FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 23, 2020
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NAGR Exposes Pelosi’s “Red Flag” Sneak Attack in the House NDAA
Washington, D.C. – Sending a shot across the bow of Washington lawmakers, the National Association for Gun Rights slammed the House passage of Nancy Pelosi’s gun control laden defense spending bill, which contains “Red Flag” gun confiscation language.
“Once again, Nancy Pelosi and the House Democrats are showing their absolute hatred for the Second Amendment and the American military,” said Dudley Brown, President of the National Association for Gun Rights.
This week the House voted 295-125 to approve the National Defense Authorization Act (H.R. 6395) for Fiscal Year 2021. Buried deep within the 1400 plus page document is authorization for military judges and magistrates to issue so-called “military court protective orders” aka “Red Flag” gun confiscation orders.
“How dare House Democrats treat military members like lab rats in their gun confiscation agenda they want to employ on the American people, said Brown “McConnell would be foolish to indulge them in their experiment.”
The gun confiscation orders contained within the bill are written in a way that denies military members due process protections. Pelosi’s bill specifically states that the order may be enacted “before referral of charges.”
Known as ex parte orders, the service member who gets their firearms confiscated only gets their day in court “after the order is issued.” The subject of an ex parte order is not made aware that their guns are to be confiscated until legal authorities show up at their door, and issue the seizure.
“We are urging our 4.5 million members and supporters to contact Sen. Mitch McConnell, to oppose Pelosi’s anti-gun funding bill. Better yet, the Republican controlled Senate shouldn’t even consider bringing her disastrous bill to the floor for a vote.” said Brown. The National Association for Gun Rights proudly supports the U.S. Military, but is opposed to Nancy Pelosi’s un-American, and anti-gun H.R. 6395.
The National Association for Gun Rights is the nation’s largest “no compromise” pro-gun organization, with 4.5 million members nationwide.