The deal has officially been reached. Republicans and Democrats have come to terms on a new Federal gun confiscation program.
The media calls it a Red Flag law, but the technical name for it is an Extreme Risk Protection Order. The "compromise" that was just reached would create a Federal program to help states confiscate their residents' guns, even if they haven't committed a crime.
If that sounds unconstitutional to you, it should. It is flagrantly unconstitutional. Extreme Risk Protection Orders work by targeting people who are believed to be dangerous, but before they have actually committed a crime. If a family member, neighbor, friend, co-worker, or even a complete stranger tells police that they think a gun owner is dangerous, that hearsay alone would be enough to justify a confiscation raid.
Legally, the disarmed gun owner has done nothing wrong. But they are disarmed because police worry they could break the law at a later date. In order to get their firearms back, the disarmed gun owner must hire a lawyer and convince a judge that they aren't dangerous and won't hurt anyone. Instead of the prosecutors having to prove they are guilty, it is up to the gun owner to prove their innocence. But forget about "guilty beyond a reasonable doubt." If the judge believes there is even a 50/50 chance that the person is dangerous, then they can extend the confiscation order for up to a year.
Just like that, an innocent gun owner who has never even been accused of committing a crime loses their God-given right to keep and bear arms. They are presumed guilty without the government even having to file charges against them.
And now, the GOP wants to help Democrats take this program nationwide. They want to use your taxd ollars to help implement gun confiscation programs across the country to target innocent people. The Democrats want to make this gun confiscation program mandatory, otherwise states would lose access to Federal law enforcement funds.
This is not a drill. Democrats are calling an emergency session to vote on this gun confiscation bill and they have Republican help.
And the first vote is next week!
We here at Conservative Daily have been covering this issue from the beginning and highlighted all of the cases where these laws have been abused.
In Maryland, a 61-year-old man was shot and killed by police in his doorway last year because he refused to comply with their confiscation order. It turns out that he was innocent, but an angry family member turned him into police anyway, reportedly to get even after losing a heated argument.
Last week, we told you about Johnathan Carpenter, a Florida resident who had his guns seized because he has the same name as an alleged domestic abuser. Even though it is clearly a case of mistaken identity, he has to hire a lawyer and wait weeks for a hearing before he is allowed to try to convince a judge that he is innocent. But in the meantime, he is not allowed to own or carry a firearm for self-defense. He has lost his rights
Today, however, I want to tell you about a new case in Connecticut. Brandon Wagshol is a 22 year old man who was recently arrested for posting threatening messages on social media. Make no mistake, he is no angel. He hadn't yet committed any crimes but under Connecticut's Red Flag law, the threats alone were enough for police to take him into custody.
Police confiscated his .40 caliber pistol and .22 rifle, but they didn't stop there. They also seized his father's guns as well. Even though they were registered to the father, police believed that the son 'had access to them,' so they took them too. Brandon Wagshol is being held in prison until he can find a way to post bond, but his father has still been disarmed pending the outcome of the case, even though he did absolutely nothing wrong…
This is the reality that gun control advocates don't want you to know about. Every state that has passed a Red Flag law has seen them abused. Angry neighbors, estranged spouses, and disgruntled co-workers have all been caught using this red flag process to 'get even' with someone who, legally, has done absolutely nothing wrong. There is now undeniable proof that these laws are abused and violate innocent Americans' rights.
But this is what Republicans and Democrats are about to legalize nationwide. Instead of being innocent until proven guilty, their plan would flip those principles of justice upside down. If someone accuses you of being dangerous, then it is up to you to convince a judge that you are innocent. If the judge doesn't believe you, then your God-given right to self-defense would be revoked.
And the spineless GOP are helping them pass this into law!
As I said, the first vote is next week. Democrats are calling an emergency session to push the confiscation package through committee and Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) now says he has enough Democrats on board to push his confiscation package through in the Senate as well.
This is happening. The fight has now reached your doorstep.
Republicans and Democrats are about to pass a law that would allow innocent gun owners to have their God-given self-defense rights suspended. This is what the Left has always dreamed of, and now the GOP is going to give it to them.
Please, you must fight back before they rush this through!