Mainstream Media Now Promoting "Gun Confiscation Orders" As Solution To Mass Shootings

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Authored by Alex Thomas via,

In what many saw coming a mile away in the aftermath of both the Las Vegas Massacre and the Texas Church mass shooting, liberals in the government, with the help of their mainstream media allies, are now pushing what amounts to plans for gun confiscation, outside of normal law, for Americans across the country.

The new push for gun control from the left comes courtesy of ABC News which recently published a piece promoting the use of an Extreme Risk Protection Order (ERPO) that many believe is nothing more than a thinly veiled confiscation plan that would allow a judge to “issue an ex parte order” for the direct confiscation of an American citizens firearms.

Unbelievably, the order can actually be issued without the firearm owner even being present, which would in turn end with police at the citizens door demanding he hand over his weapons or face violence from the state.

ABC’s Andy Fies, on the other hand, apparently wants Americans to see the orders differently, painting a more friendly picture of the ERPO’s while quoting two different left-wing gun control groups as seemingly unbiased experts on gun violence.

As of now, only Washington, California, Connecticut and most recently Oregon have ERPO laws (while Indiana and Texas have modified risk warrant statutes). Over the past year, however, spurred by a string of mass shootings beginning with the Pulse Nightclub attack that killed 49 in June 2016, legislatures in 19 states and Washington, D.C., have taken up 32 separate ERPO bills for consideration, according to Everytown for Gun Safety, a nonprofit organization that advocates for gun control.


Everytown’s deputy legal director, William Rosen, told ABC News that list will grow. “We expect to see at least as much interest in 2018,” he said.


“There is a growing consensus,” added Lauren Alfred of the gun violence prevention group Sandy Hook Promise, “that this is the first step we should be taking when we are talking about people who are at risk of hurting themselves or others.”


Current laws barring gun ownership are limited. Generally, a person with a long history of mental health issues can still legally buy or possess firearms if they don’t fall into specific statutory categories such as having been adjudicated mentally ill or under a domestic violence restraining order. But, as was the case with Texas church gunman Devin Kelley, even these restrictions may not work if the person’s troubled past is not recorded on a background registry.


With an ERPO, however, if family members or police can show a gun owner to be an imminent danger to themselves or others, they can force the person to surrender their weapon(s).

Keep in mind that Everytown for Gun Safety is a Michael Bloomberg funded, left-wing gun control group that was created as part of a rebranding effort by the billionaire gun grabber after his previous group, Mayors Against Illegal Guns, was outed by multiple former members as actually pushing an agenda of full-scale gun confiscation.

The Extreme Risk Protection Orders scheme seems to be nothing more than another attempt at slowly eroding the right of lawful Americans to own firearms.

As AWR Hawkins reported in an April 2017 article about a similar law being pushed in Oregon, “Oregon state Sen. Brian Boquist is pushing a confiscation bill that would broaden the number of prohibited gun purchasers as well as require certain individuals to hand over any guns in their possession.”

At the time, gun rights activist and NRA member Keely Hopkins rightfully described the law as an attempt to remove your Second Amendment rights by using a third-party who would need little evidence to declare you unfit to own a firearm. (Imagine a vengeful ex-wife/husband)

“This bill allows for a protective order to remove your Second Amendment rights, not because of a criminal conviction, but based on third-party allegations using an evidentiary standard that falls far below what’s normally required for the removing of fundamental rights.”

It is also important to note that gun control advocates and the mainstream media are using The Las Vegas Massacre, which the authorities are openly lying about (there were at least 7 different shooters) as a pretext to further take away Americans right to bear arms. This is, and has always been, the modus operandi of the power elite.

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Manipuflation's picture

Come and take them then.

serotonindumptruck's picture

Never gonna happen.

There's way more of 'us' than there are of 'them'.

I would expect a broad revolt amongst the law enforcement community if they were all tasked with door-to-door confiscation.

(((They))) will be forced to attempt a different approach.

If the HIPPA laws can somehow be circumvented, then psychological and mental health issues will be used as a pretext for disarmament next.

Arnold's picture

These type of articles seriously affect / effect my mental stability.

Common_Law's picture

Don't forget 4+ Oz of explosives is a WMD. 

Box of ammo already makes you a terrorist whenever they want to take action. 

