The Democrats in Boise are trying to pass a domestic gun ban TODAY.
They are attempting to pass another gun law where a Federal one already exists.
You have to tell the House Judiciary and Rules Committee to oppose House Bill 585! More on that in a second.
Democrats across the United States are trying to get any gun ban in that they can while the iron is hot.
And that’s what some Democrats in Idaho are trying to do.
House Bill 585 is a dangerous piece of legislation.
The bill adds an additional state violation for people who have been charged with “misdemeanor domestic violence,” claiming there is no state enforcement mechanism in place.
There is no state law because a Federal one already exists!
First, let us say that we unequivocally oppose all forms of violence against another person except those committed in self-defense.
The best thing we can do is make it so victims can protect themselves.
House Bill 585 however, is dangerous for several key reasons:
>>> Something as simple as spanking your child could bar you from owning firearms for the rest of your lives.
>>> There is no varying degree to how the law is applied. Someone who is a habitual abuser is treated the same as someone who makes ONE MISTAKE their entire life.
>>> This will ultimately lead to what California and Oregon are already doing, which is creating a “red flag” law.
The “red flag” laws allow people in your family to claim you are dangerous and you subsequently have your firearms taken away WITHOUT due process.
>>> You don’t even have to commit acts of violence to be charged and convicted with misdemeanor domestic abuse. Even something as simple as saying, “I’m going to kill you” without any intention of ever doing so could lead to a lifetime ban of firearms.
>>> There is no grace period for turning in your firearms when you are turned into a “prohibited person.”
House Bill 585 is a very slipper slope and our legislators should not be passing more laws to disarm more citizens when Federal laws already exist.
A Federal law mind you, that is already severely abused.
We need you to contact the House Judiciary and Rules Committee right away and tell them to oppose House Bill 585 using the pre-written email below.
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The hearing for this bill is taking place TODAY so act now before it’s too late.
For additional information on the Lautenberg Amendment, you can view the Gun Owners of America link here.
Idaho Second Amendment Alliance