more small businesses, now, than any other time in American history; more persons employed than any other time in American history; and more jobs than people to fill the jobs. Not enough workers mean that business have to competitively bid for people’s labor. Job choice, raises, signing bonuses, and Christmas bonuses … what is negative about those!

najhoa
najhoa
3 years ago

cowardly bullies — maybe some real people are left and will do some ‘paybacks’

karma. . .

Jeffersonian
Jeffersonian
3 years ago

We know leftists have ADMITTED to LYING about Judge Kavanaugh. We know SWATting incidents have been resulting in wrongful deaths for years. Who lied about this guy?

Thomas
Thomas
3 years ago

This is how the KGB did it come in the early morning and pounce on the unfortunate citizen, the police will go along with any unconstitutional laws .

David
David
3 years ago

Seriously. If someone knocked on your door at 5am, who wouldn’t be holding a pistol when answering the door?
Serving a warrant at 5 am, they were acting in a antagonizing manner.

James Andrews
James Andrews
3 years ago
Reply to  David

No doubt about that, and Maryland is already a Nazi like state!

CARL BLACK
CARL BLACK
3 years ago
Reply to  David

I usually stand behind law enforcement, but the way they were acting in this case would be aggravated assault if not perpetrated by LEO’s. It should not be a crime or treated as criminal mischief to simply own or possess a gun. Beaching a home for the sole intent of confiscating weapons when no other crime is present should be a chilling warning.

Dusty Storm
Dusty Storm
3 years ago

Are those opposed red flag confiscation the same ones who say “it’s not the gun, it’s the crazy person who uses the gun?” And, doesn’t it then follow that separating a crazy person from a firearm is preferable to restricting law abiding non-crazy people from their firearms?

Burnetta Roberts
Burnetta Roberts
3 years ago
Reply to  Dusty Storm

It is wrong to not be able to confront your accuser. No due process. This Is America and innocent till proven guilty. Notice the accusers of Kavanagh now admit to lying and tried to ruin his life. Wrong.

DetroitMan
DetroitMan
3 years ago
Reply to  Dusty Storm

You forgot the Due Process part.

Vincent Barbour
Vincent Barbour
3 years ago
Reply to  Dusty Storm

You are correct….as long as due process is observed in declaring the person crazy…and a single lay person claiming it is so is far from due process.

Lurch
Lurch
3 years ago
Reply to  Dusty Storm

Sure…but are you crazy? When anyone can make that statement about you, whether true or not, then confiscation becomes a tool of the state in disarming anyone it does not like.

Vanns40
Vanns40
3 years ago
Reply to  Dusty Storm

Dusty Storm: As a retired LEO I say you’re trying to conflate two separate issues and, somehow, apply them to this case. It can’t be done. Let’s look at the facts as presented so far: 1. They executed this at 5AM. Why then, one of the most dangerous times of day (early AM hours)? 2. There is no due process under these laws which violates our system of government and should be condemned by all but, unfortunately, in Liberal zeal to “do something” is not. 3. The homeowner, appeared to act in what he thought was self defense of himself… Read more »

Mark Koernke
Mark Koernke
3 years ago
Reply to  Vanns40

Because they always lie.

Old Codger
Old Codger
2 years ago
Reply to  Vanns40

Anybody who cannot be trusted with a firearm needs a keeper.

Jason
Jason
3 years ago
Reply to  Dusty Storm

Yes but arbitrarily and in secrecy. At no point has a trained mental health expert been part of this process. There ks too much room for abuse and misuse with no checks ans balances.

Heed the Call-up
Heed the Call-up
3 years ago
Reply to  Dusty Storm

Dusty, this incident is proof that the gun was the issue – the officers’ guns. The man would have still been alive if the officers weren’t there, didn’t have guns and didn’t shoot him. The outcome of this is not surprising, come to my house at 5am, you should expect to find me armed. They need to sued for wrongful death, including the governor, and the person that reported him needs to be imprisoned for ordering a hit (soliciting murder usually is a first degree murder charge).

Mike
Mike
3 years ago
Reply to  Dusty Storm

That’s too facilie an arguement. You should ask “why be apposed” .
I ask.. who determined this man a “crazy person”? No one did. He underwent nics background checks presumably. To purchase his guns and before his angry sister filed the report hadn’t broken the law . You’re so focused on your desired outcome that you ignore the lack of due process, the summary stripping of rights and juvenile he say she say nature of this law. The sisters guilt must be enormous. Law suits to follow? This law lends itself to emotional, vindictive, misuse..

