Virginia – -(AmmoLand.com)- This Tuesday, March 26, 2019, the U.S. Senate Judiciary committee is going to be hearing a Red Flag gun-control/gun confiscation bill put in by Florida Republican Marco Rubio. Yes, the Republican controlled Senate is going to hear a bill that a Republican put in.
President Trump said right after the Florida school massacre that he thought Red Flag laws were a good idea.
We need to let our Senators, hear from us on this AND the President and Vice President, too. I think the President can be swayed if he learns the truth about what Red Flag laws really do and don't do. The Vice President might be able to help, as he as the President's ear.
I know, I know – we in Virginia are not likely to sway either of our Senators. But by reminding them in large numbers that we are here, we don't want any more gun control, and we are watching, that might at least slow down any pro-active gun control coming from them. I'm thinking a Virginia Citizens Defense League protest at some of their district offices this year might also be in order.
Thanks to our sister organization, the Arizona Citizens Defense League, for setting up a special version of their Congressional contact system for us Virginians to use. The Board is considering getting our own Congressional contact system.
ACTION ITEM 1:
Click here to send the pre-written message to Senators Kaine, Warner, President Trump, and Vice President Pence (NOTE: uncheck “Email Opt-in” if you don't want to get future emails from the Arizona Citizens Defense League):
Let's get a few thousand emails headed their way to get their attention and to educate them as well! We dare not ignore Red Flag bills.
ACTION ITEM 2:
Let's contact the Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell, so he knows that gun owners do NOT want Red Flag laws. He can help keep the bill from getting a Floor vote if it clears the committee.
Here's a link to his contact form on the web:
For the Topic, select “Congressional Rules and Procedures”
Suggested subject: “Please do not let any ‘Red Flag' gun bills get a vote on the Senate Floor!
Extreme Risk Protection Orders, also known as “Red Flag” laws, such as S. 7, are about gun confiscation, not public safety.
Red Flag laws leave the “dangerous” person free to kill himself or others, as the law merely takes away his guns (assuming the police even find all his guns). If a person is too dangerous to have guns, how is anyone safer if he is still walking around with the rest of us? Red Flag laws also violate due process, as the accused doesn't have his day in court for weeks after his property (guns) has already been taken and he then has the almost impossible task of proving he's not dangerous. How do you prove a negative?
Protect America's gun owners and the Constitution – don't let S. 7, or any other Red Flag bills, get to the Floor!
About Virginia Citizens Defense League, Inc. (VCDL):
Virginia Citizens Defense League, Inc. (VCDL). VCDL is an all-volunteer, non-partisan grassroots organization dedicated to defending the human rights of all Virginians. The Right to Keep and Bear Arms is a fundamental human right.
For more information, visit: www.vcdl.org.