Cops Attempt Gun Confiscation Without Warrant; This New Jersey Man Said “No” | Zero Hedge

Police in New Jersey have officially crossed the [thin blue] line and literally attempted to confiscate guns from an army veteran without a warrant. But it didn’t go as planned, because Leonard Cottrell Jr. refused to comply with the orders of the cops.

Eventually, all gun confiscation will be carried out by the police; who of “don’t make the laws, they just enforce them,” and Cottrell found this out the hard way. After serving two tours in Operation Iraqi Freedom overseas, Cottrell found himself at end of the state’s tyrannical oppression and gun elimination scheme.

According to The Daily Wire, two police officers were given orders to go to Cottrell’s home to confiscate his guns. The order followers complied, and “because [Cottrell’s] 13-year-old son had made a comment at school about the Millstone Middle School’s security, and the officers wanted to confiscate Cottrell’s firearms as part of an investigation,” reported. But Cottrell disobeyed and defied the orders of the police.

Cottrell legally owns a shotgun and a handgun (not quite a cache of weapons by any stretch of the imagination) but based solely on comments made by his 13-year-old son, police demanded all his guns. According to the report by The Daily Wire, Cottrell says that his wife let the officers into their home and let them search their sons’ room where they did not find any weapons. But the search didn’t end there. The officers then made attempts to try to take his firearms, which “he has all the correct permits to own.”

“No one from the state was going to take my firearms without due process,” Cottrell said,according to According to New Jersey law, signed into lawCottrell’s disobedience is “illegal.” Democrat Governor Phil Murphy a bill that makes it incredibly easy for law enforcement to confiscate firearms without due process and for seemingly any reason the state deems.

Cottrell said that his son is also very upset by the situation. The teenager did not do anything wrong and the entire situation is being misconstrued and blown up. “He didn’t do anything wrong, and he doesn’t understand why it happened — he was just having a conversation with nothing as far as threats,” Cottrell said. “It shouldn’t have blown up the way it did. But he understands it happened, there are consequences and there’s fallout from his actions.”

DeLauro: Pay people $2,000 to turn in assault weapons

Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro, whose district includes a part of Shelton, will re-introduce the SAFER (Support Assault Firearm Elimination and Education for our) Streets Act that would provide a tax credit to people who chose to turn in an assault weapon to law enforcement.

U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro

“Just days after the Newtown tragedy, President Obama asked, ‘Are we doing enough to protect our children?’ And he admitted the answer is no. That must change,” said DeLauro, a Democrat in her 13th term in the U.S. Congress.

“The SAFER Streets Act is a common-sense, constructive step to help ensure such a tragedy will never happen again,” she said. “This bill would get more assault weapons off the streets.”

‘A gun designed for a battlefield’

DeLauro made the announcement on the SAFER Streets Act on Monday, noting that was the start of National Public Health Week from April 6 to 12.

“Assault weapons are not about hunting, or even self-defense,” she said. “There is no reason on Earth, other than to kill as many people as possible in as short a time as possible, that anyone needs a gun designed for a battlefield.

“These weapons were used in Newtown, Aurora (Colo.) and countless other mass shootings across America,” DeLauro said. “And they have been disproportionately used to kill law enforcement officers in the line of duty. They have no place on the streets or in our homes.”

Idea suggested by CT resident

DeLauro first introduced the legislation during the last session of Congress. The SAFER Streets Act would create a $2,000 refundable tax credit ($1,000 for two consecutive years) for an assault weapon owner who gives their firearm to law enforcement.

The idea for the law was proposed to DeLauro by Connecticut resident Joe Bango, according to a press release from DeLauro’s congressional office.

DeLauro considers herself a longtime supporter of stronger laws to prevent gun violence.

She supports a comprehensive ban on assault weapons as well as high-capacity ammunition-feeding devices, closing the “gun show loophole” to ensure background checks are conducted on all gun purchases, and healthcare system improvements to better assist Americans struggling with mental health issues, according to the release.

DeLauro represents the Third Congressional District, which includes a part of Shelton and most of the greater New Haven region. She lives in New Haven and was first elected in 1990.

Most of Shelton is in the Fourth Congressional District, represented by Democratic U.S. Rep. Jim Himes of Greenwich. Himes was first elected in 2008. His district includes most towns in Fairfield County.

DeLauro: Pay people $2,000 to turn in assault weapons | Shelton Herald.