Tam has the latest on our friend TJIC.
In a nutshell, TJIC - who, remember, has never been charged with a crime, let alone convicted - applied for his MA FID card. This is the only card in MA that is "shall issue", and allows the holder to own low capacity rifles and shotguns. That's it. Since he's still at loggerheads with his local PD, getting the FID means he can have shotguns, bolt action rifles, and ammunition in the house.
Apparently, the police in his town decided - on Independence Day - to surround his house and illegally confiscate his firearms. No reason given, no criminal charges filed, nothing - although the Gestapo will more than likely dream something up and arrest him later to cover their pathetic asses.
Damn, I went Godwin, didn't I?
I was trying to keep this calm and even, because when all is said and done, I'm in MA. This could very easily be me. Someone with a grudge against me could send a link to some of my, err, more heated posts to my chief of police and get me declared unsuitable, and *poof* the armory disappears. As this new twist in the saga shows, even the supposedly "shall issue" FID license in MA can be revoked for any reason. Even though it's not supposed to be.
I hope Alan Gura is booking a flight to Logan Airport on Monday. This should be EXACTLY the kind of slam-dunk case he could use to get the horrific "shall issue" laws overturned, which would be a monumentous step in the right direction here in MA - remember, you need a permit to own *any* firearm in MA, something that very few other states require.
And with this new twist, we're seeing that one's Second Amendment rights can be completely revoked for no reason whatsoever. This in turn leads to one's Fourth Amendment rights against seizure of property being violated. And, remember, it all resulted from something TJIC said, so he's being punished for exercising his First Amendment rights.
Massachusetts: The birthplace - and graveyard - of liberty, indeed.
That is all.
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