What is a “Red Flag” bill?? What are the concerns?
What is A Red Flag Law?
“Red Flag Laws” are also known as Extreme Risk Protection Orders (ERPOs) or Gun Violence Restraining Orders (GVROs). Essentially it enables law enforcement, and sometimes family members or even concerned parties, to petition a judge to remove guns from individuals who pose a threat to themselves or others. A judge makes the determination to issue the order based on statements and actions made by the gun owner in question. Refusal to comply with the order is punishable as a criminal offense. After a set time, the guns are returned to the person from whom they were seized unless another court hearing extends the period of confiscation
National polling has shown widespread support for laws that create a process to temporarily remove firearms from people deemed to be dangerous to themselves or others. There are states who say they have seen reductions in the number of suicides by firearm with ‘Red Flag’ bills. At least 13 states have now passed extreme risk laws, with a variety of methodology for implementing confiscation orders.
How the law affects the U. S. Constitution
“This is a violation of our constitutional rights.” “[With this] You’re guilty until proven innocent. [a Fifth Amendment issue]
Officers can search you home for weapons, a violation of the 4th amendment prohibiting unreasonable search and seizures
We are talking violations of not just the Second, but the Fourth and the Fifth amendments of the Constitution of the United States of America. Multiple violations of the literal “Law of the Land!”
What is happening around the country
🛑 Red Flag gun confiscations
🛑 Ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines
🛑 Prohibiting those guilty of political incorrectness to own firearms
Registration of all guns and ammo
a twenty-eight-day waiting period for purchases;
mandatory safety training courses;
more detailed background checks;
bans on large-capacity magazines;
bans or greater restrictions on military-style firearms and ammunition.
What would our forefathers say
"A free people ought not only to be armed, but disciplined..."
- George Washington, January 8, 1790
"I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery."
- Thomas Jefferson, letter to James Madison, January 30, 1787
"The laws that forbid the carrying of arms are laws of such a nature. They disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes.... Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man."
- Thomas Jefferson, 1774-1776
"The Constitution of most of our states (and of the United States) assert that all power is inherent in the people; that they may exercise it by themselves; that it is their right and duty to be at all times armed."
- Thomas Jefferson, 5 June 1824
“They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
- Benjamin Franklin, 1759
"To disarm the people...[i]s the most effectual way to enslave them."
- George Mason, June 14, 1788
RED FLAG / PUBLIC RELATIONS – Send a letter to the President & Congress every day until further notice. The site for GOA has a letter to your Senators on Red Flag, use it daily. https://gunownersaction.org/
President Trump’s # 202-456-1111 NEW NUMBER Congress 202-224-3121
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We need to be fighting on the national level but we must also make sure that our state legislators know that any red flag gun laws passed in our states is against the supreme law of the land and a violation of our 2nd, 4th, and 5th amendment rights.
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