A man was raided for registering a so called "assault weapon". Police entered the home with a search warrant and the man conducts himself perfectly. This is an excellent example of what to do if they come knocking.
Hey everybody, how's it going? Welcome back to Copper Jacket TV. So today, we're going to be taking a look and breaking down a video of law enforcement serving a search warrant simply because somebody tried to register their so-called assault weapon in the state of California. With all of the different states out there that just recently passed these so-called assault weapons bans, this is definitely something that everybody's going to want to pay attention to because the guy in this video does everything right in my opinion; he does everything right. So let's go ahead and take a look at it.
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Now, real quick, I do want to mention that this video is about 2 years old. It came up on my social media feed; it brought back some memories, and I thought that it was a perfect example to share with you and people who are in states that just passed similar bans, especially states that are asking for registration like Illinois. So, again, watch and learn because this is what's going to happen, and this is how it should be handled.
"Jacob, can we talk to you real quick?"
"I'm not. No, I'm not going to say anything."
"You guys can do what you want to do."
"What? I don't give consent for search or seizure or anything."
"No, we have a search warrant."
"So, I'm not asking for your consent, okay?"
"I don't want to talk; we're not talking at all."
"So, do what you're going to do; I'll be over here."
"Please step over here."
"Oh, so you're going to go inside without a knock on the door."
"They're going to the door just for our safety; we don't know if you called it before."
"We don't know, yeah, I could see that."
"So just for safety reasons, so I'm going to explain to you what's going on, so you have an idea what's going on."
"Alright, I already know what's going on. I don't even need to hear it; I don't even want to hear it."
"I don't want to hear it."
"Man, but it's nothing."
"What we're going to tell you is if the gun is... it's nothing."
"I don't want to hear it."
"It's nothing personal; you guys are doing your job, but I'm just telling you if it's..."
"Hi, what's up? Can you let him know what they're looking for and where it is?"
"And they don't have to; no, we're not going to be helping you at all."
"I've already explained that multiple times. All I ask is you respect that my four little kids are here."
"Okay, I'm not; we're not going to be assisting at all. You guys can do your thing."
"We're not consenting to search or seizure; okay, end of story."
"No, understand that. And if you; if you, and I remember, you're on video."
"Why are my daughters; that's great. I'm glad. Why are my daughters not with my wife right now?"
"Down, open the door, okay?"
"So should she go back up now? Hey, you guys can go up. Yes, I said it; I'm going to sit down three times."
"I provide it; I was walking towards the chair, sir."
"It'll be a lot easier to just direct us to it, so we don't have to..."
"Just because, like I said, I already said I'm not going to say anything."
"You guys have what you're going to do; I'm letting you know we do have the search warrant."
"As you can see, it's right in front of you."
"I don't consent to any search; part of the search warrant is a search of any place where the gun can be at."
"Okay, so that could be any crevice, any box, anywhere."
"Instead of us going digging through everything, okay, if you can direct us to exactly where it is."
"We're just looking for this one firearm; that's it. We're not looking for anything else. We're not looking for, hi."
"Okay, I'm going to call my lawyer."
"Um, yeah, that was mine. I'm talking; you guys moved here from Texas. I'm going to answer any questions."
"No, I know, I know; I appreciate law enforcement."
"But, uh, the chair, I got water, you got water."
"Jacob, we found what we're looking for; we're going to try to inspect it."
"It is not an assault weapon, so we're going to leave it. We're going to forward it; your application is going to be approved, you understand."
"I'm not saying anything."
"Okay, so we're going to leave this here; we have you a copy of the property receipt, or sorry, of the search warrant, and we're done, alright?"
"Do you have any other questions? Do you have any questions?"
"I'm not talking; well, he's trying to give you an opportunity."
"Because if you build that wrong, you're going to be in trouble, so I know you probably know the law. I just talked to a lawyer, okay, sir, I appreciate law enforcement, but please..."
"Just so we're; just trying to help you out here, make sure you're in compliance with that."
"Thing right now; she's taking. I can't hear you; I can't hear you."
"No, I'm saying for you; they look just like you."
"Okay; two here; a little bit too, but these two, definitely."
