Proposed Bill Could Lead To Police State Aimed At Disarming Gun Owners

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When you have a legion of delusionally fanatic people who want to weaponize the government against people that they disagree with politically, you can expect to see legislation that is ripe for abuse.

Which is exactly what anti-gunners are seeking to do with new legislation being proposed in Congress (hat tip to here for the lead). A writer going by jprivate gives us the details:

In Texas, police use MHA’s [mental health assessments] to “screen” every person they have arrested for mental illness.

But the TAPS Act, first introduced in January, would take law enforcement screenings to a whole new level. It would create a national threat assessment of children and adults.

In the course of six months, the Threat Assessment, Prevention and Safety Act (TAPS) Act (H.R. 838) has seen support grow to nearly 80 Congress members.

Politicians are master manipulators. What better way to garner public support for a national threat assessment program than to introduce it during National Police Week.

JPrivate continues:

TAKEN AT FACE VALUE, THE TAPS ACT SOUNDS LIKE A NOBLE ATTEMPT TO STOP SCHOOL SHOOTINGS BUT NOT ALL IS AS IT SEEMS.

THE TAPS ACT WOULD ENCOURAGE LAW ENFORCEMENT TO GIVE EVERYONE A PERSONAL THREAT ASSESSMENT (KIDS AND ADULTS) AND SINGLE OUT THOSE THAT THEY DEEM AS FUTURE THREATS […].

“BY BRINGING THREAT ASSESSMENT EXPERTS TOGETHER, AND UTILIZING EVIDENCE-BASED BEHAVIORAL THREAT ASSESSMENT AND MANAGEMENT PROCESSES, WE CAN BOLSTER PUBLIC SAFETY BY IMPLEMENTING STRATEGIES TO IDENTIFY AND STOP DANGEROUS INDIVIDUALS BEFORE THEY CAN COMMIT AN ACT OF VIOLENCE. WE HAVE THE EXPERTISE TO COMBAT THE TARGETED VIOLENCE PLAGUING OUR SCHOOLS, PLACES OF WORSHIP, AND PUBLIC SPACES, BUT WE HAVE YET TO FULLY IMPLEMENT IT TO PREVENT ATTACKS.”

THE TAPS ACT HAS ALL THE EARMARKS OF A PARANOID POLICE STATE THAT CONSIDERS EVERYONE A POTENTIAL THREAT. IT WILL CREATE A “JOINT BEHAVIORAL THREAT ASSESSMENT AND MANAGEMENT TASK FORCE TO IDENTIFY INDIVIDUALS THAT EXHIBIT PATTERNS OF DANGEROUS BEHAVIOR THAT MAY PRECEDE AN ACT OF TARGETED VIOLENCE.”

ACCORDING TO SENATORS MARCO RUBIO, KYRSTEN SINEMEA AND THOM TILLIS, THE TAPS ACT WILL CREATE A NATIONAL BEHAVIORAL THREAT ASSESSMENT AND MANAGEMENT PROCESS FOR EVERYONE.

Now, it doesn’t take a genius to realize how easily this type of thing could be weaponized to use against political opponents. After all, how is this any different to how J. Edgar Hoover used the FBI against Martin Luther King, Jr. or how is this different than how the Soviets spied on their own people to control them “for the good of the people” (or should we say the good of the children)?

Now matter how well-intentioned this type of legislation may be, the fact of the matter is that the people who support this bill are not thinking beyond their own (presumably) positive intentions to how their political enemies will use this against them when those political enemies are in office.

And we need to realize how anti-gunners will want to use this against law abiding gun owners like you and me.

We need to fight to kill this bill before it even gets a chance at passing.

30 COMMENTS

  1. Tyranny continues to grow within our gov., the very thing our Forefathers warned us about.
    “The greatest danger to American Freedom is a government that ignores the Constitution”!
    Thomas Jefferson

      • I respectfully disagree. The left is taking every effort to do an end run around the 2nd Amendment in states like California, Illinois, Oregon, Washington, New York, and New Jersey (and others). I agree that we need to get behind every attempt to nullify the 2nd Amendment, but that applies equally to the same attempts at the local and state levels.

        • Wait a minute. You want to nullify our Second Amendment? What type of government are you seeking? Fact is that OUR Second Amendment protects OUR Constitution ***in toto***.

  2. The Founding Fathers foresaw this very situation when they drafted the Constitution. This is why the Right To Keep and Bear Arms is the Second Amendment, directly following the Right To Freedom Of Speech, which the government is also trying to infringe with their “Politically Correct” agenda!

  3. Action speaks louder than words, in the end that’s what it’s going to take to keep our right to bear arms and
    all states in America from becoming a police state. Gun control advocates are out of control and if we don’t start fighting back harder with more resolve we’re going to lose the 2nd amendment our right to bear arms to
    remain free from dictatorship and tyranny like in Venezuela.

