A state task force studying gun access laws for people with mental illnesses has proposed authorizing police to seize firearms from individuals deemed a credible threat to themselves or others.
Such seizures, the panel said Wednesday, would take place after law enforcement “substantiated” reports from mental health providers, social workers and other professionals.
Forget for a moment that we would have politicians dictating what is and what is not a “credible threat”. Maryland residents must register all firearms with the State. Which means that when the local government is, they know exactly where to come to round up all the legal firearms. Not the ones floating around with serial numbers removed, or stuffed inside some Roca jacket. No, just the ones belonging to law abiding gun owners.
With the prospect of gun registration coming to a federal law near you, it’s time to start making some hard decisions.