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Red Flag Laws

In the United States, a red flag law is a gun control law that permits police or family members to petition a state court to order the temporary removal of firearms from a person who may present a danger to others or themselves. A judge makes the determination to issue the order based on statements and actions made by the gun owner in question. Refusal to comply with the order is punishable as a criminal offense. After a set time, the guns are returned to the person from whom they were seized unless another court hearing extends the period of confiscation. California's law enforcement authorities have used these and other methods, such as forcible mental health "treatment", to retaliate against persons that speak out against laws or policies such as the draconian "lock down" orders imposed by the state of California. The Police in California rely on Penal Code Provisions for Temporary Emergency Gun Violence Restraining Order (California Penal Code §§ 18125 — 18148).

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Guillermo Barragan Jr. proposed using non-violent mass civil disobedience to end the lockdowns imposed by California Governor Gavin Newsom which had the effect of imposing a house arrest on more than 30 Million California residents. Nonviolent, passive resistance had proven effective in India's quest for independence from the British Raj., for instance with the Vedaranyam Salt March. On April 25, 2020, Mr. Barragan and two other men went onto the Encinitas beach, sat down, and were immediately arrested by San Diego Sheriffs. Thereafter, he was surveilled by the San Diego Police Department, and a Red Flag Order was executed by a judge, a search warrant issued. On May 7, 2020, Mr. Barragan's home was invaded and searched, his Glock 19 pistol and shotgun seized, and Mr. Barragan was taken to San Diego County Mental Health where he was forcibly medicated with Haldol. The Haldol induced spasms and involuntary seizures in Mr. Barragan, for which he still suffers permanent injuries. After six days, Mr. Barragan was released.
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