FBI Coerces Americans to Sign Away Their Gun Rights Using Secret Forms

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The FBI has been caught coercing Americans into adding themselves to the FBI’s NICS background checklist so that they are not allowed to purchase firearms in the future. This looks like a direct violation of the Gun Control Act of 1968. The Daily Caller uncovered the bureau’s use of secret forms to pressure people into saying they’re mentally unfit to own firearms. When Republicans in Congress, led by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), asked if the program was still ongoing, the FBI lied about it.

This is likely still happening.

This is actually a tactic that Barack Obama started years ago. There are only an extremely limited number of ways for a person to have their Second Amendment rights stripped away from them. Most of those methods involve a criminal conviction. Other than that, a person has to be adjudicated as mentally defective in some way.

The FBI has been targeting people who say mean stuff in online chat rooms. So, this is actually a First Amendment and Second Amendment violation by the bureau. What the FBI does is send agents to a person’s home when they say mean stuff online and tell them they’re now under federal investigation as a potential terrorist. All these citizens have to do is sign a form – which no one even knew the FBI was using until September – declaring themselves as mentally defective.

These people, who are now terrified that they’re being investigated as terrorists because they said something online, are coerced into signing. They can check one of two boxes that declares they are a danger to themselves and others, or they are mentally defective and cannot manage the details of their own life.

The secret form that the FBI was using is called the “NICS Indices Self-Submission Form” and by signing it, the person being terrified the FBI agrees, “I understand that completion and submission of this form will result in denial of my right to purchase, to possess and to use any firearm.”

The Daily Caller identified 15 people who had been coerced into signing these secret forms and reported on it in September. Once Members of Congress asked about it, the FBI claimed that the program had been discontinued in 2019 and they weren’t doing it anymore. The FBI also stated that it had only done this to the 15 people that the Daily Caller reported on.

Naturally, this was a bald-faced lie from America’s “premier law enforcement agency,” which can’t seem to tell the truth about anything these days.

After the FBI lied about it, the group “Gun Owners of America” got its hands on 8 additional forms from people who had been coerced into signing them. You might think, “What’s the big deal? It’s only 23 people.”

But that is missing the point. We don’t know how many people have been scared into signing these secret forms. And if the FBI can do this to those 23 people, they could do it to you tomorrow.

As mentioned earlier, the Gun Control Act of 1968 states that a person can lose their Second Amendment rights if they are “adjudicated” as mentally defective. That’s not what’s happening here. You can’t just sign a form declaring yourself to be mentally defective. There’s a whole court process required (hence the term “adjudicated”) because it is a serious matter to strip any American of a constitutional right.

As Aidan Johnston of Gun Owners of America said, “The FBI just made something up and began implementing it. It has deprived these people of their rights by some made-up unconstitutional process.”

That sounds about par for the course for the FBI by now.