Raleigh, North Carolina – Democrat Representative Marcia Morey, a radical North Carolina judge, has just introduced “Red Flag Gun Seizure” legislation in the North Carolina General Assembly.
Morey’s bill — House Bill 454 — is cosponsored by fifteen other Bloomberg-backed Democrat State Representatives.
HB 454 would “restrict someone’s access to guns if there is evidence they are a danger to themselves or others”.
But Second Amendment supporters shouldn’t be fooled by the sweet talk radical gun grabbers use to describe what “Red Flag Gun Seizures” would lead to.
This would be an extreme danger to gun owners if this bill is passed into law.
In a nutshell, ‘Red Flag Gun Seizure’ legislation allows someone to make a claim that a gun owner is a threat to themselves or someone else and allows a judge order the firearms to be seized with no trial, no jury, no conviction.
Some gun owners may be tempted to shrug and say, ‘Well, I don’t want a crazy person carrying guns . . . so maybe we should support this.”
But that is the wrong approach for numerous reasons.
The concept of innocent until proven guilty is sacrosanct in the American jurisprudence system.
Americans are simply not allowed to be convicted and stripped of constitutional rights and freedoms without being convicted in a court of law, where their due-process rights can be protected.
But this standard of due process is completely upended via ‘Red Flag Gun Seizure’ legislation, in that these seizure orders are being issued BEFORE a gun owner has been convicted of anything!
More than that, your guns can be seized before you have even been indicted or even charged with any criminal wrong doing!
Gun owners should be especially concerned about the fact that every single version of this legislation that has been drafted allows for the petitioner to make their allegation via ex-parte hearings.
In other words, the hearing will take place without the gun owner even being present or able to make a defense for himself.
More specifically, you would not even know that a hearing is under way until law enforcement officials arrive at your door to announce they are there to seize your firearms!
This is the go-to bill for even many Republicans, and of course anti-gun Democrtas, looking to capitalize on the death of innocent children from the Parkland shooting in their quest to advance gun control legislation.
Also known as extreme risk protection orders, ‘Red Flag Gun Seizure’ legislation has already been passed into law in Florida and Maryland just this year — and has already been on the books in Vermont, Maryland, Rhode Island, New Jersey, Delaware, Massachusetts, and Illinois.
“Red Flag Gun Seizures” are another excuse for government bureaucrats to get to decide who has a firearm and who does not.
And perhaps worst of all, the NRA has come out for “Red Flag Gun Seizures” in Washington, DC (Senate Bill 7).