Wyoming Heads Toward Red Flag Gun Seizures

Wednesday, November 28, 2018
By Paul Martin

Ammoland.com
November 27, 2018

Wyoming – -(AmmoLand.com)- The 2019 legislative session will be here before you know it, and you and I have to be ready to FIGHT to stop ‘Red Flag Gun Seizure Orders’ from becoming law in Wyoming.

Lawmakers in state after state have been pre-filing this legislation in their efforts to ram this legislation into law before grassroots gun owners like you and I can fight back. And don’t think for a moment that this can’t happen here in Wyoming.

Truth be told, supposedly “pro-Second Amendment” Republicans all over the country are jumping onto this scheme that is being pushed by BILLIONAIRE Michael Bloomberg. In fact, earlier this year it passed into law in Florida, where Republicans control the entire state government. It also passed under a GOP Governor in Illinois.

And Republicans in Iowa, Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania are pushing for passage early next session. Make no mistake. The battle over ‘Red Flag Gun Seizure Orders’ is coming to Wyoming.

If enacted, ‘Red Flag Gun Seizure Order’ legislation would allow virtually anyone to make a claim that you are a danger to yourself or someone else and ask a judge to order you stripped of your firearms. The amount of room for abuse in this process should have every gun owner in Wyoming alarmed.

Consider the following:

These gun seizure orders will be issued before you have been convicted, or even charged, with anything.
A gun owner with absolutely no criminal background of any kind can have his firearms seized before he ever sets foot in a courtroom. You would have more due process rights in traffic court than you would in defending your constitutional right to keep and bear arms.

The hearings that determine whether or not to strip you of your firearms happen in secret.
Known as ex-parte proceedings, these hearings take place in your absence. You will have no ability to question your accuser, provide your own evidence, or testify in your own defense. In fact, the first time you will be made aware of this is when law enforcement officers come to your home to seize your firearms. [which has already proved deadly for one Maryland gun owner.]

The mere fact that you recently purchased a firearm or any ammunition constitutes evidence that can be used against you.
Under the list of ‘evidence’ that the court can consider in deciding to disarm you is the ‘recent acquisition of a firearm, ammunition, or other weapons.’ So just buying a firearm or a box of .22’s could be enough for a judge to order you stripped of your firearms.

Every gun owner in the state knows someone who has gone through a bad divorce; maybe you’ve gone through that misery yourself. Can you imagine what an embittered ex-spouse could do to you if Wyoming enacts this legislation? How about a neighbor who doesn’t like your pro-gun bumper sticker?

The risk to gun owners is ENDLESS!

In fact, the accuser doesn’t even have to file their complaint before a court in most cases. They can just phone it in. And once your guns are seized, you’ll be spending weeks and thousands of dollars in court in attorney’s fees to try and get them back.

Some will claim that these ‘red flag gun seizures’ laws will help law enforcement stop madmen before they can carry out a shooting. But that is a cheap political talking point, designed to brow beat gun owners like you and me into giving up and not fighting this bill.

Just consider the facts.

Under current law, those who tell others of their intent to kill can be arrested for making threats if law enforcement is ever informed. Those who are exhibiting “warning signs” that they may be planning violence, can — at minimum — be interviewed by law enforcement who can move to arrest the person if needed.

As anyone in law enforcement will tell you, you can tell A LOT about a person’s intentions with the answers to just a couple questions.

But they’ll also tell you that no gun control law on the books will ever do a lick of good if law enforcement fails to do its job — like we saw at Parkland, Florida earlier this year.

Gun-grabbers know all of this, but they don’t care. Their goal is to completely ELIMINATE due process to effectively enable bureaucrats to decide who gets guns and who doesn’t.

That’s why our job is to draw a line in the sand against ‘Red Flag Gun Seizure Orders’ RIGHT NOW before it’s too late.

The truth is, many candidates for the State House and Senate flat-out REFUSED to answer Wyoming Gun Owners’ Candidate Survey earlier this year because they support so-called “Red Flag” Gun Confiscation Orders and didn’t want to go on the record about it.

So with the 2019 session just a few weeks away, my goal is to generate a MOUNTAIN of petitions in opposition to this legislation before they return!

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