That is one heck of a blanket statement you made. Where do you see the article say that the police cannot seize a gun without a warrant or as you put it that: "...warrantless gun confiscation is unconstitutional". The article and the justices were talking about the specific grounds the police used to try to justify the particular seizure in question; nowhere did the Supreme Court Justices say a gun cannot ever be confiscated without a warrant as you most certainly seem to imply. In fact, besides pointing out how the officers seizure of these two gun was in fact illegal/unconstitutional - the article also points out some circumstances where a warrant is most definitely not a requirement and thus where the waqrrantless seizure of a gun or other evidence would be perfectly legal.The Supreme Court ruled Monday that warrantless gun confiscation from Americans' homes is unconstitutional, voting unanimously on the side of a Rhode Island man whose firearms were taken by law enforcement without a warrant after his wife expressed concerns that he might hurt himself. According...americanmilitarynews.com
A unanimous decision that warrantless gun confiscation is unconstitutional.
NOT considering this particular case. = It was a "screw up" from beginning to end & THANKFULLY very atypical of police work in the USA.
leVieux,I always appreciate your comments; but didju really expect the "Wise Latina" & Elena Kagan to support the U S Constitution ?
They do not care about firearms.It always makes me leery when the liberal supreme court justices back a constitutional right. Especially with regards to firearms.
This case was such a MESS that I would have expected THE WARREN COURT to vote 9-0 to throw it out.
Sotomayor & Kagan are NOT STUPID & even they would not approve what was essentially a BURGLARY by a LEO, who UNLAWFULLY broke into a private home because he did NOT like what he saw through a window & W/O telling anyone just TOOK the firearm away with him.
ADDENDA: What the RI LEO did was NO different than if he had looked in a window, saw a copy of PENTHOUSE magazine on the coffee table , did not believe that anybody should be able to possess that magazine & thereafter BROKE INTO the HOME & TOOK the magazine.