Can this ever happen in America? Of course not you say. However, you are wrong.
From an article in the Palm Beach Post. Here are the first few paragraphs:
Florida House and Senate budget leaders have awarded Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw $1 million for a new violence prevention unit aimed at preventing tragedies like those in Newtown, Conn., and Aurora, Colo., from occurring on his turf.
Bradshaw plans to use the extra $1 million to launch “prevention intervention” units featuring specially trained deputies, mental health professionals and caseworkers. The teams will respond to citizen phone calls to a 24-hour hotline with a knock on the door and a referral to services, if needed.Bradshaw said his proposal is a first-of-its-kind in the nation, and he hopes it will become a model for the rest of the state like his gang prevention and pill-mill units.
“Every single incident, whether it’s Newtown, that movie theater, or the guy who spouts off at work and then goes home and kills his wife and two kids — in every single case, there were people who said they knew ahead of time that there was a problem,” Bradshaw said. “If the neighbor of the mom in Newtown had called somebody, this might have saved 25 kids’ lives.”
Bradshaw is readying a hotline and is planning public service announcements to encourage local citizens to report their neighbors, friends or family members if they fear they could harm themselves or others.
The goal won’t be to arrest troubled people but to get them help before there’s violence, Bradshaw said. As a side benefit, law enforcement will have needed information to keep a close eye on things.
“We want people to call us if the guy down the street says he hates the government, hates the mayor and he’s gonna shoot him,” Bradshaw said. “What does it hurt to have somebody knock on a door and ask, ‘Hey, is everything OK?’ ”
That’s enough for Senate budget chief Joe Negron, R-Stuart, who helped push through the funding last weekend
My friends, if this is not enough to send a chill up your spine, then you scare me.
Now, imagine a law in Florida that would require gun owners to register all of their firearms. What happens to the lawful gun owner when a "neighbor," who does not like the gun owner or guns, decides to call the sheriff's office and report that O'l Joe hates the government and seems a little crazy. Do you really think the sheriff's office is going to go to O'l Joe's house and JUST KNOCK ON THE DOOR AND ASK IF HE IS O.K. knowing he owns guns, and is reported to be crazy acting. Of course not, they will go to his house with a SWAT team and terrorize him and his family because his neighbor hates him and his guns.
Now, to those of you who have said; "You gun owners are crazy, the government does not want to take away your guns. You need to register guns just like cars. The government is your friend." You now understand why we do not want gun registration and more government regulation of law abiding citizens.
This law is against everything American. I hope it is a short lived fad.