Republican Senators Marco Rubio and Rick Scott have officially joined Democrat Senators Jack Reed and Angus King to establish a National Red Flag Risk Protection Order, which essentially takes away guns and ammunition from people based on unfounded accusations.
In the April 4 episode of “Steel Truth,” Project 21’s Mike Hill told host Ann Vandersteel that the risk protection order requires the accused to prove their innocence and that they are not a threat to themselves or anyone else. “So it turns our Constitution on its head. It violates the Second Amendment. And it also says that you are guilty until proven innocent,” he said.
With so many things going right now, many can’t defend themselves from unconstitutional legislation. Hill said it is important not to keep quiet about the matter. “This is simply another march, the long march of trying to take away our Second Amendment rights, which are so vital, so important.”
In just last year, the Department of Justice (DOJ) published a model extreme risk protection order legislation to make it easier for states to adopt red-flag laws if they wish to do so. The laws were supposed to allow family members or law enforcement to petition for a court order to temporarily ban people in crisis from accessing firearms.
The DOJ also announced last year that it would issue a comprehensive report on firearms commerce and trafficking, as well as annual updates necessary to give policymakers the information they need to help address “firearms trafficking.”
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), which is under the DOJ, sought to revoke the licenses of dealers the first time they violate the federal law. This pertains to transferring a firearm to a prohibited person; failing to run a background check; falsifying records such as those in the firearms transaction form; failing to respond to an ATF tracing request; and refusing to permit the ATF to conduct an inspection in violation of the law.
“Now what we must do is make sure that our right to protect ourselves, a right to bear arms is not infringed. Right not only to protect us from those who would attack us and our belongings, such as a criminal, but also from a government which is overreaching and becoming tyrannical,” Hill said about the order. (Related: It is the right and duty of all Americans to REFUSE to comply with unconstitutional gun laws.)
Some states enact permitless carry measures
Meanwhile, Georgia, Ohio and Indiana have moved to abolish requirements for background check and license to carry a handgun in public, with six other states – Arkansas, Iowa, Montana, Tennessee, Texas and Utah – enacting permitless carry measures. Many others are expected to follow such plans.
Called “Constitutional carry” or “permitless carry,” it has been criticized by police and gun control advocates, who argue that removing permits poses safety risks to citizens and law enforcement officers.
Shannon Watts, the founder of Moms Demand Action, said: “There’s a reason law enforcement officers overwhelmingly oppose permitless carry. It makes their jobs harder and puts their lives – and the lives of the people they’re sworn to protect – on the line.”
However, momentum toward permitless guns is unmistakable as new laws give Americans access to firearms.
Texas already went permitless in June last year when Governor Greg Abbott and others gathered at the Alamo for the signing of the bill. “Government is coming to take your guns. Texas will not let that happen,” Abbott said.
Indiana now allows anyone 18 or older to carry a handgun in public unless they have a felony conviction, facing a restraining order from a court or have a dangerous mental illness. (Related: GUNPOINT TYRANNY: Democrat tyrants in Virginia threaten to use the National Guard to enforce draconian new gun laws.)
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