Comment by Jim Campbell
November 12th, 2018
Where in the U.S. Constitution does it say that this is remotely legal?
The Fourth Amendment protects this specific act on the behalf of the government and in this case the police. (Source)
The individual’s weapon had shot no one before the police’s intrusion.
He had never shot anyone before.
He’s the crazy on here?
I don’t think so.
Other Amendments to the U.S. Constitution are covered in the source above as well.
We will have not heard the end of this as the United States is not ready to become nor will it ever be a Nazi driven country.
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November 12, 2018
Anne Arundel County police chief Timothy Altomare suggests the incident proves the importance of red flag laws. (Seriously?)
Anne Arundel County police shot and killed 61-year-old Gary J. Willis while executing a firearm confiscation order under Maryland’s red flag law.
State law does not trump the United States Constitution.
Who determines who is a danger to whom?
In this case the victim clearly made a choice and he paid for it with his life.
No one will ever accuse him of not being true to his beliefs.
The Capital Gazette quoted Altomare saying the two officers who went to Willis’s home around 5 a.m. “did the best they could with the situation they had.”
He added, “If you look at this morning’s outcome, it’s tough for us to say ‘Well, what did we prevent?’
Because we don’t know what we prevented or could’ve prevented. What would’ve happened if we didn’t go there at 5 a.m.?”
Police say that Willis initially had a gun in hand when he answered the 5 a.m. knock at his door.
He put the gun down when he realized officers were knocking, but he picked the gun back up when he ascertained the officers had come to take his firearms.
The officers tried to wrestle the gun away from Willis and it went off, striking no one.
But one of the two police officers fired a shot in response, killing Willis.
The details behind the issuance of a confiscation order against Willis have not been reported. All that is known is that a niece said one of her aunts requested the order.
WBALTV quoted Anne Arundel County police Sgt. Jacklyn Davis saying:
Not only are we going to a house to take somebody’s guns, we know they’re armed.
We know they have guns, but we have the court telling us this person is mentally unstable enough, that they can’t have guns, that’s the whole point of this order.
We don’t have discretion on that at all.
It’s an emergency order.
Maryland’s red flag law took effect October 1 and law enforcement predicts over 1,300 confiscation orders will be issued by the end of the year.
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