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“RED FLAG” GUN CONFISCATION ORDERS IN HOUSE BILL

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Congress is about to vote on red flag Gun Confiscation Orders (GCOs)!

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GOA just discovered “Red Flag” GCOs for those subject to the United States Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) in the 1,362 page 2022 National Defense Authorization Act.

We need gun owners to demand their Representative and Senators oppose Gun Confiscation Orders. 

Like the proverbial camel’s nose in the tent, allowing this provision to remain in a bill pertaining to the military will eventually work its way into legislation applying to the rest of the population. 

That’s why we need to raise our voices in unison against these gun confiscation orders. 

GOA raised the alarm and defeated similar language last year.  

In conference, GOA insisted on the elimination of gun confiscation orders and, in the end, gun owners won. 

But now, gun control is back in the authorization for the 2022 NDAA. So please, contact your Representative and Senators urge them to VOTE NO on H.R. 4350. 

Specifically, GOA is opposed to SEC. 529 of H.R. 4350 entitled Authority of Military Judges and Military Magistrates to Issue Military Court Protective Orders. 

This language would create a Military Court GCO program—a disgusting violation of the Second, Fourth, Fifth, and Fourteenth Amendment rights of our armed service personnel who offer their lives to defend those same constitutional rights every day. 

These proposed Military Court Gun Confiscation Orders could be “issued on an ex parte basis” and therefore would “restrain a person from possessing, receiving, or otherwise accessing a firearm” without constitutional Due Process (SEC. 529’s proposed §1567b(j)(1)(A)). 

In fact, the emergency Military Court GCOs are explicitly exempted from the “Protection of Due Process” provided for in SEC. 529’s proposed §1567b(h)(1). 

Again, this is just the foot in the door. If Nancy Pelosi gets this into the military code, then it becomes the “precedent” for enforcing gun confiscation against the rest of the population. 

So please contact your Representative and Senators in only a few clicks with GOA’s TAKE ACTION tool to oppose this gun control! 

Seizing firearms first and “getting the Due Process later” will never constitute sufficient Due Process, no matter how much anti-gunners may pretend it does. 

That’s why Gun Owners of America strongly opposes H.R. 4350’s gun control, and we need our two million members and activists to help deliver this message on Capitol Hill, as well.

Article by Aidan Johnston

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