Skip to comments.[Washington, DC] PD to start warrantless home searches for firearms this month according to WTOP 630
Posted on 03/14/2008 7:20:21 AM PDT by stockpirate
Sorry if this has already been posted. They were talking about it on the air. The plan is for DC police officers to go house to house in certain areas and search for weapons and if any are found they will NOT prosecute.
Last time I checked this was against the law.
How can they do this without violating the Fourth Amendment?
This will never happen. They may try knock and talk searches but no court in the land could ever consider this constitutional.
SAF Says D.C. Residential Gun Search an Exercise in ‘Police State Demagoguery’
By Second Amendment Foundation
BELLEVUE, Wash., March 13 —A plan to conduct “consent searches” for guns in District of Columbia residences is “an outrageous exercise of police state demagoguery,” the Second Amendment Foundation said today.
SAF founder Alan Gottlieb condemned the plan as “a public relations effort designed to influence, through crass dramatics, Tuesday’s scheduled oral arguments on the constitutionality of the District’s handgun ban before the Supreme Court.”
More at this link:
I have found a link for the article in the Washington Post.
\It appears that WTOP left out the fact the police will ask permissionto search houses.
From the Post article.
“D.C. police are so eager to get guns out of the city that they’re offering amnesty to people who allow officers to come into their homes and get the weapons.”
Warrants? We don’t got no warrants. We dont need no stinking warrants!
So...do we meet them in the DCPD Parking Lot at night? I could use a few more 1911's!
Will they be selling them out of the trunks of the cruisers, or will they be setting up little card tables?
Link to Second Amendment Foundation.
If you scroll down, you’ll find the story.
Ask the IRS. They do the same thing.
Thanks, I posted a little fast after hearing it on the radio without checking.
Because the ASK. You can voluntarily give up your fourth amendment right.
Of course if you refuse then it is grounds for them to get a warrent.
The concept is one of intimidation by badge.
No, I believe there is a ton of case law to the contrary. That won't stop a cop from fabricating a trumped up reason or from a judge accepting the flimsiest of applications, but you cannot put down for your search reason that the person refused to offer "voluntary" consent. /IANL
cold dead hands
I didn’t know that Mr. Ed was a four star general.
The Republic has passed.
Wrong. You watch too much TV.
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