Conservative state lawmakers from South Carolina are pushing back against the Republican Party’s national capitulation on the 2nd Amendment, issuing a letter to President Donald Trump strongly urging him to oppose “red flag” gun control laws.
“Making sense of each tragic act of violence and formulating appropriate policy responses designed to protect innocent Americans requires a proper understanding of the context and the facts,” the conservative lawmakers explained in the letter.
“According to the F.B.I. and the Bureau of Justice, overall property and violent crime rates have been in decline since 1993. These statistics show that violent crime rates have fallen from 747 per 100,000 people in 1993 to 382 per 100,000 people in 2017,” they added.
39 conservative lawmakers from South Carolina – 33 state house representatives and 6 state senators – signed onto the letter in an attempt to stop federal legislation to enact red flag laws that would revoke due process and seize guns from individuals who liberal activist judges deem are a threat to public safety.
“In states like Maryland, Oregon, and California that have enacted these “red flag” laws, the individuals subject to “emergency protection orders” are effectively guilty until proven innocent,” the conservative lawmakers explained.
“This flips due process on its head. “Red flag” laws erode the very cornerstones of our country, the right to keep and bear arms and due process. They also put law enforcement and citizens in adverse, unnecessary circumstances that will lead to more instances of police brutality and tragic death,” they added.
In the letter, the lawmakers appeal to Trump by referencing his troubles with the deep state, who have abused their power to attack him and undermine his presidency. They argue that new constitutional infringements will only lead to more overreach.
“During your candidacy for President, the former administration used the F.B.I. and F.I.S.A. courts against you. We are urging you not to give the federal government any more power to bypass our Constitution,” they wrote.
“Furthermore, we the undersigned urge you to remember your oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, which expressly prohibits taking the inherent human rights of Americans without prior due process. Specifically, these “red flag” laws are gross violations of the 2nd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 9th, and 10th Amendments,” they added.
Sen. Lindsey Graham, the neoconservative lawmaker from South Carolina, has been one of the individuals in President Trump’s ear urging him to adopt “red flag” gun control laws.
“El Paso shooting is sick and senseless. Time to do more than pray. Time to enact common-sense legislation in Congress to empower states to deal with those who present a danger to themselves and others — while respecting robust due process,” Graham wrote in a Tweet on Aug. 3.
“May not have mattered here, but Red Flag laws have proven to be effective in states that have them,” he added in a subsequent tweet.
“Red flag” laws have certainly been effective at disarming patriotic Trump supporters, which was demonstrated recently in Oregon when a former marine had his firearms seized to protect the safety of ANTIFA domestic terrorists. The conservative lawmakers in South Carolina are attempting to stop more situations like these from happening throughout the country with their appeal to President Trump.
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Nevada Governor Uses Coronavirus Emergency to Illegally Stop Residents From Buying Guns
Assemblyman Jim Marchant is blowing the whistle.
Nevada Democrat Governor Steve Sisolak is using the Chinese coronavirus pandemic as an excuse to usurp the unlawful power to stop the sale of firearms.
Sisolak has been unsuccessful in being able to shut down gun shops, which are considered an essential business due to a law passed in 2007 after Hurricane Katrina, so he is attempting to enact gun control through bureaucratic fiat.
Sisolak has effectively crippled gun ownership in Nevada by denying the State Point of Contact to conduct background checks on behalf of Federal Firearms Licensees (FFL) gun stores. This means that only concealed permit holders can buy new weapons under the new orders, which only consists of four percent of Nevadans.
He has also banned the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department from giving out new concealed permit licenses to Nevadans, creating another impediment to stop gun ownership during the crisis. A public information officer with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police has confirmed that “they are acting under orders of the Office of the Governor of Nevada.” Although he cannot legally shut them down, Sisolak is also pressuring gun stores to close by classifying them as “non-essential” hobby shops.
Sisolak’s edicts violate NRS 414.155, The Constitution of the State of Nevada, Article 1, § 11(1) as well as the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution.
The specific portion of the state constitution that Sisolak is violating with his orders reads as follows:
Pursuant to Amendment II of the Constitution of the United States and Section 11 of Article 1 of the Constitution of the State of Nevada, and notwithstanding any other provision of law, the emergency powers conferred upon the Governor and upon the executive heads or governing bodies of the political subdivisions of this State must not be construed to allow:
1. The confiscation of a firearm from a person unless the person is:
(a) In unlawful possession of the firearm; or
(b) Unlawfully carrying the firearm; or
2. The imposition of additional restrictions as to the lawful possession, transfer, sale, carrying, storage, display or use of:
(b) Ammunition; or
(c) Components of firearms or ammunition.
Assemblyman Jim Marchant, who is running to be the Republican Congressional nominee for District 4 of Nevada, believes that Sisolak must abdicate public office for his intolerable acts.
“I understand that the government must take steps to protect the public when there is a national pandemic, but the law and our constitutional rights are clear,” said Marchant.
“Governor Sisolak has shown he is either incompetent or corrupt. He has violated his oath of office and must resign,” he added.
Sisolak announced his emergency measures during a press conference on Sunday, touting relief for renters as a way to sell his unconstitutional power grab.
“This directive is intended to keep people in their homes at a time where we’re encouraging all Nevadans to stay home, to stay home for Nevada,” Sisolak said.
Today, I announced, in coordination with @NevadaAG Aaron Ford, an emergency directive placing a moratorium on the vast majority of evictions—residential and commercial—in order to provide some needed financial relief to Nevadans at a time of great uncertainty.
— Governor Sisolak (@GovSisolak) March 29, 2020
Sisolak has also made it more difficult for coronavirus patients to access medicines that could potentially save their lives. He has arguably been the Democrat governor guilty of mismanaging the coronavirus crisis the worst at the state level.
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