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
3 years ago
Reply to  Dusty Storm

@DS, No, it does not follow. Your argument presumes “crazy person” without a hearing, evidence, or a defense.

brad
brad
3 years ago

When I read comments on stories that has no facts and may not have even happened to begin with, I actually feel sorry for some of you that comment. You people really should lay off social media for a month or two and let your brains grow a little, it’s destroying some of you. But to play the game for a moment, (making a story up from your opinions because none of you know what happened), let’s consider this; I’m basing this scenario from actual cases by the way. Let’s say boyfriend is at home smoking meth all day, pulls… Read more »

Pistol Pete
Pistol Pete
3 years ago
Reply to  brad

There you go making up a story ( tell a lie ) you know for a fact that that happen unless you are a meth head.

Gees Mill
Gees Mill
3 years ago
Reply to  brad

Yes, the facebag is a horrible place. If people would just delete Facepage, Twitter and any of that other junk they would be better off. The stories are manufactured, click bait.

Mark Koernke
Mark Koernke
3 years ago
Reply to  Gees Mill

How can you tell when a cop is lying. It is when his mouth is moving. If they are so scared on the job THEN THEY ARE DOING THE WRONG JOB. Time to leave and feel safe somewhere else. The cops love this crap as it is property forfeiture time and they are going either steal it from the property room “evidence disappears from property room” etc…. seen it en force time and time again. BUY more ammo. They are coming and you will need it.

AbnInfVet
AbnInfVet
3 years ago
Reply to  brad

Warren v. District of Columbia 
     Police have no obligation to protect 

Jimbo
Jimbo
3 years ago

It’ll have to get much worse than this for Americans to react to the unconstitutional actions of two bit Politicians. As a whole, we are too comfortable in our homes and leisurely activities to put at risk what we’ve worked so hard to accumulate. One thing is for certain, there is level of unaccountability by Legislators and the Judiciary not seen in modern times. They trample the Constitutional Rights of American Citizens with impugnity and have no fear of reprisal for such because they KNOW they are above the law. They become more brazen in their over reach the longer… Read more »

joefoam
joefoam
3 years ago

Expect much more violence and bloodshed than these laws were designed to eliminate. Americans are not going to roll over and let the gov’t just take their weapons, they are going to use them. Hold the idiots who wrote and enacted these laws accountable for the pain and suffering they will cause. The word impeachment comes to mind.

Dom
Dom
3 years ago

One of the many reasons why I left Maryland almost 6 years ago. The state has gone from a livable one to an oppressive Socialist domain, thanks mainly to Leftist Democrats.

Old Codger
Old Codger
2 years ago
Reply to  Dom

“One of the many reasons why I left Maryland almost 6 years ago. The state has gone from a livable one to an oppressive Socialist domain, thanks entirely to Leftist Democrats.”

There. Fixed it for ya.

Jim
Jim
3 years ago

Its 1933 all over .

Mark Koernke
Mark Koernke
3 years ago
Reply to  Jim

Yeah, when that communist FDR confiscated the gold, pushed the Gun Control Act of 1933-34, and signed the War Powers Act declaring WAR on the American people as a first warring party and as war booty to be controlled by the International Bankers. That dirty SCANK. FDR being a communist shill bent on destroying the Bill Of Rights. Or maybe you meant 1917-1925 and then on for another 70 years of the RED TERROR under COMMUNISM, RIGHT? You are dealing with COMMUNISTS, also known as Soviet Socialists. You know, MASS MURDERERS. Since all of these leftists brag about being communists… Read more »

Dumbfounded
Dumbfounded
3 years ago

The most F’ed up thing about these laws (beside being that they actually exist!) is that there are no repercussions if in fact the “red flag” order was substantiated bogus claims. Anyone with a bone to pick or any type of nefarious reason can walk away unscathed after instituting such an action. There need to be serious repercussions against any and all of those who initiate a ‘red flag’ order that is carried out and later found to be based on fraudulent claims. Mandatory jail time and monetary damages just to start. The offender who have to pay for all… Read more »

joefoam
joefoam
3 years ago
Reply to  Dumbfounded

Absolutely correct. If you make the claims and cause someone to lose their weapons, you should be held responsible if it turns out you were just trying to screw with someone. Perjury is perjury and the consequences should be the same.

