Since the school shooting on Valentine’s Day where 17 were killed and over a dozen others injured, Democrats and weak Republicans have been scrambling, trying to write and pass a number of gun control bills, most of which are designed to infringe on the Second Amendment rights of citizens.
One of the bills many are looking into is to ban anyone accused of any form of domestic abuse from owning or possessing a firearm.
Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania already has such a law and the county sheriff says his second shift deputies confiscated between 500 to 700 guns a year from people served with Protection From Abuse orders.
(The Morning Call) – Confiscating firearms could easily be part of the job description for deputies on the second shift at the Westmoreland County Sheriff’s Office.
Sheriff Jonathan Held said the shift that begins at 3 p.m. is when deputies are sent out to serve Protection From Abuse orders that require defendants to surrender their weapons.
“We usually get about 500 to 700 weapons a year,” Held said, gesturing to the hundreds of firearms secured in an evidence room in the basement of the county courthouse. They range from pellet guns to pricey customized semiautomatic rifles.
Once confiscated, the guns are ticketed, logged in and held under lock and key for the duration of PFA orders that can last as long as three years.
PFAs are among several things that can cost gun owners their right to bear arms…
The way this operates in Westmoreland County is the type that some warn about being dangerous and used as a revenge tactic from an unhappy partner. For example, an unmarried couple breaks up because she cheats on her boyfriend. He gets mad and yells at her and tells here it’s over. She runs to the police and court and claims that he threatened her and asks for a protection order and it is granted. The next day, the sheriff’s deputies show up at the boyfriend’s home and confiscates his guns, just because she wanted to get even with him. Chances are, he will never have the right to own guns ever again.