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Stop Capitol Hill from Endangering Innocent Lives

Radicals in Washington D.C. are out in full force, demanding our Second Amendment rights be restricted, repressed, or eliminated altogether. But they are not giving you all the details. In fact, they have to conceal the truth in order to push their agenda. One of these bills (HR 1236) is called a “Red Flag” law, which permits a complaint to give the government the authority to search and seize guns from law-abiding Americans.

The reality is that Red Flag laws don’t work. According to research from the College of William and Mary, in states where these laws have been enacted, statistics show an increase in some crimes and zero decrease in the crimes these laws are supposed to eradicate. Taking away guns does not decrease crime.

Instead, these laws open up Pandora’s Box. This legislative option can enable an angry neighbor, grumpy employee, or disagreeable family member to weaponize this law into a personal punishment for people with whom they disagree.

Red Flag laws are a veneer that intends to hide a serious attempt to destroy our constitutional rights. Our Second Amendment rights ensure that, as a nation, we will be able to defend and preserve our First Amendment rights, which include our freedom of speech. These two go hand in hand. If radicals are able to weaken the Second Amendment, that opens the door so that they can destroy our First Amendment freedoms.

We already know that the other side is out in full force, pushing for laws that will result in denying some people their constitutional right to own a gun. What’s to stop them from manipulating these laws to take guns away from law-abiding citizens with whom they politically disagree? That means we are at a CRISIS STATE with the imminent fast-tracking of anti-Second Amendment legislation being our present reality.

In addition, another bill, HR 2708, will deny gun ownership to anyone who is convicted of certain misdemeanors related to a threatening bias. To give you an idea, some misdemeanors can include “disrupting” a public or religious meeting, or “willfully interfering” with another person’s so-called “rights.” This gives a subjective standard that radicals can use to take guns away from law-abiding Americans just for exercising their freedom of speech!

A third bill (HR 8) goes way beyond demanding national background checks. It would criminalize one police officer for loaning a gun to a fellow police officer who wanted to go off deer hunting. HR 8 would also criminalize a father who leaves a gun with his daughter who is being stalked or threatened by an ex- boyfriend or husband. This will absolutely increase innocent people being killed! A gun, in this situation, could save her life and perhaps the lives of her children... but HR 8 wouldn’t allow it.

Help us stop the destruction of our freedom.

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A personal petition...

Dear Congressman/woman,
 
I urge you to stand up for Americans to have the right to defend themselves. Our Founding Fathers came from a government that oppressed and mistreated them. For good reasons, our forefathers gave the American people the highest protections to own guns that they could.

Red Flag laws, such as HR 1236, do not decrease crime. In fact, statistics show they increase certain crimes! A study of a combined 36 years of crime found Red Flag laws have “no significant impact” on mass public shootings, murder, robbery or aggravated assault! Yet this bill denies law-abiding Americans their constitutional rights and allows one person to judge another and remove their constitutional freedoms before he or she has done anything wrong.

In addition, we oppose HR 2708, which will deny some people their constitutional freedoms for something as subjective as a threatening bias combined with a misdemeanor such as disrupting a public meeting.

Finally, HR 8 would criminalize a father for leaving his gun with his daughter who is being stalked or threatened by an ex- boyfriend or husband. This bill will lead to more innocent people being killed! A gun, in this situation, could save her life and perhaps the lives of her children... but HR 8 wouldn’t allow that.

These gun restrictions and others like them are not in the best interest of your voters. As a freedom-loving American, I demand that you protect the Constitution you swore to defend.

(Your name),
(City, State)



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