Newhouse Upholds Second Amendment, Calls for Removal of Red Flag Law from NDAA

Newhouse Upholds Second Amendment, Calls for Removal of Red Flag Law from NDAA

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA), along with 160 of his colleagues, sent a letter to the chairmen and ranking members of the House and Senate Armed Services Committees, urging the full removal of a “red flag” provision in H.R. 4350, the House National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) during the conference committee process. The letter expresses deep concern that if Sec. 529 of the NDAA were to be enacted, the Second Amendment rights of U.S. military servicemembers would be violated by allowing military judges and magistrates to issue military court gun confiscation orders. The lawmakers wrote, “Even more concerning, under this provision, such an order could be issued by a military court on an ex parte basis – meaning the order could be issued without the servicemember even being present in court to defend themselves. We believe this is a serious breach of due process that demands your full attention.” The lawmakers concluded , “Every single day, brave American servicemembers serve in harm’s way to defend our nation, our way of life, and the very constitutional rights that Sec. 529 would erode. This dangerous provision must be excluded from the final package.” Rep Newhouse has previously stated that he will not support the final passage of this legislation until these provisions are rightly stripped from the bill. The full text of the letter can be found here and below: Dear Chairman Smith, Ranking Member Rogers, Chairman Reed, and Ranking Member Inhofe: As you begin the conference committee process […]

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