The fight over Governor Bill Lee’s “Red Flag” gun confiscation push in Tennessee is white hot.
Over the weekend, President Joe Biden praised Lee for pushing gun control (and urged other Republicans to do the same):
Lee’s betrayal of our Second Amendment is unacceptable.
He must be stopped — gun owners across the state are the only force capable of doing so.
Over the weekend, the American Firearms Association cranked up our ads across Tennessee mobilizing gun owners against Lee’s dangerous gun control push.
But we must keep up the grassroots heat on members of the Tennessee General Assembly.
If you and I are to stop Lee’s “Red Flags” from becoming law in Tennessee, I need you to take grassroots action RIGHT NOW (even if you’ve already done so)!
It’s time to double and triple down . . .
At a minimum, this legislation would:
>>> Allow liberal judges to order the seizure of your firearms, before you have been arrested or convicted of a crime and based solely on the word of an embittered personal enemy (think ex-spouse) who you haven’t seen in years!
This legislation would take the left’s ‘cancel culture’ tactics to a whole new level, allowing your life and your freedoms to be brutally attacked by complaints that can literally be phoned into the court, even though you’ve never been charged with a crime.
>>> Shred your due process rights, by allowing your guns to be seized through secret, ex-parte, court proceedings that you would know nothing about, much less be allowed to attend!
If you’re charged with running a stop sign in America, you can contest it in court. You can have a lawyer present, you can even request a jury trial! But ‘Red Flag’ laws will allow a judge to take away your guns in total secrecy.
>>> Create a system that would most often result in a lifetime gun ban, by allowing the state to apply for an automatic extension at the end of the initial gun seizure order. You and I both know that once you’ve been labeled as ‘dangerous’ and subjected to an initial ‘Red Flag’ seizure order, a judge is all but guaranteed to extend this order when asked to do so.
>>> Terrify your family by allowing SWAT Teams to break down your door in the middle of the night to look for guns or ammunition. You see, if the same person who made the initial complaint against you makes up a claim that you didn’t surrender all of your guns, the judge will issue a high-risk search warrant, and the SWAT Team will be sent to your door.
Lee is demanding action on “Red Flags” as soon as possible.
Time is short and we must make sure your voice is the loudest at the Capitol in Nashville or Lee will hand the gun-grabbers a win in a deep red state like Tennessee.
TAKE ACTION NOW!
Chris Dorr, President
American Firearms Association