Today, the House Judiciary Committee voted to advance Senate Bills 83-86 and House Bills 4145-4148, to impose “red flag” gun confiscation schemes. They will be eligible for the House floor as soon as tomorrow. Please continue to contact your state representative to ask them to OPPOSE Senate Bills 83-86 and House Bills 4145-4148.
Senate Bills 83, 84, 85, and 86 and House Bills 4145, 4146, 4147, and 4148 allow the seizure of an individual’s firearms on baseless accusations, without a hearing or other opportunity for the evidence to be heard in court. They permit the government to seize firearms based on weak and nebulous standards of evidence.
A person subject to a suspension of a Constitutional right should be entitled to high evidentiary standards, an opportunity to be heard, and the right to face his or her accusers. Civil liberties advocates from across the political spectrum have expressed concerns about these “red flag” bills and how the procedure might lead to abuses because of insufficient due process protections in the bills.
Again, contact your state representative to ask them to OPPOSE Senate Bills 83-86 and House Bills 4145-4148.