But today, thanks to the abject lunacy of Left-wing reactionaries, anything at all having to do with firearms or defense of the Second Amendment is a – dare we say it? – triggering event.
Justine and Nate Myers are cases in point.
Justine, just an average northern Colorado mother (and firearms owner), recently picked son Nate up early from school to take him shooting for some good old-fashioned parent-child bonding.
After enjoying their outing, they went home and began to settle in for the evening when police officers show up at their front door, Ammoland reports.
“Nate had posted on his Snapchat that he was going shooting with his mom along with” a video. In the video, Nate also posted, “Finna be lit,” which essentially means “Going to have a good time” as he focused in and out on the firearms he and his mother were going to shoot.
In another video, Nate can be seen shooting on the instruction of his mother.
So, why were the police called? According to Ammoland:
A report had come in to the police department about the video and they were told Nate was a threat. After showing the videos to the police officers and explaining that they’d simply gone on a mother-son outing to train with their legally owned firearms, the police stated that they had done nothing illegal and were well within their rights. They also determined Nate was not a threat to himself or anyone else, and went on their way.
Translated: Someone obviously mistook the videos to be indicative of some violent act or future violent act, most likely because they don’t understand firearms and/or have a dislike for anyone who owns and uses them. (Related: Walmart declares war on the First and Second Amendments; now blocking gun sites from Walmart wi-fi.)
But despite the fact that police had determined there was nothing to be concerned about, Justine Myers woke up Thursday morning to a voicemail from the Thompson Valley School District, where Nate is a junior, in Loveland, Colo. A school official informed Justine that they had received a report that Nate was a threat and as such, he was not allowed to return to the school until such time as he was determined not to be a threat (which had already occurred).
Ammoland noted that reports claimed the school also sent emails to all parents warning of this ‘threat.’
Justine called the school under the belief that, since the police had already been out to investigate, she could get the matter cleared up quickly and easily. But no.
Not only were school officials adamant that Nate could not return, but they also aren’t going to allow him to get his school work so that he doesn’t fall behind. Plus, he has to wait a week for a “threat assessment hearing” where his mother will be forced to defend Nate against more than a half-dozen school officials who already have it in their mind he’s a threat, noting that she was told to “make her case.” (Related: The reason red flag laws are so dangerous is because corrupt bureaucrats will get to decide which mental states are “normal.”)
Nate has been found not to be a threat by the local police department, which should be about as definitive as it gets. Plus, he was target shooting with his mother, not out on his own firing up the hillside while simultaneously pledging to become a mass murderer.
Worse, according to Ammoland, the school is within its legal rights to follow established “threat” protocol. So both Nate and his mother are at the mercy of school officials who are not predisposed to grant them any acknowledgement at all that he’s been cleared by the cops.
And the anonymous accuser? He/she won’t face any repercussions for disrupting the lives of two innocent people.
Our system is whacked. We’re quickly becoming a nation where accusations alone, not evidence or a conviction, can get you punished.
Now you know why we oppose “red flag” laws so vehemently.