"It is sad that in the same week the Supreme Court released a 6-3 decision upholding the right to bear arms, the Senate and House both passed a bill to restrict that right without due process."
Protecting our kids (Heritage Action for America)
Protecting and defending our children must be a top priority. No one can argue against that. And that’s exactly why the Second Amendment exists.
Simply put, everyone has a natural right to defend one’s own life and the lives of their family. Restricting and banning firearms is a deprivation of that natural—and Constitutional—right. But to fully understand why the “red flag law” provision of the Senate’s restrictive gun bill is so unjust, one must read further than the Second Amendment.
The Fifth Amendment to our Constitution reads “No person shall…be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law.”
In every case where a state has instituted a red flag law, due process has not been upheld. Often, individuals are even denied the right to a lawyer and the ability to present arguments in their own defense. Constitutional rights must not be so carelessly infringed.
It is sad that in the same week the Supreme Court released a 6-3 decision upholding the right to bear arms, the Senate and House both passed a bill to restrict that right without due process.
Read more about why we opposed the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act (S. 2938). We have included this vote on our legislative scorecard.
As always, thank you for your trust, support, and activism. Jessica and the Heritage Action team