BOMBSHELL – FBI Secretly Pressured These Americans
(RepublicanJournal.org) – The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has found itself at the center of controversy on several occasions. The problems just keep adding up for the bureau, with the latest scandal indicating the agency may have overstepped its authority. According to an exclusive report from the Daily Caller, the FBI pressured Americans into forfeiting their Second Amendment Rights.
Between 2016 and 2019, federal agents went to the homes of several Americans and asked them to sign a NICS Indices Self-Submission Form (NISSF). If the people chose to sign the form, they were giving up their rights to purchase, possess, or even use a firearm. The FBI also presented these controversial forms in other locations the bureau didn’t disclose.
Gun Owners of America (GOA), a firearm rights group, uncovered the documents via the Freedom of Information Act, which it shared with the Daily Caller. The forms also asked individuals to declare themselves to be a threat to themselves or others as well as claim they lacked the necessary mental capacity to govern their own lives. A minimum of 15 people signed away their Second Amendment rights in the three-year span.
While the GOA may have recently learned about these NISSFs, Ammoland had actually exposed the existence of them back in 2019. However, the outlet didn’t provide evidence to show the FBI was actively attempting to get Americans to sign them. Aside from the fact many of them made violent threats online, there wasn’t any specific reason the FBI had when targeting the signatories.
As reported by Daily Caller, several lawyers asserted that while the forms are voluntary, the presence of federal agents can force people to feel a sense of pressure to sign. One lawyer who runs a Second Amendment blog, Reed Martz, expressed the idea of the FBI presenting these papers to people was frightening.
Head of the Tennessee Firearms Association and a lawyer, John Harris, noted the documents had an area for a mental health professional or physician to sign and confirm the signatory’s mental state. Harris explained he didn’t understand how a physician or mental health professional could willingly sign a form asserting a person is sound of mind enough to fill out the NISSF, but not enough to manage their own life.
Martz noted if a person doesn’t have the capacity to govern themselves, they likely don’t have the competence to complete and sign the form FBI agents are presenting to them. Even more, Ken Cuccinelli, the former attorney general of Virginia and a current Center for Renewing America senior fellow, asserted a person can’t waive their constitutional rights.
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