Arnold's picture

I must admit I laughed at WMD label.
Shit, that ain't half a Saturday night's fishing.

wee-weed up's picture



The Libs will try to do it just like the IRS successfully sends people to jail...

One by one very slowly and low-key over time so no immediate mass resistance ever arises.

But, Trump is on our side.

Can you imagine if Hitlery was Prez?

GUS100CORRINA's picture

Mainstream Media Now Promoting "Gun Confiscation Orders" As Solution To Mass Shootings

My response: Unbelievable!!!! This is SATANIC thinking.

We need to locate these people and have a conversation. Their THINKING is very misguided.

Walk in Wisdom

See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

Mr Hankey's picture

MY RESPONSE: Your god is a dickless dead joo on a stick, that needs to be fucked with a flaming pineapple, sideways. 

"Yea,and verily,forsake the forsooth, bespoken and begotten, unto thee,thou art thespian scribe of doltish tomfoolery, jibes,japes, and jabberwocky.

Fucking useless christer chrisling circumcised cocksucker. 

RU4Au's picture

Mr. Hanke appears to have issues that need resolution. Step #1, Stop with the PCP-laced stuff.

DisorderlyConduct's picture

LOL. That seems real important to ya.

Pernicious Gold Phallusy's picture

Are you frustrated you and your male prostitute drank so much he can't get it up?

CheapBastard's picture
Mass killings under Communist regimes


In his summary of the estimates in the Black Book of Communism, Martin Malia suggested a death toll of between 85 and 100 million people.


The far left DNC and Hollywood commies + the MSM are the biggest threats to America.

waspwench's picture

MY RESPONSE:  You are crude, rude, incoherent, obnoxious and could be dispensed with.

Rockatanski's picture

gun powder is an accelerant, not an explosive.

effendi's picture

Whether it is technically an acelerant or an explosive doesn't matter when a cop, a DA and a judge might decide differently and change the definition of a word (remember Justice Roberts torturing what the meaning of a tax was when he allowed Obummercare?)

ZeroRange's picture

'Gun powder' ie Black powder is an explosive. Smokeless (gun) powder is a propellant. Gasoline etc are accelerants.

ThanksChump's picture

Gasoline is, technically, an explosive.

Everyone unwittingly commits several felonies a day, making our legal system worthless. So ignore it just as our lawmakers routinely do.

If someone tells you "I have a court order requiring you to surrender your firearms because..." Just interrupt their speech, get their full name, shoot them, then immediately find the judge who signed the order, shoot him/her/it. Burn their homes down.

That's very discouraging to the replacement bureaucrats.

Gosh, I guess lawlessness was a bad example for our leaders to set.

SybilDefense's picture

Try to take people's cars and you'll get a new meaning to RPM - revolutions per minute

Rockatanski's picture

gun powder is an accelerant, not an exosive.

Code Duello's picture

Yes, and all of those football teams that are blowing up fireworks before, during and after their games are terrorists possessing and detonating WMDs but you're never going to hear about that.

Yog Soggoth's picture

Why? I am probably the only Seminole on the board, and I still got your back. Fear is hopelesness. I would never feel that even if I truly was the last one on the planet.

ThanksChump's picture

The token Seminole!

I'm the token Irish German Cherokee.

I don't worry about bureaucrats shaking me down at home. I'm a high functioning pyromaniac inventor with recently acquired trust issues. So, I'm not sure a few dozen sociopathic control freaks in uniforms will impress me much.

redmudhooch's picture

I have Cherokee blood too. But they still call me a white supremacist.

Arnold's picture

If it helps, I gave up labeling my snark as sarcasm a long time ago.

Lore's picture

What if the people with mental health issues are the ones in charge?  Can legislation protect against the legislators, or the groups that manipulate them? 

serotonindumptruck's picture

One might expect that the most seriously unstable individuals occupy the upper echelons within the halls of power.

These types of sociopathic personalities have largely become accustomed to having their orders followed by their subservient lackeys without question, but once a certain line in the sand has been drawn, such as The 2nd Amendment, then even these LEOs will recognize a losing proposition when they see it.

Most people aren't that stupid.

The 2nd Amendment was specifically enshrined within The Constitution as a safeguard against tyranny.

BandGap's picture

Ah, psychology.

Part of the movement against the people has been to catorgorize and compartmentalize these types of evaluations. That way the masses can be fed the name and POSSIBLE problems someone who thinks like this can POSSIBLY harm you. Much like they have done with other types of behaviors.

