This is brilliant. New York State has Red Flag Laws. Sen. Chuck Schumer is clearly agitating violence and threatening people – Supreme Court Justices, no less. So, someone had to step up and ensure he is not a threat to himself or others. Right?
Isn’t that part of what being a part of that thing we’re all a part of is all about? It’s for our collective safety!
We’ve shared the evidence.
“I want to tell you, Gorsuch, I want to tell you, Kavanaugh, you have released the whirlwind!” … “And you will pay the price! You won’t know what hit you if you go forward with these awful decisions.”
Schumer has issued a non-apology that even some on the left find inadequate. He’s not sorry. So is a Red Flag Order the ticket? Probably not for the likes of Chuck Schumer. But the Truth About Guns notes another feature of New York Law that might fit the bill. “His very public threat happens to be a violation of New York Consolidated Law § 240.30(1)(a).?
A person is guilty of aggravated harassment in the second degree when:
1. With intent to harass another person, the actor either:
(a) communicates, anonymously or otherwise, by telephone, by computer or any other electronic means, or by mail, or by transmitting or delivering any other form of communication, a threat to cause physical harm to, or unlawful harm to the property of, such person…
Wait there’s more.
“…or a member of such person’s same family or household as defined in subdivision one of section 530.11 of the criminal procedure law, and the actor knows or reasonably should know that such communication will cause such person to reasonably fear harm to such person’s physical safety or property, or to the physical safety or property of a member of such person’s same family or household; …”
Does this look familiar? It should. It is very similar to the language in Democrat Rep. Jan Schmidt’s doxxing and cyberbullying bill (HB1159). If they added Public Officials and their Families, it would be a dead ringer. In which case Schumer would still be guilty if he wasn’t Chuck Schumer, just like Rep. Schmidt wouldn’t be, here in New Hampshire.
Different laws for different folks, you know. Which is why Gov. Cuomo isn’t going to issue any Red Flag orders on someone like the Senator. But don’t go thinking that would give you free rein to do the same.