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FOIA Request Reveals FBI Attempted to Have Americans Forfeit 2nd Amendment Rights


A Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request by Gun Owners of America (GOA) revealed information about a form used by the FBI in an effort to secure forfeiture of Second Amendment rights.

“ warned of the FBI effort in 2019, after GOA discovered the “NICS Indices Self-Submission Form” in December 2019,” Breitbart reports.

Ammoland wrote:

Gun Owners of America have uncovered a form that the FBI uses for people to permanently add themselves to the prohibited person list in the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS).

The FBI document that is entitled, “NICS Indices Self-Submission Form,” allows Americans to “voluntarily” waive their Second Amendment right to bear arms. Once the person submits the form, they cannot get their rights back.

The waiver of rights states, “I may not be permitted to withdraw my name and information in the future.”

Read the form, titled “NICS Indices Self-Submission Form” HERE.

The form gave Americans the opportunity to “voluntarily” give up their Second Amendment rights, allowing no means by which the forfeited rights could be restored.

GOA filed a FOIA request for information related to the form and its use by the FBI.

Breitbart News spoke with GOA VP Erich Pratt about the FBI effort and he said:

This self-reporting form became a tool for the FBI to pressure law-abiding Americans, who have committed no crimes, to voluntarily forfeit their Second Amendment rights. The agency would put the squeeze on people to surrender their rights, based simply on hearsay evidence. And then, just like Red Flag laws, a gun owner could lose their gun rights without ever appearing before a judge or jury.

Congress must investigate to ensure that this system and any forms tied to it have been destroyed, and most importantly, the officials responsible must be held to account for their actions which have betrayed the trust of the American people.

Pratt also noted, “This is just the latest example of the FBI going rogue and abusing their authority to the detriment of Americans’ Constitutionally guaranteed rights. Given the Bureau’s unwillingness to answer questions or cooperate with GOA’s investigation, coupled with a total lack of Congressional oversight, this system is likely to have been misused — and the FBI knows it.”

Daily Caller noted that GOA’s FOIA request revealed that the FBI actually took the form to the homes of some Americans,  presenting those Americans with the option of giving up their Second Amendment rights.

The forms were presented by the FBI to people at their homes and in other undisclosed locations, according to bureau documents unearthed through the Freedom of Information Act by the firearm rights group Gun Owners of America (GOA) and shared with the DCNF. At least 15 people between 2016 and 2019 signed the secret forms, which ask signatories to declare themselves as either a “danger” to themselves or others or lacking “mental capacity adequately to contract or manage” their lives.


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