"You have any questions? I'm not talking anymore."
"Disgraceful. I accept your apology."
Okay, so let's go and break down what we just watched there. Law enforcement shows up searching for that elusive assault weapon, right, that thing that doesn't really exist but they like to call it some type of scary name, so that it seems like it's more dangerous than it is. So they show up; they have a warrant, which means they don't have to ask your permission to go in the house; they're going to go in the house even if you tell them not to. You don't have to consent to anything; they're going to do it.
So they show up with a search warrant, but the guy still says, "Look, I'm not going to say anything. I'm not going to talk to you guys; I don't consent to a search. Just do what you have to do, and leave me out of it," which is perfect. That's perfect; that's what you should say. "I'm not going to say anything; I don't want to help you; I don't want to talk to you; you guys do what you need to do." Execute your search warrant, but you're not getting any help from me. And I love how the police are always like, "Can you just tell us where it is? Can you just show us? We're here to help; we're trying to help you." I mean, nothing is more frightening when the government shows up and says, "We're here to help." I mean, when they show up and say, "We're here to help," that's when you know things are not good.
So, he says, "Just go ahead and do what you've got to do; I'm not going to help you in any way." So they do; they go ahead, and they commence their search, and what do they find? They find nothing but an almost completed lower and above buffer tube. I mean, that's pretty much it, right? So obviously, that doesn't fit any of the criteria that they're looking for in the state of California because even if it was just the upper and the lower separated, it's not complete. So if it's not complete, then it's not what they think it is. So, they can't hold this guy for anything, and he sees it; they show it to him. They say, "Hey, we're going to let your application process go through." "Oh, thank you, dear Overlord. I really do appreciate that." I mean, give me a break.
I don't know about you guys, but when's the last time you saw law enforcement serve a search warrant just because simply somebody was applying to do things the right way? I believe this guy moved from Texas, so he might have already had some stuff, but thankfully, he kept things apart and separate, and he had the grip off and stuff like that. So when they found it, it wasn't in the configuration that he would have gotten in trouble for. But nonetheless, it was the way that they tried to go about doing things, and you know it's all about that whole just, you know, "we're just following orders" thing, right? They never apologize for upsetting the family; they never tried to make things right. They act like they're robots; they do their job; they do their duty. And then once it's over, and there's nothing to be found, they just have a nice day, and they walk out.
I mean, after screwing up your entire day because I guarantee you that was a really stressful situation for him, especially if he's not somebody who grew up or was raised with the way that California has been. A lot of us know how California is; we just expect it. But if you grew up somewhere else in a free state, and then you come, and all of a sudden, the police are knocking at your door, welcome to California, you know that that can be a really stressful situation. But like he said, he talked to his lawyer; again, that's perfect. I know that not everybody has access to a lawyer right off the bat, but if you don't have access to a lawyer, at least just keep your damn mouth shut. Don't say anything, but be polite, and then wait for them to leave because that's probably going to help you the most.
You cannot not say anything to the police that they won't use against you. They'll use everything; they'll search; they'll do everything they can to try and make you expose yourself. So the best thing you can do is stay quiet but stay polite. As long as you're polite and you just kind of stay out of it, they don't have anything else to add to their report, and you don't want to help them with their report either. So again, I feel that this guy did pretty much everything right; he just kind of held back and then when they found what they found wasn't what they were looking for, so they left, and that's probably the best way that he can handle it. And his lawyer is aware of it now, so they can handle things afterward. But just trying to comply with the law can get you in trouble, and that proves it right there. All he did was file an application, and guess what? California is knocking at your door, and so this can happen in other states.
Illinois right now is a really big one; they're having people register. They're going to have people register who bought things after the time that they were supposed to have gotten them and then register them, which is almost like committing a crime in itself. So these raids and these warrants can be issued and can be done just about anywhere. So any state that has any type of law like this, you're almost guaranteed to see these things happen. So it's best to know how to respond and how to handle them when they show up. I wanted to share that with you; hopefully, it was an informative video that you guys can maybe take something from, even though it's a couple of years old, it's still very relevant. So I want to thank you all very much for watching; I really do appreciate it. Please like, subscribe; have a great day.