Pete
Pete
3 years ago

Was he really armed when he opened the door, or did the cops plant one of his firearms on him to justify shooting him? Presumably the cops were in sufficient numbers to overpower him rather than to kill him. Who was the threat in this instance?

Mark Koernke
Mark Koernke
3 years ago
Reply to  Pete

the fact is we all know how the gun grabbing swine lie and that is why you are asking the right question. When Trump said ” grab the guns , we’ll worry about due process later” he gave them the wink and the nod to kill gun owners. PERIOD> You had all better understand that you must organize to defend yourselves. That is one of the reasons you bought the guns, remember? This the kind of crap that George Herbert Walker Bush did in the late 80’s and early 90’s. ATF and cops were going crazier by the week, month… Read more »

brad
brad
3 years ago
Reply to  Pete

Or, was he naked with painted zebra stripes all over his body? Who was the threat in this instance? Yes, you sound that stupid when you have no facts.

Bill
Bill
3 years ago

We may have just seen the first shots in a war. Who can say that this guy has not been swatted? or some commicrat neighbor had him murdered by police? It has happened before. I have KNOWN some crooked feds, cops and judges and I have seen for myself crooked politicians using their position to deprive the people of their freedoms instead of guaranteeing them. We have a GOD given right to be armed and this is also guaranteed by the 2nd amendment. Laws saying otherwise are not constitutional and are thus illegal. Depriving the people of their GOD given… Read more »

Wes
Wes
3 years ago
Reply to  Bill

You are spot on Bill, SPOT ON.

GOPandDNCareAuthoritarianButtfux
GOPandDNCareAuthoritarianButtfux
3 years ago
Reply to  Bill

You fucking inbreds love screeching about a deity give you rights, but then you call the cops the moment a black person is at the park BBQing.

GregTorchia
GregTorchia
3 years ago

Just keep your ass on the plantation you commie fool -it’s Ignorant people like you that don’t realize who the real enemy is -so keep on running that gator and see how you end up in a stinking ass democratic scum city like iBaltimoreMaryland /Baltimore was murder Capital of the world for a long long time -For a good reason -people like you keep up the good work pretty soon you’ll be right in there with Chicago We can only hope

SeenitAll
SeenitAll
3 years ago

You really are full of it. Do everyone a favor and go to your safe space.

Frank
Frank
3 years ago

A body rd flag a cop yet ? Most of the crops I know are drunks. One of them never even ate ,she just drank. I think they should be flagged!

Upgrayedd
Upgrayedd
3 years ago
Reply to  Frank

Are you drunk? Your post is incoherent.

Homer
Homer
3 years ago

How unfortunate. What gets me is that these Officers swore to uphold and defend the Constitution. They failed in their oath, they failed this citizen, and they failed in their duty to protect and defend the law abiding citizens. How can they sleep at night. God help us all.

Chris
Chris
3 years ago
Reply to  Homer

The judge that issued it failed, police we’re just following a court order.

BILL
BILL
3 years ago
Reply to  Homer

Oh no, wait a minute, 99 percent of them are great people who are out there every day just doing their job. It’s only a few of them who are making all of the rest of them look bad.
I get so sick of hearing that. It’s more likely the other way around. I doubt any of them know anything about the constitution and probably a few who have not heard of it. Every single one of those SOBs would violate your constitutional rights in a heartbeat and never think twice about it.

brad
brad
3 years ago
Reply to  BILL

If the majority of 800k plus police officers were bad, you would know it. There is less than 1% of officers out there screwing it up for the rest. Understand that you’re getting mad over an article that may be made up in the first place. Then you’re assuming a hell of a lot and just placing the blame on the police officers without one single fact! This guy could of put a gun to his girlfriends head, a child, the mailman, stated he was going to kill people and himself etc. NONE of you know shit about this and… Read more »

Frank Vincent
Frank Vincent
3 years ago

Not too long ago a bunch of lying political pundits brought accusations against a Federal Judge and his family. Today we are finding out after complete and extensive investigations that all the charges were fabricated, and the democrat party bought into it all, hook, line, and sinker. When I read about gun confiscation and this unproven rhetoric that the facts were not even in yeat, I surmised it was only to produce anger. Without having all the facts will only cause hate and blame. Let’s wait until we get the facts. We can’t do anything about the situation anyway. I… Read more »

