ANALYSIS – Democrats appear intent on disarming our troops and violating their 2nd Amendment rights by using so-called “Red Flag” provisions in the latest House version of the Biden Defense bill to take away their personal guns. The provision was snuck into the FY 2022 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), also known as H.R. 4350, and is aimed directly at the 2nd Amendment rights of America’s military members.
As noted by FullMag:
H.R. 4350 includes language that will allow for the seizure of firearms from service members. These are Red Flag provisions, although it is unclear what the criteria are for seizure in the legislation or to whom it will extend too. Questions that remain unanswered by this legislation are: Will this apply to veterans? or only active-duty members of the military? What will the criteria be for these Red Flag seizures?
Sadly, these questions will likely be answered in court after service members have already had their weapons confiscated.
Military personnel might, after this legislation goes into effect, have their private arms seized by the government for little to no reason.
The National Rifle Association (NRA) has lobbied strongly against this dangerous provision, arguing that it “would ignore due process protections afforded by the U.S. Constitution and allow for the confiscation of firearms owned by those in the armed forces.” It added:
In other words, military personnel could be forcibly disarmed of their lawfully-possessed firearms before having so much as an opportunity to contest the accusations against them and present evidence in their defense. This would represent a clear denial of constitutional due process protections for those who have sworn an oath to protect and defend our country and the U.S. Constitution.
The House has passed its version of this legislation, but the Senate is yet to finish its version. The NRA concluded:
Anti-gun provisions like those included in the House-passed NDAA are glaring examples of the challenges law-abiding gun owners face with a Nancy Pelosi-led Congress. However, the fight is not over. The U.S. Senate has yet to consider their version of the NDAA, and both chambers will need to iron out any differences between their respective bills before it becomes law.
All defenders of the 2nd Amendment, especially veterans, should vocally express their opposition to this outrageous legislation aimed directly at the 2nd Amendment rights of our military members. ADN