Trump White House Declares Support for California-Style Gun Confiscation Orders

Breitbart – by AWR Hawkins

The Trump White House released policy papers Monday declaring full support for California-style firearm confiscation orders.

Breitbart News has a copy of the release and it urges states to adopt Extreme Risk Protection Orders (ERPOs). Such orders allow firearms to be confiscated with a judge’s approval.  

The White House suggests that ERPOs “allow law enforcement, with approval from a court, to remove firearms from individuals who are a demonstrated threat to themselves or others and temporarily to prevent individuals from purchasing new firearms.” They stressed that the orders “should be carefully tailored to ensure the due process rights of law-abiding citizens are protected.”

California adopted similar gun confiscation laws in 2015 and Southern California Public Radio reports that 190 orders requiring confiscation were issued 2016-2017 alone.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) signed California-style confiscation orders into law on Friday and the White House is urging other states to follow suit.

On March 1, 2018, Vice President Mike Pence took pains to focus on the need to guard “due process” in issuing ERPOs. Trump responded to Pence’s statement by saying, “Or, Mike, take the firearms first, and then go to court.”

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News, the host of the Breitbart podcast Bullets with AWR Hawkins, and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at Sign up to get Down Range at

9 thoughts on “Trump White House Declares Support for California-Style Gun Confiscation Orders

  1. “Such orders allow firearms to be confiscated with a judge’s approval.”

    Such orders also allow for those attempting to confiscate any firearms to be shot on sight.

    With the 2nd Article’s approval… f%&k the judge.


  3. Bottom line: the 1st, 2nd, 4th, and 6th amendments (aka Bill of Rights) are now null and void. Your property can now be legally taken/confiscated/stolen at any time, for any “reason”, WITHOUT due process and without having been actually charged with a real crime.

    The Rule of Law is dead. All give bended knee to the Corporation of the (dis)United Socialist States of Amerika! Remember you contemptible Deplorables, your Betters do know how to rule your lives better than you can do it for yourself. Now shut the f!@k up, never question and always obey. Conform to group think.

    BTW, we already have the above, in practice, in practice daily it is called Asset Forfeiture. Yeah just try and get your property back once it has been stolen by the police, even though YOU were never charged with a crime.

    Remember our judges are activist judges. “The Law” is what ever they say is says. So what is legal today, can be made illegal the next day at whim. We no longer have Rights (as classically understood) but rather privileges granted to us by the Government, subject to change at a moments notice. So if the LEOs can kick in your door and steal your firearms, you are NOT going to get them back. Ever Unless you have deep enough pockets for lawyers and know who to blow. As for every one else; you’re totally screwed. Remember given the digital technology and the illegally spying on all of us. TPTB, will always find something you did/wrote/said in your past that they can use as a pretext to use against you. You will be assumed to be guilty, until proven guilty (predetermined) in a Kangaroo court of INjustice.

  4. If law enforcement is too afraid to confront a teenager with an AR15
    I don’t think the whole gun confiscation thing is going to go very well for them

    1. Every time they open their mouth, another 200,000 assault rifles get sold. The day after the Florida movie of the week, Florida gun shops had record AR15 sales.

      1. What those shit weasels STILL don’t understand is that every single time they yap on about banning a firearm, all it does is to create a demand for that same item. If the anti-gun crowd was to start talking about banning Hi-Point firearms there would be an increased demand if not a shortage of Hi-Point firearms. People who would never own one, and or hold those firearms in utter contempt, will decide that they absolutely have to own one. Same with ARs. It is a 100% certainty that people who, normally saw no reason to own an AR rifle are out buying then because there is a call to ban them. Great (non) logic you liberal, evil, gun confiscating shit weasels.

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