May 17, 2021
The Supreme Court of the United States ruled today that law enforcement cannot seize guns from a home without a warrant, confirming that such actions are clear violations of the 4th Amendment.
In the case Caniglia v Strom, GOC, our sister organization Gun Owners of America, the Gun Owners Foundation and other 2nd Amendment groups asked SCOTUS to rule that it is a violation of the 4th Amendment for law enforcement to conduct search and seizure raids without a warrant by using the legal concept of “Community Caretaking” which was never meant to apply to the home. This decision could have an extraordinary impact on being able to challenge “red flag” laws in California and across the country.
”What a major victory for Constitutional rights” said GOC Executive Director Sam Paredes. “This unanimous ruling that the police cannot invade private property in order to seize guns under the guise of “community caretaking functions” is phenomenal. Let’s hope that SCOTUS continues to use such clear-headed understanding of the Constitution when they take up pending 2nd Amendment cases”