What is “ERPO” in Washington Sate? Gun confiscation by another name | ZeroHedge

“…promoting the use of an Extreme Risk Protection Order (ERPO) that many believe is nothing more than a thinly veiled confiscation plan that would allow a judge to ‘issue an ex parte order’ for the direct confiscation of an American citizens’ firearms.”

Source: Mainstream Media Now Promoting “Gun Confiscation Orders” As Solution To Mass Shootings

The new push for gun control from the left comes courtesy of ABC News which recently published a piece promoting the use of an Extreme Risk Protection Order (ERPO) that many believe is nothing more than a thinly veiled confiscation plan that would allow a judge to “issue an ex parte order” for the direct confiscation of an American citizens firearms.

Unbelievably, the order can actually be issued without the firearm owner even being present, which would in turn end with police at the citizens door demanding he hand over his weapons or face violence from the state.

ABC’s Andy Fies, on the other hand, apparently wants Americans to see the orders differently, painting a more friendly picture of the ERPO’s while quoting two different left-wing gun control groups as seemingly unbiased experts on gun violence.

As of now, only Washington, California, Connecticut and most recently Oregon have ERPO laws (while Indiana and Texas have modified risk warrant statutes). Over the past year, however, spurred by a string of mass shootings beginning with the Pulse Nightclub attack that killed 49 in June 2016, legislatures in 19 states and Washington, D.C., have taken up 32 separate ERPO bills for consideration, according to Everytown for Gun Safety, a nonprofit organization that advocates for gun control.

 

Everytown’s deputy legal director, William Rosen, told ABC News that list will grow. “We expect to see at least as much interest in 2018,” he said.

 

“There is a growing consensus,” added Lauren Alfred of the gun violence prevention group Sandy Hook Promise, “that this is the first step we should be taking when we are talking about people who are at risk of hurting themselves or others.”

 

Current laws barring gun ownership are limited. Generally, a person with a long history of mental health issues can still legally buy or possess firearms if they don’t fall into specific statutory categories such as having been adjudicated mentally ill or under a domestic violence restraining order. But, as was the case with Texas church gunman Devin Kelley, even these restrictions may not work if the person’s troubled past is not recorded on a background registry.

 

With an ERPO, however, if family members or police can show a gun owner to be an imminent danger to themselves or others, they can force the person to surrender their weapon(s).

Keep in mind that Everytown for Gun Safety is a Michael Bloomberg funded, left-wing gun control group that was created as part of a rebranding effort by the billionaire gun grabber after his previous group, Mayors Against Illegal Guns, was outed by multiple former members as actually pushing an agenda of full-scale gun confiscation.

 

 

 

Washington, other states to sue over Trump’s ‘Dreamer’ repeal plan | KOMO

NEW YORK (AP) Fifteen states and the District of Columbia sued the U.S. government Wednesday to block President Donald Trump’s plan to end protection against deportation for young immigrants who New York’s attorney general labeled the best of America.

Source: Washington, other states to sue over Trump’s ‘Dreamer’ repeal plan | KOMO

[Ed.: Oh, this should be good on how a federal judge magically rules that Obama’s unilateral action (read: unconstitutional) to create DACA is completely kosher and then rules that the same branch that created it cannot dismantle it.]

Lawsuit seeks to block vote on safe-injection sites | KIRO-TV

SEATTLE (AP) – A group of public health experts and others are challenging a proposed King County initiative that would ban safe injection sites for drug users.

Source: Lawsuit seeks to block vote on safe-injection sites | KIRO-TV

[Ed.: Oh, is polling telling you that your precious, stupid liberal idea is going to go down in flames if you don’t sue and have the initiative quashed before you get to de facto legalize heroin in King County? Any judge who looks at this with a skeptical eye toward any health benefits of this crackpot program has to side with the sane people who do not want supervised injection sites because it doesn’t work and it draws a criminal drug element.]

Seattle landlords barred from using criminal records when renting | MyNorthwest.com

The Seattle City Council unanimously passed legislation that will bar landlords from considering criminal records when renting property.

Source: Seattle landlords barred from using criminal records when renting

[Ed.: Again the Seattle City Council overreaches. It’s like they’ve got a full-employment program for land use attorneys going on there because Seattle’s going to get their asses sued off. So, now we’re destigmatizing criminality. It should be hard to find a place to live if you’ve committed a felony. You’re potentially a danger to your fellow renters and a landlord should know if there’s a potentially heightened risk from a new tenant. Just wait until the first landlord or tenant is harmed by a felon who was not known to be so. The city’s going to lose their shorts in court(s).]

Seattle approves income tax for high-income residents | KOMO

SEATTLE (AP) – Seattle’s City Council voted 9-0 on Monday to impose an income tax on the wealthy. Seattle’s highest earners would become the only Washington state residents to pay an income tax. The measure is likely headed to court to decide its constitutionality.

Source: Seattle approves income tax for high-income residents | KOMO

[Ed.: 9 elected officials in Seattle and not one has a lick of sense. They do not understand or care that their powers are superseded by the state’s power. Seattle voters/taxpayers who oppose this silliness might as well be talking to a brick wall.]

The Evergreen State College Implosion: Are There Lessons to be Learned? | HuffPost

In recent months, The Evergreen State College has been promoted as the archetypal example of the problems associated with political correctness run amok.

Source: The Evergreen State College Implosion: Are There Lessons to be Learned? | HuffPost

[Ed.: Blind Squirrel, meet Mr. Nut… Over here, yeah, that one…]

State AG disappointed as Sea-Tac prepares to enforce travel ban | MyNorthwest.com

Sea-Tac Airport will begin enforcing part of the Trump administration’s travel ban beginning Thursday. The ban affects people from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. If people from those countries don’t have a bona fide connection to someone in the United States they’ll likely be turned away.

Source: State AG disappointed as Sea-Tac prepares to enforce travel ban

[Ed.: Ah, poor little Sideshow Bob Ferguson has to be really butt-hurt now after this spanking at the hands of the U.S. Supreme Court and we don’t expect it to get any better for the AG (AKA “Aspiring Governor”) when they makes their final ruling later in the year. The law is so stunningly clear that even liberal activists on the U.S. Supreme Court couldn’t side with this blinding display of juris-ignorance from our activist A.G. Oh, and this picture looks like a pouty Frank Burns from M*A*S*H… “Ferret Face”, totally!]

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