Keith Ross
Keith Ross
3 years ago
Reply to  Frank Vincent

THAT’S A LOAD OF CRAP. I am a political refugee from the Peoples Republik of Maryland. Wait for facts? Fact #1 “Maryland Governor Hogan disregarded veto requests and signed “red flag” bill (HB 1302) in Spring of 2018.” Fact #2 “Police spokesman Jacklyn Davis said officers responded to 103 Linwood Avenue at around 5:15 a.m. to serve an “emergency risk protective order,” also known as the red flag order.” FACT NUMBER THREE. “The suspect was pronounced dead on scene.” THE LAW IS IN PLACE. IT IS BEING ENFORCED. AND A GUN OWNER WAS DENIED DUE PROCESS OF LAW, AND SUMMARILY… Read more »

Mark Koernke
Mark Koernke
3 years ago
Reply to  Frank Vincent

WRONG. The cops that are chosen for gun confiscation are the worst of the worst and everyone knows it. Fact. The whole pile of crooked laws are for the purpose of killing off pro firearms owners. Confrontation, confiscation and physical damage ALWAYS come along with these pigs. They laugh about what they can get away with and steal, FOR THEM SELVES, your guns ammo and any other property their sticky paws touch. They are as big a criminal element as their ANTIFA black uniform wearing counterparts. Since they can count on the “wait and see and then do NOTHING crowd”… Read more »

Texas proud
Texas proud
3 years ago

Come to Texas, Communists are not welcome here.

Robert Frank Orlando
Robert Frank Orlando
3 years ago
Reply to  Texas proud

Better be sure Beto O’Rourke disappears then.

Nunya
Nunya
3 years ago
Reply to  Texas proud

What about Betto?

Randy
Randy
3 years ago
Reply to  Texas proud

I am afraid that are many communist already there in Texas considering the number of people who are supporting O’Rourke. The plague has spread from states like California, Oregon, and Washington turning red states more purple. They want to turn these red states into what they just fled.

William Malicia
William Malicia
3 years ago

We need these laws brought to SCOTUS ASAP. Massachusetts has this law. No probable cause, no warrant.

Grambo
Grambo
3 years ago

Lesson learned: Don’t answer the door. Let them kick it in, then open fire.

Anthony Quadagno
Anthony Quadagno
3 years ago
Reply to  Grambo

So damn true don’t answer the door let them break in and have an A R ready to kill

Nunya
Nunya
3 years ago
Reply to  Grambo

Exactly!!!

Carl
Carl
3 years ago

I don’t answer the door at oh-dark-thirty.

I fort up, knowing the fields of fire and one of us calls 911 and requests a uniformed response. If told those guys are officers, reply they did not and have not identified themselves as such so we want to see an command car and a warrant.

Danny Vest
Danny Vest
3 years ago

I live in Oregon and we have the exact same law here. Enacted by our liberal lunatic Governor Kate Brown. As of this moment, no one has been killed over it, YET! It’s only a matter of time though because anyone can say someone else is a danger and suddenly they have NO rights under the Constitution and there is no appeal here. No way, if they do take your guns, throw you in jail and you lose your job and your entire life, that you can recuperate you losses written into the law. You are just simply screwed. When… Read more »

BLASPHEMUS
BLASPHEMUS
3 years ago
Reply to  Danny Vest

Mr Vest, you better vote tomorrow, nobody to blame but ourselves

GaryBerliner
GaryBerliner
3 years ago
Reply to  Danny Vest

When will the victims of these laws actually hold the individual politicians personally responsible? I am reminded of the The Kirkwood City Council shooting occurred on February 7, 2008, in Kirkwood, Missouri, United States; a suburb of St. Louis, Missouri in St. Louis County. A black businessman, Charles Lee “Cookie” Thornton, 52, bankrupted by a perverse city council and mayor, with obtuse regulations and fines, and ignored when he protested, went on a rampage at a public meeting in the city hall, leaving six people dead and two others injured. One of the two wounded victims, the mayor, later died.… Read more »

Keith Christy
Keith Christy
3 years ago
Reply to  GaryBerliner

Everyone seeing this has this in the back of there minds BUT, just don’t want to believe it.
It’s a new day & there trying new ways to strip away our rights !
SORRY to say but, I see another revolt headed our way & Texas & southern Cal. better tighten up there boots for the southern invasion !!
LOCK & LOAD FOR FREEDON !

