Delegation for 10.5.21: Red flag — rationing drugs — looking back — end of dementia? — whole milk

Delegation for 10.5.21: Red flag — rationing drugs — looking back — end of dementia? — whole milk

Red flags The National Defense Authorization Act usually can rely on the support of most Republicans, especially those with solid veteran constituencies. But one provision in the law this year has some in the delegation vowing to vote no. As written, the legislation would grant military judges the ability to issue ex-parte orders and deem individuals unfit to carry arms, and potentially allow authorities to confiscate weapons. Inclusion drew immediate ire from gun rights advocacy groups. Rep. Scott Franklin , a Lakeland Republican, said he will not support the bill if it includes such a “red flag” provision. “The right to keep and bear arms is a sacred constitutional freedom that I swore an oath to defend as a Naval Aviator and as your Congressman,” Franklin said. He blamed Democrats for including the provision through the “sausage-making” process. Scott Franklin warns of red flags in the defense budget. Image via Facebook. Franklin added that the measure could force a no vote from many Republicans on what should be a bipartisan bill. “For the second consecutive Congress, radical liberals took the bill we passed out of the Armed Services Committee and loaded it up with a bunch of leftist initiatives,” he said. “One of those is a so-called ‘Red Flag’ provision that would potentially strip our service members of their Second Amendment rights without due process — something I cannot and will not support.” Rep. Dan Webster, a Clermont Republican, was among several House members who signed a letter demanding […]

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