From the Peoples DemocRAT Non-republic of Michigan. The last line of this article is pure dictatorship. Befehl ist Befehl (orders are orders) was the defense of the Germans tried for war crimes at Nuremberg. No sympathy then, none now. Going to be interesting to see if this stands as you know damned well it is going to end up at the USSC.

LIVINGSTON COUNTY, Mich. (FOX 2) – The latest piece of Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s gun reform platform is now official – with her signature on a bill greenlighting so-called “red flag laws” also known as Extreme Risk Protection Orders.

They allow cops, mental health professionals and worried family members to get a firearm taken away from a person believed to be a danger to themselves or others.

“We have heard too many times from those who knew a mass shooter who had expressed concern in advance about that mass shooter’s intentions,” Whitmer said earlier today. “We’ve seen situations where local police flagged someone or even spoke to them about their violent statements but weren’t able to take any further course of action.

“With Extreme Risk Protection Orders we have a mechanism to step in and save lives.”

But there are questions about the legality of the laws – with officials in places like Livingston County thumbing their noses at them.

Sheriff Mike Murphy said last month he would not enforce the red flag program, saying there is a violation of due process.

“If all the gun safety laws work so well, we wouldn’t have issues like Chicago,” said Colleen Quinn. “So, we are standing by our commissioners and our sheriff, we are very proud of them.”

Quinn attended Monday night’s meeting of the Livingston County Board of Commissioners. It is a body that recently declared itself a “Constitutional County” meaning they will not back any laws that violate the Second Amendment in their view.

“So I feel our commissioners did a great job, our sheriff, we are behind him 100 percent,” Quinn said. “And these laws aren’t going to move the needle.”

Governor Whitmer was asked about local authorities who refuse to enforce the Extreme Risk Protection Orders.

“I think that every prosecutor takes his oath to uphold the laws of the State of Michigan,” she said. “And that’s the expectation.”

Here’s how the red-flag laws would work:

A judge will have 24 hours to decide on a protection order once it is filed. If granted, the judge would have 14 days to set a hearing which would then give the red-flagged person a chance to prove why they are not a risk to themselves or others.

Another layer to the enforcement element is, Attorney General Dana Nessel has said if the local law enforcement chooses to not follow through on a red-flag order, she will find someone with the jurisidiction who will.

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May 27, 2023 22:26

Gretchen Whitmer is so corrupt, she and the FBI fabricated a fake kidnapping against her, which fell apart during the trial. She also wouldn’t release how many died from COVID last year.

DJ - Your Political Sock Puppet
May 30, 2023 08:42

It’s getting harder and harder to ignore all the mass shootings being an almost daily occurrence these days, and the longer something like this gets ignore, the more draconian the eventual ‘solution’ will be. I’ll preface this comment by repeating, I am a gun owner. At one time, I owned almost a hundred firearms. I have six now, one being… Read more »

DJ - Your Political Sock Puppet
Reply to  terrapod
May 31, 2023 08:06

I knew it wouldn’t be long before one of you brought up Chicago, as if that’s the benchmark for murders and gun control. Last I read, Chicago with draconian gun control regulations, had 51 shot 10 dead this past 3 day weekend. And probably the weekend before, and the weekend before that. Chicago, being the largest city in the… Read more »

DJ - Your Political Sock Puppet
Reply to  terrapod
June 3, 2023 10:21

I don’t know if it is ‘ignored’ as much as how it is being interpreted in different eras. The idea that if something wasn’t specifically mentioned in the Constitution then it doesn’t exist is a folly. Take for example, your cell phone and the 4th Amendment. Does the Constitution protect you from unreasonable searches because it doesn’t mention cell phones… Read more »

May 30, 2023 09:54

This is of course, the same Governor Whitmer who not just refused to enforce any abortion ban. but sued her own state to prevent the ban from going into effect. Same with AG Nessel – she outright announced she would not enforce any abortion ban but demands enforcement of the execrable red flag law. To Democrats, Orders are orders, but… Read more »

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