Mark Koernke
Mark Koernke
3 years ago
Reply to  Keith Christy

So what the Militia has been saying for all these years has been and is right. Organize, arm,equip and train as MILITIA for mutual defense. Set up a 5/10 program in your AO for mutual support. The “lets just get the guns and worry about due process later” is an example of how Trump REALLY feels about gun CONFISCATION. New York City is the problem and where HE comes from. These “laws” are what HE promoted. It is NOT betrayal if he was NEVER with you.

Crotalus Maxximus
Crotalus Maxximus
3 years ago
Reply to  GaryBerliner

EXACTLY!

Montana MountainMan
Montana MountainMan
3 years ago
Reply to  Danny Vest

Thats why i moved out of Oregon last year. I couldn’t handle how bad it was getting. Sad because i left my whole family and life behind

Yvonne Kay
Yvonne Kay
3 years ago
Reply to  Danny Vest

Kate Brown. Ugh!

Gideon D. Asche
Gideon D. Asche
3 years ago

as with any extreme left or Right publication like LiVEAMMO, it would be a fair idea to go a step further on an issue like this – a quick perusal of Nexis-Lexis produced the original police report and actual News report – THIS HEADLINE IS ABSOLUTE BULLSHIT the officer had damn good reasdon to attempt t o take thios fools gun away. The following is from the original report from the event. – ———————- “Gary J. Willis, who was the subject of the Extreme Risk Protective Order and the Emergency Petition, answered the door armed with a handgun. When officers… Read more »

Doc
Doc
3 years ago

The 1938 Regulations Against Jews’ Possession of Weapons, which came into force the day after Kristallnacht, effectively deprived all Jews living under the Third Reich within the occupied Sudetenland and Austria of the right to possess any form of weapons, including truncheons, knives, firearms and ammunition.

Hal
Hal
3 years ago

Hitler actually removed guns restrictions from the previous weirkar republic,. He trained and made accessiable guns and training mandatory and widespread especially for Hitler youth. He ramped up the are s industry and flooded the country with guns

Ansel Hazen
Ansel Hazen
3 years ago

Well Gideon, by your own research and posting you yourself offer little more than the fact that the POPO showed up on Willis’s doorstep and with no evidence tried to confiscate his guns. Molon Labe baby!

You are the very kind of person I’m voting against tomorrow.

Gideon D. Asche
Gideon D. Asche
3 years ago
Reply to  Ansel Hazen

I read the report and this post is just goebellian propaganda – I’m not surprised sheeple like you buy it. I love it you quote the Spartans – Molon Labe baby! – how appropriate a trumpanzee who idolizes a tribe that murdered unarmed civilians as part of their rights of manhood and each warrior took a local toddler boy as a sex slave – if he was good and grew up strong… he was raised as a Spartan warrior to abuse another child. the uneducated nature the Neonationalsocialsits who follow the trump is always amusing to me. You that are… Read more »

GregTorchia
GregTorchia
3 years ago

That sounds real good coming from a Nazi If you don’t like it here fritz head back to GermanyOh that’s right you kratz let the muzzies run all over your German asses now you don’t even have a nationalist base or any talking points Don’t worry you can always stir up a bunch of shit here in America because you are disgruntled and dismayed at the political climate /boo who/pictures
at 1100 pm-1776 on Steroids

Heed the Call-up
Heed the Call-up
3 years ago

Gideon, the Democratic Socialists are the perverts and deviants, ala LBGT, etc. However, the report you posted proved that the police were the dangerous ones in that incident – they killed the man. We are supposed to be considered innocent until proven otherwise. This perverted law does the exact opposite and resulted in the state executing a man for the mere possession of private property. I bet if they shot a black man with a firearm on the street, you’d be the first raging and saying they shouldn’t have shot him. But since this was a lawful citizen with a… Read more »

Jeff
Jeff
3 years ago

Are you jewish by any chance “Gideon”?

Gil
Gil
3 years ago

This guy said it, it must be true…lol

Bill
Bill
3 years ago

Hitler did this in 1936 ” For a kinder and gentler nation” We all know what happened next. Sir, either you don’t see what is going on or you are brainwashed already. Can you really tell me you have never heard of murder by police, a crooked cop or legislator? I have met some myself. Some laws that are passed ARE unconstitutional and as such should not be followed. We had the same rules in the military. I was not there so I did not see for myself the truth of the situation and neither did you but a man… Read more »

John
John
3 years ago

Yeah some protection. When his family sues I hope they sue the idiot that signed that bill. This is nothing more than state sanctioned SWATTING. It’s a witch hunt to make people afraid to own a firearm.

