2020-07-17 The First Confiscation?
Search and Seizure. I think there these combination of words in some important document.
We have all seen the footage of this couple. Did they over react? Should they have stayed on their porch? Should they have stayed inside and shown their rifles through the windows? Should they have let them escalate the violence by standing by and doing nothing?
None of those choices would have made a difference. Even if the couple stayed inside their home and watched with their rifles visible through their windows, the same charges would apply.
Recall, this same night, many places were burned, police killed, and many police shot. So where is the line? How much are they going to push?
Well we see, if you remember some of the first steps in Austria, they must first disarm the citizens.
First, it is to lower crime and violence – you must register.
Second, since registration did not work, and they have your identity, you must turn your firearms in. If you don’t, they will come and take them.
Third, as there is still crime, you must report on your neighbors – this also divides and conquers the citizens. Neighbors no longer interact with each other in fear of being informed on, and the lack of interaction only increases paranoia.
The COVID situation accomplishes #3. People are reluctant to get into talking distance, shake hands, or do other things.
Is this one of those tests of disarmament? Are they seeing if they can start rolling in regulations, forced registration, and confiscation if you have a speeding ticket?
Well, not to being with. And yes, this couple is accused of the crime of brandishing weapons to intimidate. The same as a mob of 300 people get together to intimidate.
Lets pay attention. If this is a test to see if they can start confiscation, they will need to do more tests, in different cities. And they will have to push citizens into the situation.
You probably should not accidentally discharge your weapon into someone smashing up your car. Maybe there is a different way to stop them. Maybe not.
A lesson here is, in these situations where there is not an active threat, do not show what you have. If they come after you, and maybe you forget to shut or lock your door and they follow you inside, well, that is just a stupid decision on their part.