Blaze readers will likely recall the story of Eileen Hart, a New Jersey resident whose guns were seized after she attended a town hall to publicly challenge a mandatory reevaluation of her property value that would greatly increase her tax rate. The Orthodox Jewish mom, who became a conservative icon almost overnight, joined others who claim their Second Amendment rights have come under siege on Tuesday evening’s episode of The Glenn Beck Program.
Joining Hart was Celia Bigelow, a Blaze contributor and conservative activist who recently confronted with Democratic Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.) over gun control, and Keith Pantaleon, a New Jersey man whose guns and swords were recently seized also.
During the town hall, Hart read from the constitution and was later chased by one of the appraisers after calling him a “pencil pusher.” She was accused of threatening to return with a gun, a claim Hart categorically denies.
Nonetheless, Hart was charged with making “terroristic threats” and instructed to relinquish her weapons to the authorities lest her bail increase. Beck noted that Hart could face five years in jail.
Bigelow, meanwhile, was also at a town hall meeting. This one focused on preventing “another Newtown.” She was brushed off after asking Rep. Moran why he was not “pro-choice” when it came to self-defense for women,
Pantaleon, who worked as an IT specialist at Deutsche bank explained how his legally purchased firearms were also seized.
The panel shared their views on the Second Amendment and explained why they believe government is growing unchecked and thus, encroaching on the rights of everyday, law-abiding Americans.
Has America become a police state of sorts? Is there really a war against legal gun owners? Is it an outright ban rather than stricter controls that legislators are truly after? All of this and more was explored in what was a lively and engaging panel.
Watch below as the panelists, along with Beck weigh in: