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Fred Sanders

(23,946 posts)
Tue Apr 3, 2018, 10:26 AM Apr 2018

Police legally seizing guns under Washington red flag laws - The Parkland Effect

And see, the second amendment has not gone up in flames:

"SEATTLE – Alexander Mckenzie, a 31-year-old Army veteran who, according to court documents, is being treated for post-traumatic stress disorder, recently had his gun confiscated by the Seattle Police Department even though he had committed no crime.

It’s one of 27 guns seized legally by the Seattle Police Department from 16 individuals since last July under Washington State’s new Extreme Risk Protection Order law.

McKenzie had been acting strange, glaring at customers of a pizza restaurant while carrying his handgun. He now agrees with the firearm seizure.

“I’m grateful that the police got the gun away from me,” McKenzie told Fox News.

Washington is one of six states with high risk or red flag laws. But in the wake of the Parkland school shooting, the Brady Campaign says at least 30 states are considering them."



Seattle Police First To Seize Gun Under Washington’s New Mental Health Law

"In the wake of a recent rash of mass shootings in the United States, the Seattle Police Department became the first in the state of Washington to confiscate a citizen’s gun under a newly-enacted law. The law, called an “Extreme Risk Protection Order,” allows police officers in the state to disarm and confiscate the weapons from people deemed to be a danger to others or to themselves.

As KOMO News reports, the private citizen who had his .25 caliber gun confiscated has not been publicly named. However, he was reportedly “well known” to his neighbors for wandering the hallways of his Belltown apartment complex carrying his gun, as well as for “staring down” customers of local businesses while packing his weapon. According to Seattle police, the unidentified man had been making people uncomfortable and intimidating them for approximately a year before his gun was confiscated."


Police legally seizing guns under Washington red flag laws - The Parkland Effect (Original Post) Fred Sanders Apr 2018 OP
K&R... spanone Apr 2018 #1
This MichMary Apr 2018 #2
Keep this kicked blake2012 Apr 2018 #3
So Obama finally came to get their guns? AllyCat Apr 2018 #4
"Only Nixon could go to China" The Mouth Apr 2018 #5
Only Trump could start a trade war with China IronLionZion Apr 2018 #7
sorry, geek reference The Mouth Apr 2018 #8
I got it! Beartracks Apr 2018 #10
And dude was grateful they took it from him IronLionZion Apr 2018 #6
Same ones that 'support' a fetus The Mouth Apr 2018 #9
Disarmed eventually after a year. That's pretty deliberative. Unlike... Beartracks Apr 2018 #11


(1,714 posts)
2. This
Tue Apr 3, 2018, 11:09 AM
Apr 2018

We need to identify and disarm those who are likely to be a threat to others, while law-abiding, mentally healthy people can continue to exercise their own Constitutional rights.


(44,270 posts)
6. And dude was grateful they took it from him
Tue Apr 3, 2018, 01:01 PM
Apr 2018

because it could just as easily be used for suicide, which is a major problem among veterans who have been failed by politicians who pretend to support our troops.


(12,578 posts)
11. Disarmed eventually after a year. That's pretty deliberative. Unlike...
Tue Apr 3, 2018, 02:19 PM
Apr 2018

... when cops shoot a guy for holding a cell phone. That was some split-second bullshit.

Sorry, I digress. This is a good development.


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