Republican Sen. Marco Rubio is at it again. This time he has Re-introduced a bill that failed in march that would provide federal funding to encourage other states to implement red flag laws. This bill is very similar to Florida’s red flag law which has already been passed. These laws allow the law enforcement to come into your home through an extreme risk protection order and confiscate your firearms without due process just because someone is afraid you might hurt yourself or someone else. While this might sound reasonable there are concerns that someone close could just falsely make the claim that you are a danger. These laws have already gotten a Maryland man killed after he refused to turn over his guns.
The SunSentinal reports that Republican U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio is reintroducing a bill that seeks to encourage states to pass red-flag laws that would make it easier for courts to disarm dangerous people.
The measure has garnered bipartisan support in the wake of the Feb. 14 Parkland massacre that left 17 people dead.
Florida state lawmakers passed a red-flag law after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Rubio’s bill, reintroduced on Thursday, would provide federal funding to help other states implement similar laws.
“This idea has already proven successful in states like Florida, and it is my hope that this bill will get all the other states in the country to do the same thing,” Rubio said in a prepared statement.
Florida’s law allows law enforcement to petition a court to bar dangerous people from purchasing or possessing guns….
This isn’t the first time Senator Rubio has pushed for infringement. He has been on video saying that he backs stricter gun control laws as well as the state of Florida’s Red Flag Laws.
In an interview with @CBSMiami US Senator @marcorubio endorses the premise behind a bill by state Senator Audrey Gibson (SB 530) allowing the removal of guns from the home of someone suspected of being dangerous to themselves or others. pic.twitter.com/Tmc7Lwh5Nw
— Jim DeFede (@DeFede) February 18, 2018
Risk Protection Orders; Creating the “The Risk Protection Order Act”; authorizing risk protection orders to prevent persons who are at high risk of harming themselves or others from accessing firearms; requiring law enforcement agencies to develop certain policies and procedures by a certain date; requiring the termination of a license to carry a concealed weapon or firearm that is held by a person subject to such an order, etc.
The Bill reintroduced by Rubio is in the Library of congress and can be viewed here!
It is extremely important that you as responsible gun owners take action against these constant attacks on the second amendment. Sharing a post on social media is not enough. Its time to be active contacting your legislatures and representatives. Go vote! Make sure these idiots aren’t afforded the chance to infringe on your rights. The other side is doing it make sure you are too!