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The Supreme Court ruled Monday that warrantless gun confiscation from Americans’ homes is unconstitutional, voting unanimously on the side of a Rhode Island man whose firearms were taken by law enforcement without a warrant after his wife expressed concerns that he might hurt himself.
According to Caniglia v Strom, a lower court had previously determined that police confiscating the guns without a warrant fell under the Fourth Amendment’s “community caretaking” exception, but a 9-0 vote from the nation’s top court struck down that ruling.
originally posted by: Randyvine
a reply to: Realtruth
I smell a rat!
It's like a said a few times on the boards already.
They no longer need to take our firearms.
Think people 9-0 really?
Our constitutional rights have really taken a beating, but this will effect many areas of legal proceedings from this day forward, also the decision is not retroactive.
originally posted by: dandandat2
How did the lower court make such an apparent blonder?
How long are we going to allow legislation from the bench?