RELEASE: GOA Speaks Out Against Gun Confiscation Orders
April 11, 2018
For immediate release
Springfield, VA – Gun Owners of America (GOA) is rallying against Gun Confiscation Orders, which are fraudulently referred to as “red-flag laws” or “extreme violence protective orders.”
“Gun Confiscation Orders would allow police or angry relatives to convene a secret star-chamber proceeding and get permission to ransack [a gun owner’s] house and seize [his or her] guns without any due process whatsoever,” Michael Hammond, Legislative Counsel for GOA said.
According to Hammond, this measure would fail to keep mass shooters, like the Parkland shooter, from getting firearms.
“School disciplinary officials and police came in contact with [the Parkland shooter] almost a hundred times… Every time, officials found him a ‘low risk,’ which would have meant no Gun Confiscation Order,” Hammond stated. “Bad guys who want to inflict harm will still get around laws imposing Gun Confiscation Orders.”
Hammond also noted the lack of due process for targets of Gun Confiscation Orders. “[L]aw-abiding gun owners will now have to sue in court — spending thousands upon thousands of dollars — to get [their] guns back because they’ve been confiscated without due process.”
Finally, Hammond concluded that these proposals pose a threat legislatively.
“[Gun Confiscation Orders are] probably the single biggest legislative threat to the Second Amendment which is spreading through the country,” Hammond stated.
Michael Hammond, or another GOA spokesperson, is available for interviews. Gun Owners of America is a nonprofit lobbying organization dedicated to protecting the right to keep and bear arms without compromise. GOA represents over 1.5 million members and activists. For more information, visit GOA’s Newsroom.
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