Larry
Larry
3 years ago
Reply to  John

Agreed sir that is exactly what it is. There should be a way for us the weapons community to stop this swatting as you say from ever taking place..The Right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed by someones word of mouth without evidence is plane crazy and must stop. Thank you.

Chuck Ginter
Chuck Ginter
3 years ago
Reply to  Larry

His sister requested the order, police visit him Sunday night over a family dispute. His neice attributed the police visit to family being family. The police returned at 5am to take his weapons through court order under the red flag law. My questions are, if the man had committed any abuse on a family member, which was not mentioned, he would have been taken into custody on Sunday night. Why was this warrant issued, was it because the brother and sister had an argument and she made a claim? What proof did the judge have that this man was a… Read more »

Ken
Ken
3 years ago

Read between the lines. It’s not hard to figure what the officer’s state of mind was seeing the person was already and a danger to himself and the community when in reality he could have had a person who was pissed off by the victim tell the so-called authorities the victim was a risk. The gun more than likely went off due to the officer’s alleged struggle to force themselves onto an unsuspecting citizen since the hearings are secret and so are the interactions with the public. After the gun discharged the officers felt they needed to protect themselves from… Read more »

Rob
Rob
3 years ago
Reply to  Ken

As a former LEO myself I agree with you 110%. #1 its legal for the man to be armed I. His home period. If a cop is go I g to take your guns, you don’t show up in a show if force… That’s a stupid factor of +10 on any cops behalf as they are supposed to deescalate, not escalate the situation. You contact the person via phone or some other way , you don’t show up and wrestle the guy for his gun. It says the gun went off, I would live to see the ballistics report on… Read more »

Greg
Greg
3 years ago
Reply to  Rob

” If a cop is go I g to take your guns, you don’t show up in a show if force… That’s a stupid factor of +10 on any cops behalf as they are supposed to deescalate, not escalate the situation. You contact the person via phone or some other way , you don’t show up and wrestle the guy for his gun.” This was my first thought as well Rob; however, I let it sink in for a bit and well, this is pure ugly and it should not have made it to the cops in the first place.… Read more »

Brian Standow
Brian Standow
3 years ago

This happened to me. I had my second amendment rights taken in a court. I wasn’t allowed to attend or challenge the lies they used against me. They seized and sold my guns for pennys on the dollar and labeled me as a danger to myself and others. I took the issue to court. Proved I was never a danger and the judge ruled in my favor. My gun rights were restored or so I thought. I am flagged in NICS so cannot get a concealed permit or purchase a firearm. This was so unconstitutional and proven to be a… Read more »

Gideon D. Asche
Gideon D. Asche
3 years ago
Reply to  Brian Standow

how would the 2nd apply? It doesn’t sound like it would apply in any way.

Were any federal authorities involved?
Did Congress make any law that applied to your issue?
Was it a Federal Judge or was the warrant federal?

I’m not sure how you think your 2nd amendment right was violated.

you realize any state, city, county or community has the right to prohibit any kind of gun they choose to prohibit – and it does not violate the 2nd in any way.

Fred
Fred
3 years ago

Ever hear of the 14th ammendment? States cannot violate our civil rights anymore than the feds can. Contrary to what you seem to believe, the supreme court has ruled that the 2nd ammendment is an individual right. Just like the1st, 4th, 5th, etc..

Charles Moore
Charles Moore
3 years ago
Reply to  Fred

The 2nd Amendment (and the U.S. Constitution) are a blanket that covers ALL of the United States and ALL levels of government have to comply with it. You might want to look up (and READ!) American Jurisprudence, 2d, Vol. 16, Sec 177 late 2d, Sec 256: In short, ALL laws not in compliance with the Constitution are NOT laws, even if courts have said that they are OK and/or constitutional and their unconstitutiionality is NOT dependent upon any such court ruling and is unenforceable. Null and void FROM ITS’ INCEPTION. Look it up and make certain that your attorney is… Read more »

fred
fred
3 years ago

Ever hear of the 14th ammendment? States cannot violate our civil right either. The supreme court has held that the 2nd ammendment is an individual right, just like the 1st,4th,5th, etc. These are our civil rights.

Brian
Brian
3 years ago

SCOTUS the 2A applies to state and local governments. The part that states ” Shall Bot Infringe” is what we are talking about.

UnmitigatedAudacity
UnmitigatedAudacity
3 years ago

Go read the 14th Amendment. Then read it again.

