Former Marine Had Firearms Seized Under ‘Red Flag’ Law over Anti-Antifa Comments

By The Blaze. Shane Kohfield, a Trump supporting former Marine, had his firearms confiscated by law enforcement last month under Oregon’s new “red flag” law.

The FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task took “extraordinary steps” against Kohfield last month after he threatened to “slaughter” Antifa in self-defense during a demonstration outside Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler’s house, the Oregonian reported.

“If Antifa gets to the point where they start killing us, I’m going to kill them next,” Kohfield reportedly said. “I’d slaughter them and I have a detailed plan on how I would wipe out Antifa.”

FBI agents reportedly responded within days, forcing Kohfield to temporarily surrender his firearms — which included an AR-15, handgun, rifle, and shotgun — to authorities. He was also committed to a veteran’s hospital for psychiatric observation. . .

Oregon’s red flag law allows a judge to issue an “extreme risk protection order” against individuals who law enforcement or family members believe is potentially violent to themselves or others. The “protective order” lasts one year, but can be renewed indefinitely. (Read more from “Former Marine Had Firearms Seized Under ‘Red Flag’ Law over Anti-Antifa Comments” HERE)

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Former Marine Said He’d ‘Slaughter’ Antifa. the FBI, Using Oregon’s New Red Flag Law, Took His Guns Away

By The Oregonian. . .Kohfield, who spoke with The Oregonian/OregonLive, suffers from bipolar disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder, medical records show.

He returned home Tuesday from the VA hospital and maintains he never planned to hurt or maim other people. But he understands why he alarmed police.

“I looked unhinged. I looked dangerous and have the training to be dangerous,” said Kohfield, who lives with his father in Canby and receives disability payments for physical and psychological injuries he sustained during two tours of duty in Iraq. . .

“I figured that the key to de-escalating the situation was to not be the most violent person in the room,” he said. “It was to be the scariest person in the room.” (Read more from “Former Marine Said He’d ‘Slaughter’ Antifa. the FBI, Using Oregon’s New Red Flag Law, Took His Guns Away” HERE)

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