DOJ Sets Up ‘Center’ To Remove Firearms From ‘Extremists’

 

Merrick Garland’s DOJ has established a “National Extreme Risk Protection Order Resource Center” that will “help” their “partners across the country” grab guns under Red Flag laws from anyone they deem an “extremist.”

Here’s more from the DOJ:

The Justice Department launched the National Extreme Risk Protection Order (ERPO) Resource Center (the Center) which will provide training and technical assistance to law enforcement officials, prosecutors, attorneys, judges, clinicians, victim service and social service providers, community organizations, and behavioral health professionals responsible for implementing laws designed to keep guns out of the hands of people who pose a threat to themselves or others.

“The launch of the National Extreme Risk Protection Order Resource Center will provide our partners across the country with valuable resources to keep firearms out of the hands of individuals who pose a threat to themselves or others,” said Attorney General Merrick B. Garland. “The establishment of the Center is the latest example of the Justice Department’s work to use every tool provided by the landmark Bipartisan Safer Communities Act to protect communities from gun violence.”

The problem, of course, is that we know exactly who the Biden-Garland DOJ–and its enforcement arm, the FBI–think are “extremists.”

The Hill reports:

The vice president will announce the launch of the first-ever National Extreme Risk Protection Order Resource Center, which will aim to help states effectively implement red-flag laws through training and technical assistance. The center will be funded through a Department of Justice grant stemming from the bipartisan gun control bill that President Biden signed into law in 2022.

Harris also will announce an official call to action for states to pass red-flag laws and to use the resources from the bipartisan gun control bill to implement them.

Red-flag laws allow a judge to take away a firearm from someone based on the suspicion that the owner could use it to harm themselves or others.

Under legislation signed by Biden in 2022, six of 21 states eligible for funding have accessed dollars through the program for states that have approved red-flag laws. Fifteen other states have red flag laws and are eligible for funding have not used money from the program so far. Twenty-nine other states have not approved red-flag laws and cannot access the money.

Biden announced in February, on the five-year anniversary of Parkland shooting, that the Department of Justice will give more than $231 million to states for crisis intervention projects, such as red-flag programs.