Daniel S.
Daniel S.
3 years ago

Where do you get this wealth of misinformation?

Greg
Greg
3 years ago

Gideon’s, I think you might me mildly retarded. You go around posting in arrogance that everyone else is stupid and you’ve got everything figured out… yet almost everything I’ve seen you post is patently false. Clearly you have no idea wtf you’re talking about… and have somehow convinced yourself that you are some kind of authority on the issue.

Doug
Doug
3 years ago

Maybe Kaepernick was on to sonething…

Nomad
Nomad
3 years ago
Reply to  Doug

EXACTLY !!!!

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
3 years ago
Reply to  Doug

Kaepernick, wasn’t that the guy that was adopted, raised in a nice urban neighborhood, and sent to college by white people? Wasn’t he the guy that never participated in any civil rights organizations or mingled with non-white people, but lost a really terrific career because he could not take direction from his employer? What ever happened to that nice young person?

john
john
3 years ago

Shameful. Any officer that enforces this dictate needs to give up his or her’s badge. The people need to rise up and go to each and every sheriffs and police department in the state and say there will be consequences if this is enforced. Call on your Sheriff to resist enforcing this. They can do that constitutionally.

Joe
Joe
3 years ago

Unfortunately since no officers were shot or killed little will be talked about this unconstitutional law and its effects. Sadly until an officer is killed by a person defending ones home from illegal entry they will not even second guess the law unless a court strikes it down.

Loy
Loy
3 years ago

This is exactly why I moved my family out of the People’s Republic of Maryland, where a school board psychiatrist can prescribe Ritalin to your child without your knowledge or consent. Withholding that prescription is a felony.

Gene Ralno
Gene Ralno
3 years ago

Red flag laws were dreamed up by leftists who have no regard for the Constitution, civil rights or even public safety. They see it as a baby step that ultimately will lead to everyone reporting everyone else for anything they don’t like and any party to a dispute will be disarmed by armed police. I believe the Supreme Court now is collectively pretty smart and will see the flaws in laws crafted without due process. I believe it will overturn this law and scold every court or bureaucrat that reviewed and approved it. The subject incident is a terrible injustice… Read more »

Dan
Dan
3 years ago

Hogan is a Republican and up for re-election tomorrow. He’s way ahead in the polls.

Rob
Rob
3 years ago

So they raid his home at 5:17am like he’s a drug dealer? So much wrong in this situation

Michael
Michael
3 years ago

This is SO unconstitutional it’s ridiculous!
So you could get into an argument with someone who knows you well enough to know you have weapons, they get their ass on their back becauseof the argument and decide, ‘I’ll show him!’ This is all it takes to lose your 2nd amendment rights in Maryland?!
That smacks of Naziism so bad I can smell it from NJ!

Gideon D. Asche
Gideon D. Asche
3 years ago
Reply to  Michael

what part of the constitution would apply?

UnmitigatedAudacity
UnmitigatedAudacity
3 years ago

Second, fourth, fourteenth amendments. You’d know if you;d ever read it.

Greg
Greg
3 years ago

It virtually violates most of the Compact signed by the Several States which we call the “Constitution.” Have you read it? Let’s start at the “Supremacy Clause.” Article VI, Section 2. Wikipedia this stuff to catch up. It states that Federal Law and the Constitution are Supreme Law of the Land. The first paragraph pretty clearly lays it out. Let’s go to Article 1, Sec. 9. “The Privilege of the Writ of “Habeas Corpus” shall not be suspended…” Obviously this guy didn’t get to put forth a Writ of Habeas Corpus because the Government performed a clear “Bill of Attainder.”… Read more »

Shelley Le Roy
Shelley Le Roy
3 years ago

14th amendment

“No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”

The Big Club
The Big Club
3 years ago

becomes law in october, police execution in november.. that escalated quickly

The Big Club
The Big Club
3 years ago

red flag law in october, dead people in november.. do i need to say more?

John Smith
John Smith
3 years ago

They murdered him for the mere accusation of potential thought crime. We have traveled forward in time back to 1984.

Darrell M.
Darrell M.
3 years ago

So it begins. Someone banging on the door at 5:15 AM. Homeowner answers door cautiously with means of self defense in hand thinking “Who the hell is it at this hour?” Mean while on the other side of the door are two Officers all jacked up on adrenaline expecting some crazed lunatic with an AR-15 ready to blow them away when the door opens. They are prepared to commit MURDER BY COP at the bidding of some stupid leftist neighbor or family member. Well the accusers, they got their wish. The door opens and before the homeowner can inquire as… Read more »

Carol Harrell
Carol Harrell
3 years ago
Reply to  Darrell M.

