Florida’s state legislature passed a slew of new gun laws following the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. Included in the legislation were risk protection orders (RPOs). Now, a month after the legislation’s passage, the Broward Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest thanks to the new law.
A man by the name of Jerron Smith, who was out on bond after being charged with attempted murder, was arrested after refusing to comply with an RPO.Here’s more from Local 10 News.
According to Coleman-Wright, BSO applied for a temporary RPO against Jerron Smith, 31, on Wednesday.
A Broward County judge granted the temporary RPO on Thursday, which required Smith to surrender his firearms and ammunition to law enforcement.
Detectives and deputies from the BSO’s Civil Division and its SWAT team went to Smith’s home, in the 200 block of Southwest Third Street in Deerfield Beach, shortly before 6 p.m. Thursday to serve the order, but Smith refused to turn over his weapons and ammunition and would not allow authorities inside his home, Coleman-Wright said.
Authorities later seized the weapons and ammunition after obtaining a search warrant.
Somebody find "Prohibited Person" in any Constitution.
Why we treat firearms as some special piece of property that needs all this much more regulation is beyond me.