Charlie T Waite Posted June 22, 2022 Share Posted June 22, 2022 The U.S. Senate is voting on a gun control package this week – your U.S. Senators need to hear from you today. The gun control package would allow states to use federal taxpayer dollars to implement state-level gun confiscation orders, i.e. “red flag” laws. The language provides inadequate protection against states with the lowest standards of procedure from qualifying for the funding, including those that currently have “red flag” laws allowing ex parte confiscation orders. Under such orders, lawfully-owned firearms could be seized before the accused had so much as an opportunity to contest the accusations against them. The legislation would also create unnecessary and ineffective waiting periods for certain law-abiding adults who are not prohibited from purchasing firearms by giving anti-gun Attorney General Merrick Garland the discretion to delay firearm sales for mere “cause.” Additionally, the gun control package would significantly increase the number of Americans who are federally barred from possessing firearms by expanding prohibitions for non-domestic, non-violent misdemeanor convictions. Virtually no other constitutional right is taken away for misdemeanor convictions and this legislation would treat the Second Amendment as a second-class right. Further, nowhere in the legislation are the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding Americans advanced, and it is being rushed to the U.S. Senate floor for votes, bypassing hearings, markups and amendments on the legislation. Please contact your U.S. Senators TODAY and respectfully urge them to protect and defend the Second Amendment by voting against this misguided gun control package. Click Here You can also call your U.S. Senators at 202-224-3121 and you will be connected to the appropriate office. Link to comment
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