Yet again, the FBI is caught in another scandal.
This time, Daily Caller is reporting on forms that the FBI allegedly forced on people to sign away their gun rights.
According to the report, the FBI went on a hush-hush campaign to approach people in their homes to sign the forms.
The forms were exposed via an FOIA request by Gun Owners of America (GOA).
Between 2016 and 2019, the FBI reportedly visited people in their homes to relinquish their Second Amendment rights because they have been deemed a “danger” or lacked the “mental capacity adequately to contract or manage” their own lives.
GOA attorneys stated, “We’re into a pre-crime, Minority Report type of world where the FBI believes it can take constitutional rights away from anyone it thinks possibly might pose a threat in the future.
“Which certainly is not something you expect in the United States.”
The report says that the people who signed the forms had made online, in-person, or social media threats.
The program that the FBI had initiated was discontinued in 2019.
The FBI responded, “The NICS Indices Self-Submission form was created to provide an avenue for individuals to self-report to the NICS Section when individuals felt they were a danger to themselves or others.”
While the program was touted as a way for Americans to “self-report,” the report claims that FBI agents were pressuring people to sign the forms.
John Harris, a lawyer who heads the Tennessee Firearms Association, stated, “The form seeks to deceive and mislead not only the individual, but perhaps even a medical provider to believe that a mental health issue is adequate to render someone a prohibited person under the statutory language, when the form itself lacks any information or disclosures that make it even remotely an accurate representation of the law.”
This would be yet another strike against former FBI Director James Comey, as the program would have been put in place under his leadership of the agency.
Source: Daily Caller