Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris launched a new plan this week to combat “violent hate” across America.
At the center of the plan is a red-flag-law-type-scheme called “domestic terrorism prevention orders” that enable authorities to seize firearms from a “suspected terrorist” or an “individual who may imminently perpetrate a hate crime,” according to KamalaHarris.org.
“We need to take action to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people and stop violent, hate-fueled attacks before they happen,” Harris told USA Today. “By focusing on confronting these domestic terror threats, we can save lives.”
Authorities, under existing law, already have the capacity to monitor suspected terrorists (they can even put them on an extraconstitutional watchlist) and apprehend or involuntarily commit individuals who are truly a threat to themselves or others. Which means that just like red flag laws, domestic terrorism prevention orders are a redundancy if the intent is to monitor, commit or detain credible threats to public safety.
But that’s not what Harris is actually trying to accomplish. Undermining due process to seize firearms from citizens who reject her progressive agenda is the goal. Basically, Harris wants to disarm her opposition.
(On a side note, hate crimes have actually been on the decline, according to the latest government statistics.)
Here’s how this diabolical plan could play out:
A user on Facebook voices opposition to open borders and illegal immigration. A disgruntled, left-leaning family member sees that post and frames it as an anti-Hispanic screed to a local judge while petitioning to have the user’s firearms seized. The original post mentioned nothing about race or ethnicity but those details don’t really matter as the user’s writing style was described as “fiery and bold” by the family member, enough for him to claim that the user is “unhinged.”
Upon investigating the user’s digital footprint the liberal judge learns that the user is a conservative, a Trump supporter, a white male, and a gun enthusiast. By default, the user is presumed to be a white nationalist. In light of his recent online “hate speech” and by virtue of the fact that he has an affinity for the 2A, the user is considered to be a threat to public safety.
Without hesitation, the judge grants an ex-parte confiscation order (meaning, the user has no idea that the order has been given). A pre-dawn raid is scheduled. A tactical team blasts through the user’s front door one morning and fatally shoots the confused, half-asleep user as he reaches for a firearm to defend himself and his family from the heavily armed strangers that just rapidly descended on his home.
Following the incident, media reports that local police “terminated another imminent hate crime offender.” President Kamala Harris celebrates the achievement and declares that “domestic terrorism prevention orders really work”! She announces that her administration will dedicate even more resources to the operation so that the government can aggressively crackdown on “violent hate” across the country.
Not a pretty picture. Not at all. But that’s where things may head if Harris takes the White House in 2020.
The bottom line is domestic terrorism prevention orders were created to add a political component to gun confiscation. Functionally, it’s a way for a Harris’ regime to widen its gun-grabbing net to people who don’t toe the party line. Because to a budding authoritarian like Harris, anyone and everyone who objects to her vision for America is a threat, a domestic terrorist, or an imminent hate crime offender.