In the wake of the hearing on ‘Red Flag Gun Seizures’ a few days ago in the US Senate Judiciary Committee, gun owners across the country are outraged.
That’s because not a single US Senator stood up in opposition to this legislation and fought for gun owners or the Second Amendment. Not a single one!
More, all of the witnesses testified in favor of the bill. Chairman Graham didn’t have a single witness there to testify against this NRA-backed bill.
That’s why many gun owners are calling this hearing a sham, as it was clearly designed to convince lawmakers that everyone is in agreement about the need to pass ‘Red Flag Gun Seizures.’
Remember, this legislation would allow you to be stripped of your right to keep and bear arms and to have your firearms confiscated before you’ve been charged or convicted of anything.
In many cases, these will be ex-parte hearings that occur in secret. Far from being able to attend and defend yourself and bring your own witnesses or evidence, you won’t even know about it until the police are at your door!
Clearly these gun seizure orders violate the 5th, 6th, and 14th Amendments to the US Constitution, in addition the 2nd Amendment.
But when they were given a chance to speak in the committee, do you think that any Republican Senators brought these constitutional violations up?
Wouldn’t you have expected them to ask the obvious question about why we are trying to pass laws to seize a person’s firearms before they’ve been convicted in court?
If not that, wouldn’t they at least have asked about the obvious problems with allowing a gun owner to be targeted by an embittered ex-spouse via secret, ex-parte, hearings?
If you watched the hearing, you know the answer.
No one asked about the fact that these proceedings are conducted via ex-parte hearings!
No one asked why we are taking someone’s firearms from them before they have been convicted in a court of law for a crime.
And no one brought up the clear 5th, 6th, or 14th amendment issues with this bill!
This is why so many gun owners across the country were simply dumbfounded after watching the hearing — as gun owners didn’t have a single ally on the entire Judiciary Committee!
(To be clear, neither Senator Enzi nor Senator Barrasso are on the Judiciary Committee.)
The good news is that there is still time to stop this bill as this was only a hearing and the committee did not hold a vote on the bill.
Insiders tell us that lawmakers in D.C. are trying to gauge the anger amongst grassroots gun owners right now, trying to determine whether or not it is a safe political move to advance this bill.
So please take immediate action, to help us keep the pressure on.
>>> First, send your PRE-WRITTEN EMAIL to Senators Enzi and
Barrasso and demand that they oppose this bill in committee.
>>> Second, share this email with everyone you can! Urge every
gun owner you know to make their voices heard by firing off their
>>> Third, if you’re not already a member of Wyoming Gun Owners,
please join now. With the NRA and Senate Republicans backing this
bill, we need to stand together now more than ever.
‘Red Flag Gun Seizure’ legislation is the worst gun control bill we’ve seen in this country in years — we need to stand together and fight this bill with everything we have.
We have no choice.
Our children and grandchildren are counting on us.
Please take action today!
Wyoming Gun Owners
P.S. The hearing on ‘Red Flag Gun Seizures’ in D.C. earlier this week was a sham. All the witnesses were 100% in favor of the bill.
Worse, not a single member of the committee fought for gun owners at all. No one mentioned the due process violations, ex-parte hearings, or anything else!