Oppose Red Flag Laws In Idaho!
By Greg Pruett
There is a dangerous new law sweeping the nation.
In fact, twelve states have passed this law and many more are considering it.
Red Flag laws, more properly termed “Gun Confiscation Orders,” are being pushed in both Democrat and Republican controlled states.
We need your help to ensure they do not get a foothold in Idaho — more on that in just a moment.
Michael Bloomberg and his minions have found a new worthless gun control law that they are pushing across the country.
Their Red Flag law efforts are being heralded as a way to “stop violence” before it occurs. Sounds like a great plan right?
So, what exactly is a “Red Flag” law and why should you be concerned?
A Red Flag law allows a family member, close friend, or another individual (depending on your state) to call the police and inform them that you are a threat to yourself or someone else.
The police then go to a judge and show them the “evidence” that you are a threat.
The judge then gives the police the authority to go to your home and confiscate your firearms.
Remember, and this is important, no crime has been committed and the individual isn’t even arrested. They just take your guns and go.
You don’t get to go to court BEFORE they take your guns. They let you come to court after they take them.
You lose your rights and the ability to defend yourself simply because someone else says you are a threat.
While it may be tempting to support such a law, it will ultimately lead to gun grabbing judges and anti-gun citizens turning in innocent gun owners because they believe we are all a threat.
Don’t believe us?
Then read and understand the story of Mr. Leonard Cottrell Jr. from New Jersey.
Leonard’s step-son was at school several weeks ago talking to a friend about the lack of security at their school.
Another student, who wasn’t part of the conversation, walked by and heard the boys talking about school security.
The student then reported to the principal what Leonard’s step-son and his friend were talking about. The principal then notified the police.
The police in turn showed up at Mr. Cottrell’s home and demanded his firearms be turned over.
Mr. Cottrell, a disabled Veteran, told them he wouldn’t do so without a warrant and without due process. The police left his home emptyhanded.
You see, New Jersey is one of the twelve “Red Flag” states that allow the police to seize your firearms without due process!
What was supposed to be a law to stop “bad people” was used to try and disarm an American Veteran because of a non-threatening conversation his step-son had with another student.
Should the principal and the police talk to the young man to see what he was conversing about? Absolutely, and no one would question them for doing so.
But to disarm an American citizen without due process?
That is unconstitutional, and this story should be the exact reason that all Americans oppose these dangerous Red Flag laws.
What happens when they deem entire classes of citizens as a potential “threat” to others or themselves?
Veterans with PTSD? People who affiliate with a particular political party or organization?
Once this law is passed, the government will do all it can to try and expand it even further.
That’s why we must oppose these Red Flag laws now before it is ever introduced in Idaho.
With Utah, Texas, and other Republican states looking at passing them, it’s time for us to stand up and let our legislators know we won’t allow it in Idaho.
Once you have signed this important petition, please be sure to forward it to your family and friends so that they can do the same.
Every Idahoan must know about these laws and why they are so dangerous.
Finally, if you can, please help us mobilize more gun owners against any potential Red Flag law in Idaho by chipping in $100, $50, or even just $25 today!
With gun grabbers like Rep. Melissa Wintrow (Democrat-District 19 in Boise,) intent on creating more gun control laws in Idaho in 2019, it’s time for you to stand up and fight back.
We aren’t New York, Chicago, or New Jersey.
This is Idaho, and we support and defend the Constitution of the United States.
Idaho Second Amendment Alliance
P.S. One of the most dangerous laws of our lifetime is sweeping the nation right now!
Red Flag laws, which are nothing more than Gun Confiscation Orders, remove your right to bear arms without due process.
We need your help to oppose any effort that may arise here in the state of Idaho on this important issue.
After you have signed the petition, forward this email to your family and friends, and then donate $100, $50, or $25 today to help us mobilize more Idaho gun owners against this unconstitutional law.