The Supreme Court is weighing whether, under the Fourth Amendment, it’s permissible for the police to enter someone’s home without a warrant and take their guns.
The proposal is being called “community caretaking” and it’s no surprise that the Biden administration supports it. The surprising element to this is that the typically left-leaning civil rights groups oppose it. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Cato Institute and American Conservative Union Foundation filed a brief opposing the policy saying it could “give police free rein to enter the home without probable cause or a warrant.”
Forbes reports the case that the Supreme Court is hearing arguments about is an example of police taking guns from a home. This case deals with police taking a man’s guns because he had threatened suicide. The supreme court’s decision on Caniglia v. Strom could set up cases where police could enter a home and lawfully take weapons without a warrant using the excuse of “community caretaking.”.
This case ended up in the Supreme Court because two lower courts sided with the police. The DOJ has also weighed in to side with the police.
This is a slippery slope and should not be approved. We’d like to know what you think. We consider this more government overreach by the Biden administration.
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ARTICLE SOURCE: 100percentfeedup.com