• Growing Concern Over the Obama WH Seizing & Destroying Guns Nationwide

    In 2012, with Eric Holder at the helm, Obama expanded civil-forfeiture rules which allow the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) to seize firearms from law-abiding citizens without due process.

    Obama’s move essentially gave Attorney General Eric Holder and Department of Justice bureaucrats enormous power over your private property and gun rights.

    The new expanded rules gave ATF administrators and agents authority “to seize and administatively forfeit property involved in controlled substance abuses.” The rules also gave the ATF the ability to forego almost all “due process” when executing seizures.

    In 2011, before the new rules were in effect, ATF agents confiscated more than 11,000 guns–nearly four hundred taken from innocent Americans.

    And now there are growing complaints that the Obama administration’s new rules have opened the flood gates for more and more federal and state-level confiscations.

    From Fox News:

    Cherished family heirlooms were among the 21 firearms Michael Roberts surrendered to the Torrance Police Department in 2010, after his doctor filed a restraining order against him.

    The court order was the result of a dispute Roberts had with a member of the doctor’s staff and, after Roberts pleaded no contest, the matter was resolved. Yet, even though he filed the proper Law Enforcement Gun Release paperwork on four separate occasions, obtained clearance from the California Department of Justice and had two court orders commanding the return of his guns, police refused to hand them over.

    With the backing of the National Rifle Association and California Rifle and Pistol Association, Roberts filed a federal lawsuit in May 2014, over the $15,500 worth of firearms. In the end he got the money, but not the guns. The police had had them destroyed.

    Second Amendment lawyers say his case is not rare.

    “NRA and CRPA constantly get calls from law abiding people having problems getting their guns back,” said Chuck Michel of Long Beach based Michel & Associates, who represented Roberts in the case. “The state Department of Justice wrongly tells police not to give guns back unless the person can document ownership of the gun and it is registered in the state DOJ’s database. But the law doesn’t require this.”

    Gun owners can’t comply anyway, Michel said, because police themselves routinely fail to enter the firearms into the DOJ’s database, and most people don’t have receipts for the guns they own.

    While Americans have the constitutional rights to keep and bear arms – and protect their property from government’s unlawful seizure – it is not just in California where guns are seized and destroyed illegally, attorneys charge.

    Free from the burdensome political pressure of being reelected, Obama’s “fundemental transformation” of America is in hyperdrive.

    Jerome Hudson

    Managing Editor

    Jerome Hudson has written for numerous national outlets, including The Hill, National Review, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was recognized as one of Florida’s emerging stars, having been included in the list “25 Under 30: Florida’s Rising Young Political Class.” Hudson is a Savannah, Ga. native who currently resides in Florida.

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