It is not freedom of speech to seriously be intending, or planning, or preparing or recruiting others to commit violence against anyone for any reason. It should be ILLEGAL to do any or all of the above. Anyone having knowledge about such a person or persons should be obligated under the law to report such persons to law enforcement authorities, whether police, sheriff personnel, FBI or others. Intentionally false reporting should be illegal as well.
The above is a major part of The Peace Law that I advocate in my book The Peace Prescription published in 2009. Imagine how many murders would have been prevented if this law had been passed that many years ago. Let’s do it now!
It is freedom of speech for a person to say that they hate any person or group, that they believe and wish that such person or persons were dead or that they should be killed. But seriously planning and/or intending and/or preparing and/or recruiting others to kill any person or persons should be illegal. It should be a felony, with periodic re-evaluations of the convicted person or persons, either after the passage of a particular time frame, or upon the earlier request by the convict or his/her attorney to the Court.
Law enforcement officials should have the right to confirm accusations of violations of The Peace Law, to get court search warrants, to question such people, and to make arrests as appropriate, charging violators with criminal violation of The Peace Law. If convicted of such crimes, the law should permit such criminals to be imprisoned or otherwise incarcerated until such tme that such criminal or his/her attorney can convince the Court or a parole board that the convicted person is no longer planning, etc., to commit violence.
This law protects the 2nd Amendment rights of all Americans, because only the felony conviction would deprive the person of owning or purchasing weapons of destruction, obviously, while such person is incarcerated for the felony, or while awaiting trial. Any person awaiting trial for this crime should be incarcerated until that trial. If the person is not going to face a trial due to lack of evidence, as determined by a Grand Jury or by a District Attorney, then they would be released and would be unrestricted from weapons ownership.
This is not a gun law. Actually it is a law for controlling dangerous people bent on violence, not guns. If a person is strongly suspected or known to be planning to kill by beheading, bombs, knives, strangulation or bullets, The Peace Law would stop them. This Peace Law would apply to all plans to commit violence, regardless of the reason for such planning. So, it doesn’t matter if the planned violence is for personal reasons, gender or sexual orientation reasons, claimed religious reasons, political reasons or for no particular reason. The Peace Law would equally apply to any and all violence prevention.
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Dr. Ed Marshall