This is a Red Alert. Radical Leftist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and her allies just snuck a massive gun confiscation provision into the Violence Against Women Act (HR 1585), and the Left is convincing Republicans to accept it!

This is what the Democrats do. They add emotional titles -- like the Violence Against Women Act -- to bills to pull on Americans' heartstrings and then sneak unacceptable 'poison-pill' provisions into them. In this case, either Republicans cave to their gun control demands or the Left gets to accuse the GOP of voting against keeping women safe.

For months, we have been fighting against the GOP's plan to push through a massive gun confiscation package. The plan, known as the Extreme Risk Protection Order Act, would allow judges and police to confiscate firearms from gun owners without even needing to charge them with crimes. Lindsey Graham is trying to push this through in the Senate. But while all eyes are on the Republicans, AOC and the Democrats are sneaking almost identical provisions into their bills!

The Violence Against Women Act would truly gut the 2nd Amendment by allowing police and judges to lower the evidentiary bar needed to disarm Americans. This bill would permanently -- yes, you read that correctly, permanently -- revoke someone's gun rights for certain non-violent misdemeanors. It would allow police to confiscate guns without due process and give vengeful/spiteful ex-spouses and significant-others the power to literally destroy people's lives.

The Democrats are sneaking this through. They have already got 33 House Republicans to commit to this. If they just get a handful of Senate Republicans on board, then they will have the votes to put it on Trump's desk!

Don't let Ocasio-Cortez and the Democrats sneak this gun control through! Send your instant FaxBlast to Congress before it's too late and DEMAND they remove all radical gun control provisions from H.R. 1585!

The Left's dream is to make it easier for government to confiscate Americans' guns. Right now, police have to actually accuse someone of doing something wrong and give gun owners a chance to defend themselves before confiscation is allowed. That's what due process is.

The Establishment's plan is to lower the evidentiary bar. Instead of forcing police to prove someone is a danger to themselves or others, they want to authorize confiscations based on nothing but accusations. If a family member or friend tells police they think a gun owner is dangerous, that alone would be enough to justify a confiscation raid. Not surprisingly, every state that has passed a Red Flag law so far has seen it abused.

Typically, someone needs to be convicted of a felony to lose their gun rights. Years ago, that was expanded to include violent domestic violence misdemeanors. If someone was caught abusing their wife or domestic partner, then they lost their gun rights forever. They had to live with the person and they had to have committed a violent crime for the confiscation provision to come into effect.

This new bill does two things: it expands who qualifies as a victim under domestic abuse and allows for non-violent offenses to justify disarmament. Instead of dealing with spouses or significant others who live together, this bill grants disarmament powers to jilted ex-spouses. It also allows disarmament for non-violent misdemeanors like "stalking" and "harassment." That is an important distinction because in a lot of states, the only thing someone needs to do to "stalk" or "harass" someone is send them multiple messages that cause "emotional distress." And in practically all states, a verbal harassment charge doesn't need to include violence whatsoever. This bill literally would allow the government to confiscate someone firearms if they repeatedly hurt someone else's feelings...

And the confiscations would be permanent. If someone claims you are harassing them and you're convicted of a non-violent stalking or harassment crime, you would lose your gun rights for the rest of your life under this bill.

But what is truly dangerous is that all of these gun confiscation decisions would be decided in what is called an ex parte hearing, meaning that the "accused" isn't allowed to show up and defend themselves. Confiscation would be approved without allowing a gun owner to defend themself. Only after guns have been confiscated would he or she be allowed to fight for their rights back. They would be guilty until they can convince a judge they're innocent...

33 Republicans lined up to surrender the 2nd Amendment in the House. Our count suggests there is close to a dozen GOP Senators willing to do the same.

You CANNOT allow this gun control provision to pass!

Don't let Ocasio-Cortez and the Democrats sneak this gun control through! Send your instant FaxBlast to Congress before it's too late and DEMAND they remove all radical gun control provisions from H.R. 1585!

We all want to protect women and punish domestic abusers. The current law, as written, does that. Anyone who physically abuses their domestic partner should have to face the consequences of their actions.

But this new bill isn't just about stopping "Violence Against Women." The Left is making a push to expand the gun confiscation laws in this country. For the first time ever, the government would get the power to permanently disarm an American citizen for a non-violent misdemeanor. That CANNOT be allowed to happen!

The bar for disarmament is deliberately set high. You have an individual and inalienable God-given right to keep and bear arms. The government needs a good and convincing reason to take that right away from you. Democrats are trying to turn your right into a privilege that can be revoked at practically any time, for even non-violent crimes.

They have already guilt-tripped 33 House Republicans into supporting this gun confiscation bill. If the Senate falls too, then this is over. 

Ronald Reagan famously said that freedom is never more than a generation away from extinction. He was right. Here, we have radical Leftists trying to expand gun confiscation laws in this country to include, for the first time ever, non-violent misdemeanor offenders. If the government gains the power to take away your right to self-defense for a non-violent crime, then the right to keep and bear arms disappears all together...

There is still time to stop this, but only if you fight back right now!

Don't let Ocasio-Cortez and the Democrats sneak this gun control through! Send your instant FaxBlast to Congress before it's too late and DEMAND they remove all radical gun control provisions from H.R. 1585!

Fight back,

Joe Otto

Conservative Daily