March 13, 2019
By Gun Owners of America, GunOwners.org
It’s been said quite often that Republicans are the “Stupid Party.”
Well, the party of stupid has struck again, and “Exhibit A” is the Republican Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee — Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina.
Based on what Graham is doing, one would think he’s planning to forfeit control of the Senate to the Democrats and to lose the White House in 2020. Because he is holding a hearing to promote the nastiest form of Bloomberg-sponsored gun control.
As it turns out, Graham and his new “best buddy,” anti-gun zealot Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), are scheduling a hearing on Gun Confiscation Orders — sugar-coated as “red-flag laws” — on March 26 of this month.
Gun Confiscation “red-flag” Orders were drafted and are being promoted nationally by Leftist anti-gun billionaire Michael Bloomberg.
They would allow an angry relative or the police to make a telephone call to a judge. And, based on that telephone call, the judge can issue an order stripping you of your Second, Fourth, Fifth, and Fourteenth Amendment rights — all without your knowledge.
The first thing you would learn about it is when the SWAT Team arrived at your door in the middle of the night — ready to ransack your home and, if you resisted, to arrest or shoot you.
Let’s make one thing perfectly clear: Gun Confiscation Orders would not have stopped ANY mass shooting in American history — and they do NOTHING to reduce homicides, suicides, crime, or mass shootings.
Gun Confiscation “red-flag” laws have been proven to be ineffective:
- They were in effect in Connecticut at the time of the Newtown shooting in 2012.
- They had long been in effect in California during the Thousand Oaks massacre last year.
- And they were in effect in Illinois during the Aurora shooting earlier this year.
In fact, criminologist John Lott has conducted the definitive study of Gun Confiscation Orders.
He found that red flag laws have been an utter failure when it comes to lowering crime rates:
- They do not reduce homicides;
- They do not reduce suicides;
- They do not reduce mass shootings;
- They do not reduce crime of any kind; and
- They may even INCREASE the incidence of rape.
So, if red flag laws don’t make people safer, what are they good for? In short, they are just another effort by gun-hater Bloomberg to “put points on the board.”
To date, only two key Senate bills imposing Gun Confiscation Orders have been introduced (S. 7 and S. 506). But more such bills are expected.
So now is the time to contact the Senate and demand that they oppose this dangerous legislation. You can email or call them via this link: https://gunowners.org/alert31219/.
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