An elderly veteran is being treated like he’s a criminal.
He was unjustly attacked for trying to protect his community.
What the Democrats did to one decorated war hero will leave you red with rage.
America is founded on an ideal of justice.
One of the most fundamental parts of that foundation is the idea that everyone is considered innocent until proven guilty.
The Democrats are advocating for laws that go against this vitally important principle.
The huge problem with red flag laws is that they allow the government to take away the guns of any law-abiding citizen without due process.
No one wants guns to be in the hands of dangerous criminals but without due process it’s impossible to tell valid information from malicious gossip.
Stephen Nichols, is an 84-year-old Korean War veteran who worked as a police officer for years who had the government take away his guns because of a casual conversation that a waitress overheard.
He had his guns seized and was relieved of his job as a crossing guard because he criticized a school resource officer for exiting the school grounds during school hours, leaving children unprotected.
As the Daily Wire reports:
Stephen Nichols, who worked as a crossing guard in Tisbury, Massachusetts, was eating at Linda Jean’s restaurant in Oak Bluff and speaking with another patron when a waitress reportedly overheard part of their conversation. As the MV Times reported, Nichols said he was discussing the SRO’s alleged visits to Xtra Mart to get coffee when children came to school in the morning. Nichols said that he told his friend that someone could “shoot up the school” as the SRO was “leaving his post.”
Nichols, who was a Morse Code specialist for the U.S. Army, told the MV Times, “When I was in the U.S. Army, and it wasn’t just me, it’s anybody who’s in the U.S. service, if you are on guard duty for eight hours, you didn’t leave that position. … And I’m just so accustomed to that, that when I see someone who’s supposed to be protecting kids … leave the school unguarded — if you’re on guard duty, you stay there.”
The waitress reported Nichols to the police two days later, prompting Police Chief Mark Saloio and another police officer to relieve Nichols from working as a crossing guard while he was at the job, then going to Nichols’ home and confiscating his firearms license and guns, as the MV Times reported.
Nichols, who said he has been licensed for firearms for over 60 years, told the MV Times that Saloio “told me to hand [the firearm license] over so I took it out of my wallet and handed it to him,” adding that no paperwork was given to him regarding the stripping of his firearms.
At the moment Nichols hasn’t received his license or firearms back.
Red flag laws allow the government to take away a constitutional right without allowing the accused to tell their side of the story.
If a judge had heard both sides of the story, he probably would have come to the conclusion that the waitress was an idiot.
While in this case the waitress overreacted and created a lot of trouble for an innocent old man, red flags laws could be used by criminals to strategically disarm their targets.
Do you think that abusers and stalkers will use red flag laws to weaken and disarm their victims?
Let us know in the comments below.