The madness of Red Flag laws continues to spread across the country.
Over a dozen states have already implemented what we call “Red Flag Gun Seizure Orders.”
It is imperative that we fight against any and all forms of these unconstitutional orders here in Idaho, and we’ll get to that in a minute.
If enacted, ‘Red Flag Gun Seizure’ legislation would allow virtually anyone to make a claim that you are a danger to yourself or someone else and ask a judge to order you stripped of your firearms.
The amount of room for abuse in this process should have every gun owner in Idaho alarmed. Consider the following:
>>> These gun seizure orders will be issued before you have been convicted, or even charged, with anything!
A gun owner with absolutely no criminal background of any kind can have his firearms seized before he ever sets foot in a courtroom.
>>> The hearing that determines whether or not to strip you of your firearms happen in secret!
Known as ex-parte proceedings, these hearings take place without your presence. You have no ability to question your accuser, provide your own evidence, or testify in your own defense.
>>> The mere fact that you recently purchased a firearm or any ammunition constitutes evidence that can be used against you!
The list of ‘evidence’ that the court can consider in deciding to disarm you could be the ‘recent acquisition of a firearm, ammunition, or other weapons.’
Every gun owner in the state knows someone who has gone through a bad divorce; maybe you’ve gone through that misery yourself.
Can you imagine what an embittered ex-spouse could do to you if Idaho enacts this? How about a neighbor who doesn’t like your pro-gun bumper sticker? The risk to gun owners is ENDLESS!
The gun-grabbers’ goal is to completely ELIMINATE due process to effectively enable bureaucrats to decide who gets guns and who doesn’t.
That’s why our job is to draw a line in the sand against ‘Red Flag Gun Seizures’ RIGHT NOW before it’s too late!
Some Idaho legislators are claiming that Red Flag Gun Seizures are not possible because Idaho’s constitution prohibits confiscation unless a felonious crime has been committed.
But that isn’t the whole story.
You see, there are a number of ways that politicians can find to violate our rights.
They have been doing it for decades. There are thousands of infringements on the books already.
So, if Idaho were to implement a Red Flag Gun Seizure law, how might they do it?
Under regular Red Flag Gun Seizure orders the government would confiscate your weapons. However, in a state like Idaho with a prohibition against confiscation, what if the orders demanded that you give your weapons to a family member or friend outside of your home?
Is that really any different than government confiscation? You are still left defenseless and your property has been moved out of your hands.
This is the easiest route to gun confiscation in Idaho.
In 2018 Rep. Melissa Wintrow (Democrat-Boise) tried something similar with those convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence. She would have forced individuals to give up their guns for two years to someone outside of the home where they resided.
While there were numerous issues with Rep. Wintrow’s legislation, which we killed, she had figured out a way around the “confiscation issue.”
Then this year we defeated a version of “Marsy’s Law” which would have potentially opened the door to judges having the ability to implement Red Flag style orders for the “protection” of an alleged victim.
As you can see, the gun grabbers are poking and prodding their tentacles into Idaho’s capitol. They are hoping that something will stick.
As we close in on the end of 2019, we need your help more now than ever.
We are heading into what is going to be an incredible election year and gun grabbers are already spending millions in hopes of more victories.
What can you do to help fight back?
1. If you have not already, please join up with the Idaho Second Amendment Alliance today, and help us mobilize even more gun owners across Idaho!
2. If you are already a member then please consider a donation today to help us with our mobilization efforts. Whether you can do $100, $50, or even just $25 today your help is greatly appreciated.
3. Finally, be sure to sign the petition again Red Flag laws in Idaho right away by clicking on the image below!
Now is the time for us to continue the tremendous growth we have experienced this year.
The Idaho Second Amendment Alliance only exists, and is only as strong as our membership.
That’s why I am counting on your continued support.
Thank you for all that you do for gun rights in Idaho!
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