(New York City)– In the wake of the Texas Church shooting, which was only halted when a hero ran across the street and engaged the suspect with his own AR-15, ABC News is calling for even more gun control.
Never mind the fact that the church in Texas was already off-limits to gun owners.
Never mind the fact that the suspect in Texas would have killed every single person in the room had he not been stopped by a law abiding gun owner.
And never mind the fact the suspect in Texas was already legally prohibited from owning firearms, demonstrating the futility of more gun control.
Demonstrating their radical anti-gun agenda, ABC News joined with Michael Bloomberg’s front groups in calling for more gun control at the state level in 2018.
Specifically, gun-control activists are seeking to pass ‘Emergency Protective Order’ legislation that would strip an individual’s gun rights without ever having to prove their case in a courtroom.
Current law in most states requires a court order and an official adjudication before somebody can be stripped of their gun rights, ensuring due process for the accused.
“With an ERPO, however, if family members or police can show a gun owner to be an imminent danger to themselves or others, they can force the person to surrender their weapon(s).”
Gun rights advocates say the measures are an unconstitutional overreach, citing the fact that one healthcare professional would be given the right to remove someone’s gun rights and make it all but impossible for them to be restored.
In fact, without due process guarantees, a gun owner who is trying to preserve his gun rights in one of these situations would have less rights than somebody accused of running a stop sign.
The NRA said that the bill, “would allow people who are not mental health professionals, who may be mistaken, and who may only have minimal contact with the respondent to file a petition with the court and testify on the respondent’s state of mind.”