GOA: Ignoring civil rights is always wrong

Thursday, August 2, 2018
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Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)

Police raidThe spokesman for a gun-rights group is warning about a Florida confiscation law alleging it purports to protect the public but ignores constitutional rights.

Gov. Rick Scott broke with the NRA and Gun Owners of America when he signed new gun restrictions in March, backing new laws just three weeks after the Feb. 14 slaying at a Parkland high school took 17 lives.

One of the measures that became law is known as a risk protection order, which forcibly removes firearms from a home by court order when the gun owner is deemed to be a threat to himself or to others.

The laws are also known as "red flag laws" and Florida is leading the country with confiscation cases, Bearingarms.com reports

Mike Hammond, legislative counsel for Gun Owners of America, tells OneNewsNow these gun confiscation orders come from secret proceedings.  

"In which you're not invited to determine whether you should be stripped of your constitutional rights," he complains. "It's not just your Second Amendment rights, but your Fourth Amendment rights and your Fourteenth Amendment rights, by a secret decree."

Second Amendment (gun + flag)The moment you learn your civil rights have been violated, he says, is when there is a knock on your door.

Fox News reports that more than 450 Floridians have been ordered to surrender their firearms under the new law and so far approximately 200 guns and 30,000 rounds of ammunition have been confiscated.

Gun Owners of America has fought similar laws in other states and will do so in Florida, too, says the GOA attorney, because there is legitimate concern over due process.

"Your supposed due process," complains Hammond, "is that you are allowed to spend ten to twenty thousand dollars of your own money to hire a lawyer in order to convince the judge that he's made a mistake and he's an idiot. Guess what? That never is successful."

 

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