Due process. Blah! Who needs that, right?
Tell ya what. Government needs to just start confiscating guns today from anyone and everyone anyone deems is a threat. We can sort out the whole thing at a later date. Ya know, down the road when we get around to it. A week. A month. At some point.
My idea? Nope. President Trump basically suggested this Wednesday during his gun control powwow at the White House.
While vice president Mike Pence was explaining the details of a gun control measure — known as an extreme risk protection order — that allows law enforcement and family members to petition courts to seize guns from individuals they believe to be troubled, Trump cut in to say that authorities shouldn’t wait on a judge. They should just go in and grab the guns.
“Or, Mike, take the firearms first and then go to court,” Trump said. “Because that’s another system. A lot of times by the time you go to court, it takes so long to go to court, to get the due process. I like taking the guns early. Like in this crazy man’s case that just took place in Florida. He had a lot of firearms. They saw everything. To go to court would have taken a long time. You could do exactly what you’re saying but take the guns first, go through due process second.”
Well, I guess there are two ways to look at this. Either Trump is just spitballing on the fly, with no real sense of what he’s actually suggesting: extraconstitutional gun confiscation! And this will all be cleared up later by his handlers at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
Or, the man really believes what he says. Government should start roundin’ up guns. Because due process is for the birds.
Let us hope he was just talkin’ out his behind and that he wasn’t really saying what he was, in fact, saying.