With the strong recent push for “red flag” laws, also known as ERPO (Extreme Risk Protection Orders), there has been much concern that the hasty legislation is so poorly written that it will lend itself to abuse by people with agendas harassing innocent victims. Here’s one such take on the issue.
What should we do if some hateful stalker abuses such a law with a false accusation against us? Let’s hear from the lawyers. I’m proud to be a member of the advisory board of ACLDN, the Armed Citizens Legal Defense Network.
Knowing that all citizens can’t afford to join this longest-established of the post-self-defense legal support groups, ACLDN makes its excellent monthly journal available to all as a public service.
Each issue contains a round-table of legal opinions on given issues by attorneys with significant experience in this area. For April 2019, the question was what to do if the police showed up at your home with a warrant authorizing them to seize your firearms. You can find it here.
Spoiler alert: their unanimous advice is “Don’t resist. Allow them to take the weapons. Sort it out later in court.”