Think about things. And consider what was not "normal' 20 years ago is now breaking into mainstream.

serotonindumptruck's picture

About 15 years ago, I was prescribed Wellbutrin as part of a smoking cessation program.

That shit gave me some of the freakiest dreams, with lots of vivid colors and texture.

Then I quit smoking cigarettes.

BandGap's picture

People in my subdivision would take Chantix, have 2-3 glasses of wine and be tripping the light fantasic.

Many of the drugs these days have no long term effect data. But this is nothing new, neither does cocaine and a host of other drugs from  days gone by.

People have no idea how they are being wired, or rewired, or having the wires ripped out.

Thee will always be a reason for confiscation making "sense'.

5000yl's picture

About half my clients are people who have been deemed SMI (Seriously mentally ill).

Do not put anything in your body that is prescribed for you by a state indoctrinated psychologist. Its all bullshit. It keeps these people thinking they have a "problem" so they keep coming back and the state keeps paying the bills. (Behavioral health is funded by the state once deemed SMI)

devnickle's picture

I quit that shit after a week. No thank you. SSRI'S are a "cure" far worse than the problem. 

Code Duello's picture

"I would expect a broad revolt amongst the law enforcement community...."

You and a lot of other ZHers are either woefully naive or just plain ignorant of reality.  Your LE community, and everyone else's, is a locally licensed gang of unionized thugs.  They have allegiance only to their union and any pretense to "protect and serve" the populace is a farce.  LEO at all levels is a matter of union membership and they hide behind compulsory arbitration agreements rather than outright employment contracts that are common in private enterprise.  When the chips are down there won't be a single member of your local police force that will fail to go door-to-door and do whatever is required to deprive innocents citizens of their constitutional rights.

devnickle's picture

If this pans out, there's gonna be an awful lot of dead cop's on doorsteps. Just sayin.

newdoobie's picture

More likely a lot of burned down homes, did you forget Waco already?

ThanksChump's picture


But who's doing the burning? I know where all of my local LEs, bankers, and politicians live.

If you have to, Kerosene. Never ever gasoline. 3AM. Make sure windows and doors are fully engulfed. Else, stay in your midden heap and hope the jackboots pass you by.

My bureaucrats are OK, so far. I think they'll stay OK.

Pernicious Gold Phallusy's picture

The Health Insurance Portability and Patient Protection Act already contains an exception to protect third parties when the patient is deemed a threat to others.

redmudhooch's picture

(((They))) will always find a way around our Constitution, you're right, you can already see it, just declare all gun owners "crazy lone nuts" and there you go. Best of luck to em.

People know the truth now, so they're not very likely to hand them over without a fight.

They will not stop until they get them, false flags, new laws, disarming the slaves is the end game.

Mr Hankey's picture

Give 'em up, all you law-abiding gutless pussy-fart x-tian whitemouse  porch monkeys!!!Line right up! ITZ THE LAW!!!! Copsuckers. Fem-faggots!!!!! Wouldn't want to disobey the LAW!!!!!!

Pernicious Gold Phallusy's picture

You should turn to the Bible instead of alcohol and gay pornography.

divingengineer's picture

Jesus Hankey,
Take half a Xanax before you give yourself a hemorrhoid.

redmudhooch's picture

I will propose confiscation of weapons from our government since they're the ones that are killing everyone. 

Specially Mossad/CIA/FBI, can't trust them one bit. Bombs too, especially the nuclear ones.

I also propose we are given the abiility to spy on our government, since they'e the ones beaking all the laws.

Come on, hand em over spooks

They really do want a Bolshevik genocide of Americans huh?

waspwench's picture

No-one knows what you are talking about and no-one cares.   Just go away.

zorba THE GREEK's picture

I will gladly hand over my guns, once I've exausted all my ammo. (20,000+) rounds.



Manipuflation's picture

You shoot to wound.  We shoot to kill.

Mr Hankey's picture

You don't shoot nobody except turd-world women & children .Your mythology is crashing faster than your delusions!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : - )

Mr Hankey's picture

You don't shoot nobody except turd-world women & children .Your mythology is crashing faster than your delusions!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : - )

Mr Hankey's picture

You don't shoot nobody except turd-world women & children .Your mythology is crashing faster than your delusions!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : - )