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Red Flag Laws are a Direct Violation of Our American Rights

Members are back on the Hill and Democrats are taking advantage of the tragic shootings to draft and attempt to pass legislation that would erode the Second Amendment. One of those bills will call for federal red flag laws, which would allow the government to confiscate firearms from citizens who haven’t been charged with a felony or been involuntarily committed to a mental facility. Depending on the state, family members, teachers, co-workers and/or law enforcement can petition to the court that a gun owner is unfit to be a gun owner. As former Senator Jim DeMint puts it, abuse of power is inevitable if red flag laws blanket the country. Jim ...

Hong Kong is a Reminder of Why Our Own Rights Matter

The First Amendment and the Second Amendment: why do they matter so much? Sometimes, we take for granted the rights we grew up with; the rights that make America a haven for liberty. In Hong Kong, protesters are fighting for democratic reform and for complete separation from China, a nation that prides itself as an oppressive state. Thousands have been gathering in the streets of Hong Kong to protest, and the Chinese Army responds with a promotional video showing Hong Kong troops how to “de-escalate” protests, including depicted snipers aiming their rifles at protesters. "The people of Hong Kong want to protect our freedom, our freedom of ...