I like where you're going with this.the local police don't have the manpower to perform their normal duties now
where is this manpower coming from?
search warrants? LOLLL
they wouldn't respond to a meth head on the next property to me, but they are going to serve search warrants on known armed citizens?
the Sheriffs office told us they were not going to expose their deputies to the danger of a Meth Head, even with an outstanding warrant
but I'm expected to believe this same department is going to start raiding properties in the country with armed and motivated owners?
I'll have to see this to believe it
Unfortunately there are a couple potential flaws.
Some of the " dangers " law enforcement faces in dealing with homeless, crackhead losers is more financial in nature. Why risk a lawsuit hassling some insane drug addict ?
Most likely a renter or worse. In other words, no money to pay fines and no property to seize.
The enticement for LE agencies to pursue responsible, property owning, solvent individuals is that they have something to lose. A quick dive into the internet looking at Civil Asset Forfeiture horror stories should illustrate the potential appeal for any agency that is run by corrupt , amoral scum . Sheriffs can be voted in and out to prevent or rectify this behavior. Nightmare scenario, to be sure . But impossible?