“The House Judiciary Committee has advanced legislation that would allow Vermont police to temporarily seize firearms from the scene of an alleged domestic assault,” digital.vpr.net reports. “It’s drawn opposition from Second Amendment advocates who worry about constitutional infringements on the right to bear arms.” Ya think? I think . . .
Gun owners are having the rug pulled from under them in the name of domestic violence. Lest we forget, California’s Gun Violence Restraining Orders (GVRO) are now law. The cops can remove a CA gun owner’s firearms based on the ex parte (unchallenged) testimony of a family member.
Same deal in Connecticut. According to our good friends at The Trace, eleven states –New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Virginia, Wisconsin, Illinois, Missouri, Minnesota, Michigan, and Massachusetts — would like to follow suit.
Where’s the lawsuit challenging this clear and present danger to gun owners’ — make that Americans’ right to due process? And while we’re at it, what of the hugely unconstitutional laws limiting magazine capacity and “assault weapons” in so-called slave states?
Are The People of the Gun feeling fat and happy with Trump in the White House, waiting for a pro-gun Supreme Court to right these wrongs? Is that really our only hope?