Lost His 2A Rights – Red Flag Laws – Mistaken Identity
Florida Man Lost His 2A Rights, Thanks To Red Flag Laws And Mistaken Identity
Beth Baumann | Aug 19, 2019
(Below are the last few paragraphs of the article. The entire article on Townhall is available at the link below.)
Even though it was evident they had the wrong man, Carpenter was forced to hand over his firearms. There was no hearing or any kind of court proceeding.
“The last thing on my mind was me having to turn over my gun,” Carpenter told AmmoLand. “I was upset when the Sheriff told me that I need to surrender my gun before any due process.”
Here’s where things get even more ridiculous.
Carpenter’s firearms had to remain in police custody until the plaintiff can say, in court, that he’s not the man that she filed a complaint against. He’d then have to petition the court to get his firearms back…and he would have to bear the cost. Carpenter will get his day in court later this month.
What’s happening to this man is the exact instance Second Amendment supporters have worried about. This very instant is what we’ve talked about, time and time again. What if Carpenter needed to defend himself between now and his court date? He couldn’t, because the government failed him.
He’s having to prove himself innocent in a country where everyone is supposed to be innocent until proven guilty.Attribution: Townhall