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Luetkemeyer, Colleagues Demand Removal of Red Flag Law from NDAA

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) and 160 House Republicans sent a letter to the Chairmen and Ranking Members of the House and Senate Armed Services Committees, urging the full removal of a “red flag” provision in H.R. 4350, the House National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) during the conference committee process.

“The right to bear arms is such an integral part of our nation’s framework that our Founding Fathers found it necessary to make it the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution,” said Luetkemeyer. “Having the ability to protect your property, your family and yourself is a fundamentally American right that I firmly believe in, and I will continue to be a strong defender of the Second Amendment in Congress.”

The letter expresses deep concern that if Sec. 529 of the NDAA were to be enacted, the Second Amendment rights of U.S. military servicemembers would be violated by allowing military judges and magistrates to issue military court gun confiscation orders. Such orders could be issued on an ex parte basis, without the servicemember even being present in court to defend themselves. 

Full text of the letter can be found HERE.