The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday will hear oral argument in Caniglia v. Strom, a case that could have sweeping consequences for policing, due process, and mental health, with the Biden Administration and attorneys general from nine states urging the High Court to uphold warrantless gun confiscation.
But in its first amicus brief before the High Court, the Biden Administration glossed over these concerns and called on the justices to uphold the First Circuit’s ruling. Noting that “the ultimate touchstone of the Fourth Amendment is ‘reasonableness,’” the Justice Department argued that warrants should not be “presumptively required when a government official’s action is objectively grounded in a non-investigatory public interest, such as health or safety.”
“The ultimate question in this case is therefore not whether the respondent officers’ actions fit within some narrow warrant exception,” their brief stated, “but instead whether those actions were reasonable,” actions the Justice Department felt were “justified” in Caniglia’s case.
Basically, given the context of the case, the idea is that the police should be able to confiscate guns without a warrant if they think it’s reasonable for community caretaking.
Given the slippery slope and Democrat prejudices, the Biden DOJ could argue that any citizen should be able to have his AR-15 taken without a warrant if it’s good for the community.
With the way the Left criticized white men following the Boulder shooting, the Left could argue it’s good caretaking of the public to strip this group in particular and all AR-15 owners in general of their guns.
This is the decision they would need to enact door to door confiscation, not just destroying the Second Amendment but the Fourth as well.
They are laying the ground work for bad things with the case. We need Trump’s SCOTUS picks to go to bat for civil rights, now more than ever.