4th Amendment of the Constitution
“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized”.
We recently left a Pro 2A State Political Group (Based in a Liberal State), located on a social platform other than FB. I discovered that ALL of our posts were being blocked by the Admins. EVERY single one. Of course, asked why. The initial two inquiries I sent over a week were ignored. Both messages showed that they had been read shortly after being received. After the first unsuccessful attempts, I messaged another Admin. This Admin was reasonably quick to get back to me. However, the responses I received left me scratching my head. I was informed, “Because we only allow 2A posts, not political posts.” I asked for clarification, and the second response I received was simply a rewording of the initial response. We are too political, and so, our posts were blocked and deleted. Apparently, reporting on the Bills before Congress (and on any actions made by our National and State Representatives which infringe on the Constitution) are too “political” and have no bearing on the 2A. Can’t make that stuff up.
Sadly, we are seeing many 2A groups developing tunnel vision. When we develop tunnel vision and don’t understand enough about the Constitution and how it works, we’re in trouble. The Amendments work TOGETHER to keep us free. Preserving the 2A depends on the 4th Amendment and so on. Maintaining ALL the others are dependent on the 2A standing. See how that works?
For example, let’s look at the La-La land of CA. In CA, it is illegal to own high capacity magazines. CA defines high capacity magazines as one capable of holding more than 10 rounds. If the 4th Amendment is weakened, a law enforcement entity could knock on your door to search your home or business for high capacity magazines—no warrant, or, at best, a weak warrant in hand. Any warrant could be granted with little or no evidence to support it. It could then be initiated and signed off on by any Anti-2A elected Country, City, State or National representative, public employee, or official deemed appropriate. Let’s say a select “enforcement group” targets your home in CA. They find a few boxes of ammo, and their handheld computers find no record of them being purchased “legally.” (CA also requires you to undergo a background check each time you are buying ammo). They then continue to search to see what other “laws you have violated. All your ammo and firearms are confiscated as evidence, and you are placed under arrest? Extreme? You bet. As is the chipping away that has begun on the 4th Amendment.
The anti-2A folks are actively working on attacking the 4th Amendment. Why? Because if they weaken the 4th Amendment, it opens the door to unreasonable searches and seizures. It tosses the evidence requirements to obtain a warrant and weakens the requirement of proof that justify a warrant being granted. The very things the 4th Amendment protects us against.
If you haven’t read the 4th Amendment recently, I encourage you to do so. I encourage you to read the ENTIRE Constitution. Often. You don’t know your rights are being attacked unless you know what your rights are.