You have to be careful what you say these days. It seems like the First Amendment is more of a selectively enforced suggestion than anything else these days. Go against the establishment, and you’d better be prepared for them to come back at you hard.
That’s exactly what happened to this guy. Evidently believing in conspiracy theories is enough to get your guns taken away.
If they’re just conspiracy theories, why do you think the government go so nervous when they found out this guy was talking about them?
Here’s an excerpt from the story, courtesy of Off the Grid News:
Ralph Gilbertsen has no criminal record and he owns a state gun permit, yet police came to his home without a warrant and confiscated his three pistols.
Officers apparently took Gilbertsen’s weapons because he believes in UFOs, Bigfoot and conspiracy theories.
“I’m confident our officers seized the weapons with the best intention,” Lieutenant Mike Flaherty of the Richfield, Minnesota, police told The Minneapolis Star Tribune. “It was a mental health issue, and I think the cops responded appropriately. The process is being followed. If the court rules that we have to return his weapons, then we will return them.”
Police took Gilbertsen’s three handguns at the request of the Hennepin Community Outreach for Psychiatric Emergencies (COPE). The managers of Gilbertsen’s apartment building called COPE after he sent them a letter saying CIA agents were watching him.
So we can’t refuse the “official story” and still maintain our 2nd Amendment rights? That’s a frightening revelation.
What do you think the government would do if they found out what you believe? Give us your response in the comments.