Americans should resist the trend of assumed guilt and demand elected officials end the assault on our second amendment constitutional right. Red Flag law have spurred quite a bit of controversy. This legislative movement seeks to be dangerous to themselves or others. Proponents believe this will lessen and help combat mass shootings and suicides.
The 4th and 14th Amendments of the U.S. Constitution mandate that no one shall be “deprived of life, liberty or property without due process of law”. Depriving people of a constitutional right before a trial and without charges tramples on the notion of innocent until proven guilty erodes the core values of justice.
Proponents of red flag laws argue due process is respected by allowing the deprived can appeal to the courts to reinstate their rights. This backward process would imply that the second amendment is a privilege, not a right. There is a serious risk that citizens found guilty of nothing and charged with no crime will be paying expensive fees to petition courts to restore what should be their constitutional guaranteed rights. Our nation’s’ history of the corrupt process of civil asset forfeiture gives ample reason to believe the outcome is more likely than not.
They need the means to deny you your constitutional rights in order to protect you from yourself. The disturbingly authoritarian doublespeak implies that some of our officials believe that people can’t be trusted with their rights.
We must resist the trend of assumed guilt and demand elected officials end this assault on our second amendment constitutional rights.