On Tuesday, The Washington Examiner reported on new information from a Gun Owners of America (GOA) Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, that showed the FBI-
“coordinated secretly with hospitals and medical centers to strip U.S. citizens of their rights to own, buy, or even use firearms.”-The Washington Examiner
Just months ago, a GOA FOIA revealed, that a form was being used by the FBI, in an effort to secure forfeiture of citizens Second Amendment rights. According to a September 2022, Breitbart News report, Ammoland.com warned of a similar FBI effort in 2019. Reportedly the GOA discovered the “NICS Indices Self-Submission Form” in December 2019. This form gave Americans the opportunity to “voluntarily” give up their Second Amendment rights, however allowing no means to rescind the submission or re-secure their forfeited rights.
Reportedly, the GOA responded to Ammoland’s warning by filing the FOIA. In a follow up report, the Daily Caller observed that the FOIA request revealed that the FBI actually took the form to the homes of some Americans, presenting them with the option of giving up their Second Amendment rights. The outlet reported-
“The forms were presented by the FBI to people at their homes and in other undisclosed locations, according to bureau documents unearthed through the Freedom of Information Act by the firearm rights group GOA…At least 15 people between 2016 and 2019 signed the secret forms, which ask signatories to declare themselves as either a “danger” to themselves or others or lacking “mental capacity adequately to contract or manage” their lives.”-The Daily Caller
In fact, the use of the forms went beyond merely going to the homes of some Americans, by actually using the forms in conjunction with some hospital stays. According to the Washington Examiner,
“Behind closed doors and without congressional approval, the FBI has worked hand in hand with the Secret Service and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to strip over two dozen people of their gun rights with internal forms, records show. On the heels of this revelation by the Washington Examiner in December 2022, newly obtained documents and emails shed light on how the bureau apparently received a helping hand from medical facilities to waive gun rights from at least five people.” Continuing…
"Any time you have evidence of private entities coordinating with federal agents to strip Americans of their rights, the public should be alarmed and demanding answers and action," said Aidan Johnston, federal affairs director for Gun Owners of America, a firearms rights group. "This is just the latest terrifying new instance of the illegal NICS self-submission form being used in nefarious ways, and those who used it to violate the public's trust must be held to account." Adding…
“Facilities in New Hampshire, Delaware, Massachusetts, and Oklahoma, used the gun forms and supplied signatory records to the FBI. The forms are from 2011 and 2019, the year the FBI has said it discontinued their usage.”-The Washington Examiner
Used in November of 2011, during that year, a form was signed by an Oklahoma “medical professional,” who included “their state license number.” According to the outlet, the form was submitted to the FBI by the “Oklahoma’s Northwest Center for Behavioral Health, a mental health clinic.”
Commenting on the newest revelations regarding the FBI’s work to help citizens forfeit their Second Amendment rights, Rep. Andrew Clyde (R) GA said-
“Make no mistake — the FBI is weaponizing NICS forms to advance the Left’s dangerous agenda of dismantling our Second Amendment liberties and disarming our nation. Congress must thoroughly investigate this troubling matter and hold all unelected, anti-gun bureaucrats involved accountable for forcing Americans to relinquish their constitutional right to keep and bear arms.”- Rep. Andrew Clyde (R) GA
In an apparently rogue effort to strip, vulnerable Americans, of their Second Amendment rights, the FBI – who claims not to be weaponized, continues to prove otherwise. Their credibility continues to sink lower and lower in the eyes of the American people. This behind closed doors effort by the FBI, Secret Service and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement – aside from any congressional oversight requires further investigation.
Though the FBI says they no longer are using this form, what does that really mean and is it a credible statement? Congress needs to look into this more clandestine facet of these supposed “public servants”, who appear focused on their left leaning socialist managements’ agenda.
“The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.”-John F. Kennedy