What’s wrong with this sentence: “Deputy Chief Constable Derek Benson commissioned the review to check whether any firearms licence holders in Essex had been the perpetrator of domestic abuse, even if they had not been arrested, charged, or been found guilty of an offence.” No, it’s not the spelling of license or offense. It’s the fact that DCC Benson has revoked [or forced the surrender of] 50 shotgun licenses from Essex natives without even a nod to due process. The eye-opening essexchronicle.co.uk story is a frightening cautionary tale for Californians and other Americans living under repressive gun control regimes. Check this out . . .
Operation Wishbone team leader, Chief Inspector Tom Simons, said: “The purpose of the review was to identify licensed firearms holders where we had information to suggest they might have been involved in perpetrating domestic abuse.
“If there were concerns, we took steps to remove guns, ammunition and certificates where we believed there was a danger to public safety.”
A further 86 [out of 777] owners were given warnings about the manner in which they stored their guns following home visits.
Inspector Neal Miller said: “We prioritised the cases, focusing on the highest risk first and began visiting the holders to check on their suitability.
“We also made our approach much more victim based so that they had an opportunity to say whether they believed their partners or family members should be allowed to keep their guns.”
That last bit’s reminiscent of California’s recently enacted Gun Violence Retraining Order, which empowers police to confiscate guns from Golden State citizens whose relatives consider them a danger to themselves, their family or society – without due process. Only in this case, there isn’t even a judge [secretly] involved.
Gun control -> police state. ‘Nuff said?