Somebody comes knocking on my door at that hour of the day you bet your a$$ I will go to the door armed!

martin baker
martin baker
3 years ago
Reply to  Darrell M.

Y’all happy now? Hogan and the gun grabbers in Maryland got together long enough to allow this man to be killed in the first month of the “gun confiscation law”.As a former resident of the peoples republic of MD,I may never come back to visit.I don’t see the bad guys getting raided because they have firearms,the killings go on non stop but now ya’ll want to kill legal gun owners..!!! 5;15 am raid sounds like a police state to me..SMH so glad I left….

J
J
3 years ago
Reply to  Darrell M.

Well said!

Scott Edward Crisp
Scott Edward Crisp
3 years ago
Reply to  Darrell M.

Well the same kinda thing happened in Franklin NC, except the homeowner never even made it to the door, he was shot 4 times through his living room window, then the officer kicked door open and shot two more rounds, his name was Scott Knibbs and he was a GOOD man, clean record and a pillar of community, they never had warrant or anything, but they murdered him while his wife and children was forced to watch him die and unable to help,. The sheriff immediately went on news and he said he backed deputy 100 percent even before anyone… Read more »

Docduracoat
Docduracoat
3 years ago

I don’t even need to read the law to know that there are no penalties for false reporting.
So go ahead and report your spouse or roomie, there will be no consequences to you.
That is a feature not a bug

Mike S.
Mike S.
3 years ago

Red flags in blue states… all that’s missing is the gilded lead hammer and sickle. Obviously, this article doesn’t have any details or circumstances that led to this situation, but the lack of due process and ability to face one’s accusers in court is also quite conspicuously absent, regardless of what facts may have existed prior to the state’s summary execution. Maybe the guy was a total scumbag and needed to be put down. Maybe not. But now where are we? Guy’s dead, cops get another medal for another unconstitutional murder, and the blue people can resume sniffing their own… Read more »

Shark
Shark
3 years ago

1. Never open the door to unexpected “visitors.”
2. Once the secret court judges are publicly identified, add them to the special list.
3. Locate all participants in these gun confiscation raids and add them and their families to the special list.
4. Wait for the right time.

Mark Koernke
Mark Koernke
3 years ago
Reply to  Shark

It is coming sooner rather than later. Trumps ATF is doing the BumpStock Ban AND THEY ARE ALSO ATTACKING PEOPLE FOR THE AR-15 PISTOL “SUPPORTS”. Everyone intentionally has not reported this. First case JUST WENT THROUGH THE COURT. Have you all seen the case information??? Trumos ATf is just like the anti-gun New York PD where Trump comes from. Hillary was a senator from the same dirty state… New York, more imporatantly New York City soviet socialist democracy. BUY MORE AMMO. Liberty1775

Gary Matheney
Gary Matheney
3 years ago

Yeah they protected him alright

Lou
Lou
3 years ago

And so it begins.
The Democratic party inspired Police State.

Frodo
Frodo
3 years ago
Reply to  Lou

In Maryland it “began” a long time ago…..

Jim H.
Jim H.
3 years ago
Reply to  Lou

You have got that right. It is unbelievable that this stupid law goes 100% against everything the 2cd. Amendment stands for.

Jason Stroud
Jason Stroud
3 years ago
Reply to  Lou

Republican Gov sighted that bill into law against several calls for veto. Stop making things right vs left, conservative vs liberal. Dumb is dumb and those types exist on all sides, right left and in between.

Alan Wayne Rose
Alan Wayne Rose
3 years ago

Considering they chose to serve this order at 0517, I suspect that the homeowner thought he was being burgled, and the situation went down hill from there. You have a homeowner trying to protect his property (and his life), he finally realizes it’s the cops so he opens the door with the gun still in his hand, it then becomes a grab and pull contest with predictable results.

Matt
Matt
3 years ago

So it begins….

Paul
Paul
3 years ago

Minority Report is real. Welcome to the Dept of Pre-Crime

m.
m.
3 years ago

f maryland & red-flag in the us

Rob ovitt
Rob ovitt
3 years ago
Reply to  m.

There will be a lot of deaths on both side with this fascist law in place.
Boycott Maryland.