The war on the Second Amendment continues.
This time, gun control was slipped into the 2022 National Defense Authorization Act.
One provision in the bill allows for military courts to confiscate guns from ex-members of the military.
The military court would be able to issue a protective order which would make the owning of a firearm by an ex-military member illegal.
A provision in the 2022 National Defense Authorization Act would allow military courts to issue protective orders that include “Red Flag” gun confiscation, according to the more than 1,300-page bill.
In the legislation, those beholden to the United States Code of Military Justice could be issued a “military court protective order” by a military judge or magistrate, which would make “possessing, receiving, or otherwise accessing a firearm” illegal.
“A military court protective order issued on an ex parte basis shall restrain a person from possessing, receiving, or otherwise accessing a firearm; and a military court protective order issued after the person to be subject to the order has received notice and opportunity to be heard on the order, shall restrain such person from possessing, receiving, or otherwise accessing a firearm in accordance with section 922 of title 18,” SEC. 529 of H.R. 4350 states.
Additionally, military court protective orders issued on an emergency basis are exempted from providing the recipient with the standard “right to due process.” Instead, “notice and opportunity to be heard” must only be provided after an order was already issued.
The 2022 National Defense Authorization Act passed 316-113.
135 Republicans in the House voted for the bill.
The bill now heads to the Senate.
If Nancy Pelosi gets this into the military code, then it becomes the “precedent” for enforcing gun confiscation against the rest of the population.
So please contact your Representative and Senators in only a few clicks with GOA’s TAKE ACTION tool to oppose this gun control!
Seizing firearms first and “getting the Due Process later” will never constitute sufficient Due Process, no matter how much anti-gunners may pretend it does.
That’s why Gun Owners of America strongly opposes H.R. 4350’s gun control, and we need our two million members and activists to help deliver this message on Capitol Hill, as well.