    • Yamamoto :
      I fear that all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and filled him with a terrible resolve .
      You cannot invade mainland America . There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass .
      Hopefully that goes for an internal invasion as well …

  4. To USA if you are a truly American, I suggest when it comes to the 2020 Elections you Vote with Trump and does whom support him within Congress and the Senate, if you don’t want to have Communist making decisions, changing Laws and rewriting the Constitution and not having a Civilian War within USA, since you Voted for Muslim BHO and he use the DOJ, FBI and the IRS to create what we have now. Vote Trump in 2020 and God Bless USA.

    • Exactly what every true, freedom loving American should do. Vote Trump and those in the House and Senate who support him. There is no room in America for those who want to abolish the Constitution and enlarge government power.

  5. To USA if you are a truly American, I suggest when it comes to the 2020 Elections you Vote with Trump and does whom support him within Congress and the Senate, if you don’t want to have Communist making decisions, changing Laws and rewriting the Constitution and not having a Civilian War within USA, since you Voted for Muslim BHO and he was able to use DOJ, FBI and the IRS to bring destroying to truly Americans. Vote Trump in 2020 and God Bless USA.

  6. Vote WISELY!! Look at the person you are considering. IF the person you are considering wants to FUNDAMENTALLY TRANSFORM America, THAT person is not who you want representing you in congress. IF – – the person you are considering continuously votes against the Constitution and the RIGHTS of Americans, THAT person is not who you want in OUR Government.

  7. This falls under the “Red Flag Laws” to which I refer to as the Tory Laws” (If you’re over 60, you may recall your American History regarding the Torys). ANYONE can make ANY claim, and it’s done without “Due Process”. We are in a time of “Tyranny”.

    • Tyranny is a creeping cancer on society that has been growing in our schools for over 50 years. The government slowly increases dependence of everyone through welfare and Medicare.

  8. All testing of this “law” begins in Congress. After they have all gone through the assessments and tweak the process. They should run through Congress again.
    When we are sure they weeded out the dangerous Senators and Representatives, next have everyone that has been appointed accessed.
    If it is still on the books, go through every state government.
    I’m sure by then a new ” flavor of the month” will be written to improve the process of wasting time.

  9. I voted for Trump but if he continues supporting these red flag laws and banning suppressors. Like George Bush Sr. (Who betrayed the gun owners with the assault weapons ban) the American Patriotic gun owners will not vote for him. I propose that we do a write in for “Eddie Eagle” let them know that we will Not tolerate anymore “false friends” (who say they are for the 2nd amendment and then trash it)

  10. The potential for abuse of this law is overwhelming. ANYONE could be targeted including legal/innocent gun owners for simply owning a gun. When/if anyone disagrees politically within any context with passion, they could be labeled as a threat. Basically guilty until proven innocent. It also puts an additional level of complexity to policing since there will be another level of bureaucracy and paperwork to deal with. They’re already burdened. Ask any policeman. They’ll be passionately against this lame brain idea.
    The simplest and cheapest idea to combat these attacks is to allow teachers, administrators, and those with Concealed Carry permits to carry arms into schools and government buildings. Basically eliminate gun free zones. There’s a GOOD reason why these attacks have NOT occurred at locations where guns are permitted. To think otherwise is naive and foolish. To those against my idea, what are you afraid of? That it may be a success? And please don’t tell me that you’re concerned about something that has NEVER SUCCESSFULLY happened. I’m referring to an attack at a location that allows guns including police stations.

  11. congress members that back such action and unfortantly police will be facing a hilary type retallation because gun owners will not put up with such bypassing of our rights,

    • Police do NOT have to enforce unconstitutional laws, BUT they DO have to honor there oath of office to we the people that they took it too. There oath is to us, not the new 4th Reich or New World Order as they say.
      Police ARE to protect our rights, in the Bill of Rights which has been part of our Constitution since 12/15/1791.

  12. Scenario: You get arrested for some minor infraction of some obscure law or ordinance. They run their “Threat Assessment”, and decide that you might have an agenda other than that of a sheep. They hold you, raid your house (and trash it completely in the process of finding your guns). Then you are arrested before the fact.
    Note the word “might”. It’s important to kill this “guilty before the crime” piece of garbage.

  13. If there is any positive at all in the concept, it would be that many if not most democrats would not bypass the threat assessment, as they are certifiably bat shit crazy … meaning simply put, that no democrats, no socialists, no liberals could possess a weapon, and would have them confiscated by the police. Included I am sure in the threat assessment would be the terrorist groups, whose ideological thinking is absurd at best, so now the confiscation of weapons would include antifa members, white supremacists, black panther militant group, and many if not all American muslims …. Criminality would be the only aspect that would be harder to identify and confiscate from, meaning the conservative / republican right, would still need to remain armed.

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