Just in time for the Democrat’s new coveted gun owner control measures like “community intervention” and “warrantless gun confiscations,” which the Joe Biden administration has fought for diligently to the Supreme Court these past two months, is a case that will help them illustrate their demands for more control: Brandon Hole.
“Classic case for a red flag law,” wrote one Twitter user.
Classic case for a Red Flag Law.
— Simon (@SimonMichaelPa2) April 16, 2021
Red Flag laws are laws that protect family members who report their family members for bad behavior to set them up for warrantless gun confiscation. Democrats hope to expand those powers to community teams who have oversight on intervention into gun owners’ lives and homes.
Fox News reporter posted on Twitter a statement from the head of the Indianapolis FBI regarding a mass shooting event this week in Indianapolis.
“We held back info from family on FedEx shooter Brandon Hole until FBI could confirm:
“In March 2020, the suspect’s mother contacted law enforcement to report he might try to commit “suicide by cop.” The suspect was placed on an immediate detention mental health temporary hold, by the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department. A shotgun was seized at his residence. Based on items observed in the suspect’s bedroom at that time, he was interviewed by the FBI in April 2020. No Racially Motivated Violent Extremism (RMVE) ideology was identified during the course of the assessment, and no criminal violation was found. The shotgun was not returned to the suspect,” said FBI Indianapolis Special Agent in Charge Paul Keenan.
BIDEN TO THE SUPREMES- ‘WE NEED SPECIAL EMERGENCY POWERS IN CASES OF MENTAL ILLNESS’
In late March, the Biden administration argued its first amicus brief before SCOTUS and called on the justices to uphold the First Circuit’s ruling in Caniglia v. Strom, a case that could have sweeping consequences for policing, due process, and mental health, with the Biden Administration and attorneys general from nine states urging the High Court to uphold warrantless gun confiscation. But what would ultimately become a major Fourth Amendment case began with an elderly couple’s spat over a coffee mug.
Noting that “the ultimate touchstone of the Fourth Amendment is ‘reasonableness,’” the Justice Department argued that warrants should not be “presumptively required when a government official’s action is objectively grounded in a non-investigatory public interest, such as health or safety.”
“The ultimate question, in this case, is therefore not whether the respondent officers’ actions fit within some narrow warrant exception,” their brief stated, “but instead whether those actions were reasonable,” actions the Justice Department felt were “justified” in Caniglia’s case.
As a fail-safe, the Justice Department also urged the Supreme Court to uphold the lower court ruling on qualified immunity grounds, arguing that the officers’ “actions did not violate any clearly established law so as to render the officers individually liable in a damages action.”
DOJ-CHRISTOPHER WRAY IN CHARGE OF FBI RAIDS WITH WARENTLESS CONFISCATIONS AND SPECIAL EMERGENCY POWERS
According to an FBI Press release from Jun 20, 2020:
Director Christopher Wray has named Paul Keenan as the special agent in charge of the Indianapolis Field Office. He most recently served as a section chief for the Critical Incident Response Group (CIRG).
Mr. Keenan joined the FBI as a special agent in 2003 and investigated violent gangs out of the Los Angeles Field Office. In 2009, Mr. Keenan was promoted to supervisor and placed in charge of the Violent Gang Squad and later the High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Squad investigating Mexican drug cartels.
In 2012, Mr. Keenan was appointed as the assistant legal attaché in Panama City, representing the FBI in Panama, Costa Rica, and Nicaragua. While there, he assisted in the capture of two FBI Ten Most Wanted fugitives. In 2014, he was selected as the supervisory senior special agent of the Chattanooga Resident Agency under the Knoxville Field Office in Tennessee. During his time in Tennessee, he led the response and investigation of a homegrown violent extremist attack on two military installations.
Mr. Keenan was selected as the assistant special agent in charge of the Operational Support Branch of the Miami Field Office in 2016. The branch included all special teams, the Computer Analysis Response Team, media operations, and several other programs. In 2017, he took over as ASAC of one of Miami’s criminal branches and helped lead responses to the mass shootings at the Fort Lauderdale airport and at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
RED FLAG LAWS IN EXECUTIVE ORDER-EXPANDING SPECIAL EMERGENCY POWERS
Ironically just last week, the Biden administration released an executive order about expanding their power with the idea of Red Fag Laws. From Biden’s EO:
“The Justice Department, within 60 days, will publish model “red flag” legislation for states. Red flag laws allow family members or law enforcement to petition for a court order temporarily barring people in crisis from accessing firearms if they present a danger to themselves or others. The President urges Congress to pass an appropriate national “red flag” law and legislation incentivizing states to pass “red flag” laws of their own. In the interim, the Justice Department’s published model legislation will make it easier for states that want to adopt red-flag laws to do so.”
Further reading on Biden’s hopes for warrantless searches, red flag laws, and Community intervention:
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All of these factors weighed together sure seem like an interesting coincidence.
Kari is an ex-Community Organizer who writes about Voter Engagement, Cultural Marxism and Campaigns. She has been a grassroots volunteer with the GOP, on and off for 18 years. She is a Homeschool Mom in North Carolina and loves Photojournalism and Citizen Journalism. @Saorsa1776