We’ve been seen the California civilian disarmament squads being touted across the airwaves as doing the “good work” of keeping guns out of the hands of prohibited persons. But despite those efforts, all is not well in the Republic of California. While Bloomberg news might have you believe that only violent felons and other “evil people” are having their guns confiscated, the truth is that people who have done nothing wrong at all are having their firearms confiscated, too . . .
Due to an error in paperwork, Lynette Phillips’s husband David [above right] had to surrender three guns after spending two days in a mental hospital in December. Lynette was accidentally recorded as being involuntarily committed to a psychiatric institution when, in reality, she was there voluntarily to adjust her medication. Due to that one minor paperwork slip-up, the state of California (knowing that the woman’s husband had firearms, thanks to their firearms registration system) sent one of their busy confiscation crews to their house and separated both the woman and her husband from their heaters.
From The Blaze:
Phillips told TheBlaze the authorities arrived in unmarked cars Tuesday night around 8 p.m. Seeing as how she had never been in trouble with the law before, when they asked to enter, she said “sure,” not thinking to ask for a warrant. This gun confiscation law doesn’t go so far as to give officers warrants to enter property without permission.
Phillips explained that she and her husband were seated at their dining room table and questioned about the firearms. Phillips showed authorities where the weapons were located — a handgun in the top dresser drawer and two rifles in a safe in the garage. After Phillips unlocked the case in the garage, she said officers pulled her away from the guns and back into the house.
Phillips believes — and noted online reviews of the center should substantiate her claims — that the process at the psychiatric hospital was a joke. Bloomberg contacted the hospital for a response regarding Phillips’ admittance but had not received a reply.
Still, the issue of patients potentially being misdiagnosed speaks of the larger implications of the laws that might apply following such a hospital admittance.
Larger implications indeed. It’s a pretty troubling world we live in where one wrong note in a hospital record leads to a knock on your door in the middle of the night and the loss of your Constitutional right to keep and bear arms. Without any judicial oversight.