FBI pressuring people to put themselves on the NICS list

PJMediaAccording to a wealth of internal documents and communications obtained via a Freedom of Information Act request by the gun rights organization Gun Owners of America (GOA), the FBI secretly coerced Americans into signing documents that waive their rights to own, buy, or even use firearms — a blatant assault on their Second Amendment rights.

“The forms were presented by the FBI to people at their homes and in other undisclosed locations, according to bureau documents,” the Daily Caller reports. “At least 15 people between 2016 and 2019 signed the secret forms, which ask signatories to declare themselves as either a ‘danger’ to themselves or others or lacking ‘mental capacity adequately to contract or manage’ their lives.”

The form states that signatories woud be permanently registered with the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), which would bar them from purchasing, possessing, or using firearms. It’s unclear how the FBI targeted signatories but according to investigation notes on some of the forms, many signatories allegedly made violent threats online, in person, and on social media.

If they made real violent threats, convict them in court and they will go on the NICS list. If you can't do that, probably they should keep their 2nd Amendment rights. Worse, this form originated with an Obama-era program to get people who were NOT dangerous to sign away their rights -- people on social security who needed help managing their finances, for example. That program was shut down by Congress.

This entry was published Tue Sep 20 22:53:39 CDT 2022 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2022-09-20 22:53:39.0. [Tweet]

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