The founding fathers of our new Constitutional Republic, The United States of America, tried to make sure that the citizenry would be free from the same type of illegal and unethical activities they just fought to free themselves from.
The abuses ordered by King George III so infuriated the rag-tag group of farmers etc, that they went to war with the most powerful nation on Earth.
“Give me liberty, or give me death!” is a quotation attributed to American politician and orator Patrick Henry from a speech he made to the Second Virginia Convention on March 23, 1775, at St. John’s Church in Richmond, Virginia.
The Anti-Federalists opposed the ratification of the 1787 U.S. Constitution because they feared that the new national government would be too powerful and thus threaten individual liberties, given the absence of a bill of rights.
They successfully pressured the adoption of the Bill of Rights. Upon ratification, James Madison introduced twelve amendments during the First Congress in 1789. The states ratified ten of these, which took effect in 1791 and are known today collectively as the Bill of Rights.
To make sure the citizens could keep the federal government in line, they added the second amendment.
“A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”
In direct violation of the 2A, the federal government is now sending agents to law-abiding citizens’ homes who have committed no crimes, demanding to check out their weapons anyway.
In Delaware, two ATF agents and a state trooper recently showed up at the home of a man, without a warrant, and in tactical gear, asking to see his legally-purchased guns and log the serial numbers.
Their illegal demand was caught on tape by a front door camera and posted online anonymously.
A reporter from National File shared the video on social media with the caption, “ATF agents and a #Delaware state cop show up warrantless at a man’s home demanding to see his firearms.”
— Frankie Stockes – Reporter (@stockes76) July 20, 2022
In it, an agent allegedly from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives said he was there to verify if the homeowner still had two recently purchased firearms.
“All I’m doing is verifying that you have it, you got two different purchases,” the agent said, pointing to a document that presumably shows the purchases. “If you have them, I’m out of here. That’s how quick it is. Yeah. Do you have them with you by any chance?” the agent said.
“They’re in my safe,” the homeowner answered.
“If you can unload them and bring them out, we can go out to your foyer here, check them out, write the serial numbers and we’re out of here,” the agent said.
“It will take five seconds,” added the second agent.
In an additional sign of force, a third person from the Delaware state police explained, “the reason we’re out here is obviously gun violence is at an uptick. We want to make sure, that we’ve been having a lot of issues with straw purchases. One of the things, indicators we get is someone making a large gun purchase, and then a lot of times, we’ve been there and ‘oh, those guns got taken.’”
“The idea is that when you purchase more than two guns at a time it generates a multiple sales report and it comes to us and we have to check them out. That’s all that is. You did nothing wrong – absolutely zero,” the first agent said before adding, “I noticed you were stopped in Philly though with one of your guns?”
“I just – I didn’t expect –” the homeowner stammered.
“Oh no. It just came up. We came here, look, I’m telling you. There’s an email from the federal side saying can you make sure this guy’s got his guns. If you recently purchased a whole bunch of guns, if we can look at them and just scratch them off,” the agent continued.
“We can look at them and write which ones you just bought, so we can save a trip from coming back. We’ll confirm that you have them,” said the second agent.
When the homeowner went inside to get the guns, the state trooper, who didn’t seem to know they were on camera, observed, “He doesn’t believe we’re cops.”
If you have ever wondered what steps towards tyranny the 1930s Germans allowed to happen, ushering in the dictator Adolph Hilter, this is one of them.
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