Bill HR 6395 passed last week, 295-125 with a veto-proof majority. There were 9 Republicans not voting, 108 voting “yea,” and 81 voting “nay.” There were THOUSANDS of changes and additions to the Bill once it left committee. The most troubling? On page 343 of 1427 lay a section stating: “a military court protective order issued on an ex parte basis shall restrain a person from possessing, receiving, or otherwise accessing a firearm.” Meaning the accused is not required to receive notice, be advised the order is being obtained or awarded. Nor are they entitled to be present or represented by council on their behalf.
In a nut shell, this is a “red flag” gun confiscation order that would be enforceable against any person subject to the United States Code of Military Justice. Active duty, Reserve, Retirees, Academy Students, Service related disabled Veterans, Members of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Public Health Service, and other organizations, when assigned to and serving with the armed forces as well as those on in-active duty.
Could NOT having read the 1427 page Bill account for the Republicans that voted FOR this Bill? Maybe. For some. That being said, why WOULD you vote for a 1427 page Bill to begin with? The sheer page number alone screams “hidden agenda” and BAD LAW. one would think that would be an AUTOMATIC NO VOTE.
Time to contact your Senators. Let them know your thoughts