Red Flag Gun Seizures Are on the Move in Washington D.C.!

Red Flag Gun Seizures Are on the Move in Washington D.C.!

If you listen hard enough, you can hear Michael Bloomberg laughing from his NYC war-room all the way out here in Iowa.

That’s because the US Senate Judiciary Committee just gave Bloomberg and Dianne Feinstein exactly what they wanted -– a public hearing on S.7, the ‘Red Flag Gun Seizure’ legislation that we have been warning you about!

The truth is, the fight over ‘Red Flag Gun Seizure’ legislation is more of a threat than ever before, now that Republican leaders have conceded and given this bill a hearing.

And based on the troubling statements that we’ve seen from both Senator Grassley and Senator Ernst about this bill, it’s clear that they need to hear from gun owners here in Iowa IMMEDIATELY!

That’s why I hope you’ll immediately sign the petition that we’ve prepared for you, telling both Senator Grassley and Ernst to fight for our gun rights.

No gun owner wants a criminally deranged person walking around carrying a gun. But there is already a process in place to deal with people like that.

Just consider the facts.

Under current law, those who tell others of their intent to kill can ALREADY be arrested for making threats if members of law enforcement are informed.

Those who are exhibiting “warning signs” that they may be planning violence can — at minimum — be interviewed by law enforcement who can move to arrest the person if needed.

As anyone in law enforcement will tell you, you can tell A LOT about a person’s intentions with the answers to just a couple questions.

But they’ll also tell you that no gun control law on the books will ever do a lick of good if law enforcement fails to do its job — like we saw at Parkland, Florida a year ago.

Gun-grabbers know all of this, but they don’t care.

They are hoping to use the support of Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham as their vehicle for moving this bill forward. It’s a smart move on their part.

Afterall, Senator Graham has received hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations from Michael Bloomberg — something that he is quite proud of!

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 Iowa alarmed. Consider the following:

>>>   These gun seizure orders will be issued before you have
         been charged, much less convicted, 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. You would have more due process rights in traffic court than you would in defending your constitutional right to keep and bear arms.


>>>   The hearings that determine whether or not to strip you of
your firearms happen in secret!

Known as ex-parte proceedings, these hearings take place in your absence. You will have no ability to question your accuser, provide your own evidence, or testify in your own defense. In fact, the first time you will be made aware of this is when law enforcement officers come to your home to seize your firearms.


>>>   The mere fact that you recently purchased a firearm or any  

ammunition constitutes evidence that can be used against
you!

    

In most states, the list of ‘evidence’ that the court can consider in deciding to disarm you is the ‘recent acquisition of a firearm, ammunition, or other weapons.’


So just buying a firearm or a box of .22’s could be enough for a judge to order you stripped of your firearms.

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 the country enacts this legislation? How about a neighbor who doesn’t like your pro-gun bumper sticker?

The risk to gun owners is ENDLESS!

Please stand with us and sign your petition insisting that Senator Grassley and Ernst oppose this terrible gun control bill

Ordinarily gun control bills like these are introduced by the hard-left Senators that you would expect: Dianne Feinstein, Charles Schumer, and Bernie Sanders.

And normally, in a Republican controlled US Senate, you and I could safely ignore these threats, as they are destined to go nowhere due to the partisan makeup of the Senate.

Sadly, that’s not the case this time.

You see, S. 7 was filed by Marco Rubio, a Republican Senator from Florida. More than that, the bill already has Republican cosponsors. And perhaps worst of all, the bill has the approval of the National Rifle Association itself!

In a recent video released by Chris Cox, the NRA said that they are in full support of ‘Red Flag Gun Seizure’ legislation provided that they do away with the ex-parte provision.

In other words, as long as you are able to stand in court and face your accusers, they are in agreement with this legislation!

And while that’s a small step in the right direction, the biggest threat facing gun owners through these ‘Red Flag Gun Seizures’ is the fact that you could lose your gun rights before you’ve been ARRESTED, CHARGED, OR CONVICTED OF A CRIME!

With the NRA backing it, I’m more concerned than ever that Senator Grassley and Senator Ernst may go along with it, which would explain the very disturbing statements that they have made about the bill.

Simply put: both of our Senators seem primed to back this legislation, and that is why I hope you will immediately sign your petition, insisting that they change their mind

But when you do, please consider what’s at stake.

If Senators like Grassley and Ernst can get away with supporting this legislation, it will send a LOUD message to the entire Republican conference in Washington D.C. that this legislation is ‘OK.’

On the other hand, if they take a strong stance against this legislation, that may be our best chance of stopping this bill dead in its tracks!

And that’s why I hope you’ll consider a generous donation to help Iowa Gun Owners activate as many gun owners as we possibly can before this bill comes up for an actual vote.

We already spending thousands of dollars on this internet ad.

But prior to a full committee vote we will need to ramp that program up dramatically to include radio ads, Facebook ads, direct mail to tens of thousands of gun owners and more.

We know that we need to do this, but it’s also going to be very expensive.

So if you can make an extremely generous donation of $100, I would greatly appreciate it.

On the other hand, if $50 or even just $25 is all you can afford at the moment, I completely understand.

Whatever you can afford will be greatly appreciated and put to immediate use — trying to flood Senator Grassley’s and Senator Ernst’s offices with calls and emails from gun owners!

If ‘Red Flag Gun Seizures’ get passed in the US Senate, we all know that Nancy Pelosi will run it through the House of Representatives the very next day.

This fight will be won or lost in the Senate, so that’s where gun owners need to make their stand.

Please do what you can, right away!

For Iowa,

Aaron Dorr
Executive Director
Iowa Gun Owners

P.S. With the Senate Judiciary Committee just wrapping up their first hearing on Michael Bloomberg’s ‘Red Flag Gun Seizure’ legislation, the committee could vote on the bill any day!

With Senator Grassley AND Senator Ernst both on this committee, and given their very disturbing comments regarding this bill, they need to hear from you TODAY!

Please immediately sign the petition that we have prepared for you, telling them to oppose ‘Red Flag Gun Seizures’ and to fight for gun owners and the Second Amendment

And please also consider a generous donation of any amount to help Iowa Gun Owners mobilize Iowans against this bill!

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