Police filing portrays Trump aide Parscale as man in crisis. Judge OKs taking his guns

3 min read
fairly difficult
President Donald Trump's former campaign manager appears to be a man in deepening emotional crisis — drinking heavily since his demotion, physically abusing his wife, brandishing guns and threatening to shoot himself or others.
That portrayal of Brad Parscale, filed in Broward County Circuit Court by Fort Lauderdale police, was enough to persuade a judge on Wednesday to sign off on temporarily confiscating a small arsenal of firearms from the aide's multi-million dollar waterfront home.

The police petition to seize Parscale's guns, released Wednesday, offered new details into what led to police tackling and cuffing him on Sunday outside the home Parscale shares with his wife in the city's tony Seven Isles neighborhood. Parscale, ousted in July as campaign manager for the president's 2020 presidential run, had repeatedly threatened to use firearms on himself or others since the summer and had shown increasing signs of stress over the last few weeks, the police petition said. At times, he was described racking the slide on handguns and threatening suicide.

In the petition, Fort Lauderdale Detective Christopher Carita claims the six-foot, eight-inch Parscale "poses a significant danger of causing personal injury to himself or others by having a firearm or any ammunition in his custody or control, or by potentially purchasing, possession, or receiving a firearm or any ammunition."

According to police, Parscale owns a cache of weapons: Six handguns, including two 9 mm Glocks, a 9mm Nighthawk, a 9 mm Wilson Combat, a .45 caliber Dan Wessen and a .22 caliber North American Arms. Also, a Remington 700 model long…
Charles Rabin
Read full article