Former Marine Has Gun Rights Taken Away in Oregon for Criticizing Antifa


A former U.S. Marine in Oregon had his Second Amendment rights cancelled and his guns summarily confiscated because he dared to criticize the domestic terror outfit called Antifa.

Shane Kohfield, a former Marine who lives in Portland, recently demonstrated against the city’s failed response to the terrorism perpetrated by Antifa but instead of addressing his concerns — or even simply allowing him his freedom of speech — the government used its “red flag” law to attack Kohfield and illicitly deprive him of his rights.

The story comes from the Oregonian newspaper:

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Shane Kohfield stood outside the home of Portland’s mayor in July wearing body armor and a “Make America Great Again” baseball cap, a large knife strapped to one shoulder and a copy of his concealed weapons permit displayed on the other.

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Using a loudspeaker, he warned the right-wing activists who turned out to condemn the city’s handling of recent violent demonstrations that they needed to protect themselves against their anti-fascist, or antifa, rivals.

“If antifa gets to the point where they start killing us, I’m going to kill them next,” Kohfield, 32, said. “I’d slaughter them and I have a detailed plan on how I would wipe out antifa.”

This is a wholly sane response to the city’s failure to keep people safe and keep the peace in the face of rising Antifa violence in Portland.

But what happened instead is further proof that the Portland government and its corrupt police department have actually sided with the anti-American left.

That threat pushed the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task to take a series of extraordinary steps against Kohfield, including temporary seizure of a cache of his firearms under Oregon’s new “red flag” law aimed at preventing gun violence, The Oregonian/OregonLive has learned.

The task force also had the ex-Marine committed to a veterans’ hospital in Portland. He spent the next 20 days there.

This is outrageous.

A true American rises up to decry the government-sponsored terrorism of Antifa and HE is the one deprived of his Constitutional rights, and HE is the one confined in a prison shaped like a mental health center?

The lesson in Portland: Don’t dare criticize the government-supported Antifa terrorists or you will find yourself jailed, and treated as a criminal.

Freedom of speech does not exist in Portland unless you are an anti-American leftist.

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