H/T Fox News.
Governor Rick Scott(R-FL) should be ashamed of himself for signing such a bad piece of legislation into law.
On a personal level, I came Damned to losing my guns when the physocpath I am getting divorced from lied and said she was a victim of domestic violence.
She filed for a restraining order against me asking the court to take away my guns and knives.
Fourtantally the judge saw through her bullshit.
He asked her did you ever have your husband arrested for domestic violence?
She said no sir. Then he said did you ever file a complaint about being a victim of domestic violence? Again she said no sir.
Then she makes the comment he has several guns and knives.
Then the judge say did your husband ever threaten you or use a gun or knife on you? She said no sir.
Then the judge said I can not give you a restraining order on what might happen until it does.
So I know from personal experience how easy it could be to lose your guns, ammo, and knives on someone’s whim or lies.
For the record, I had sold my guns to afford to rent and furnish a place so I could bring our daughter to live with me.
Hundreds of gun owners in Florida have been ordered to give up their guns under a new law that took effect after the deadly Parkland shooting in February, according to a report published Monday.
The Risk Protection Order, signed by Florida Gov. Rick Scott just three weeks after a gunman killed 17 people at Stoneman Douglas, aims to temporarily remove weapons from gun owners who have been deemed by a judge to possibly be a threat to themselves or others.
Roughly 200 firearms have been confiscated in the state since the law was enacted, Sgt. Jason Schmittendorf, of the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, told WFTS-TV. “Around 30,000 rounds of ammunition” were also taken, he said.
A five-person team in the county that’s worked solely on the risk protection law reportedly has filed 64 risk protection petitions in court. Broward County, according to the news outlet, has filed 88 risk protection petitions since March.
“It’s a constitutional right to bear arms and when you are asking the court to deprive somebody of that right we need to make sure we are making good decisions, right decisions and the circumstances warrant it,” Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri told the station in defense of the task force.
Every petition filed under the order in Pinellas County has so far been granted by the judge, according to the report.
The first gun seizure under the law occurred in April when Florida authorities confiscated an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle from an Army veteran.
Jerron Smith’s gun was seized when he refused to surrender it voluntarily, the Broward County Sheriff’s Office said at the time. The officers also seized a .22 caliber rifle he owned, hundreds of rounds of ammunition, a bump stock and numerous other weapon-related items.
In addition to confiscating guns, the law also raised the age to buy a rifle to 21 and established a three-day waiting period on gun purchases.