Earlier today, our Communist, America-hating Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Universal Background Checks and Mandatory Firearms Storage into law for Michigan.
In the days ahead, we’ll break down what that means for Michiganders and what options we have to fight these tyrannical laws.
But right now, we still have a massive fight on our hands and if we give up, they’ll pass FAR MORE gun control!
Just today Whitmer said at her press conference, “buckle up, we’re going to continue this work!”
What she’s talking about is Red Flag Gun Confiscation laws, which would DESTROY due-process for gun owners in Michigan!
That’s why we need every gun owner in this state to STAND and FIGHT with the Michigan Firearms Association!
More on that below.
WHAT RED FLAG LAWS DO:
If enacted, ‘Red Flag Gun Seizure Orders’ would allow virtually anyone to make a claim that you are a danger to yourself or someone else and ask a judge to order you stripped of your firearms.
The amount of room for abuse in this process should have every gun owner in Michigan alarmed.
Consider the following:
- These gun seizure orders will be issued before you have been convicted, or even charged, with anything!A gun owner with absolutely no criminal background of any kind can have his firearms seized before he ever sets foot in a courtroom. You would have more due process rights in traffic court than you would in defending your constitutional right to keep and bear arms.
- The hearing that determines whether or not to strip you of your firearms happen in secret!Known as ex-parte proceedings, these hearings take place in your absence. You will have no ability to question your accuser, provide your own evidence, or testify in your own defense.In fact, the first time you will be made aware of this is when law enforcement officers come to your home to seize your firearms.
- The mere fact that you recently purchased a firearm or any ammunition constitutes evidence that can be used against you!In many drafted Red Flags bills, under the list of ‘evidence’ that the court can consider in deciding to disarm you is the ‘recent acquisition of a firearm, ammunition, or other weapons.’So just buying a firearm or a box of .22’s could be enough for a judge to order you stripped of your firearms.
Every gun owner in the state knows someone who has gone through a bad divorce; maybe you’ve gone through that misery yourself.
Can you imagine what an angry ex-spouse could do to you if Michigan enacts this legislation? How about a neighbor who doesn’t like your MFA bumper sticker?
The risk to gun owners is ENDLESS!
That’s why my goal is to generate a MOUNTAIN of petitions in opposition to the Red Flag Gun Confiscation bill before it lands on Whitmer’s desk!
But I need your help!
First, please sign the petition that we’ve prepared and submit it back to us right away. This will make sure that your legislators know where you stand on this important issue.
Second, please agree to your most generous contribution so that we can get the word out to as many gun owners as possible about this and get them involved!
Your generosity will help us crank up the heat now, before the bill is passed.
You see, Whitmer may have signed gun control bills today, but continuing to push more and more gun control gets to be difficult for the slim Democrat majorities in Lansing.
Not every Democrat wants to spend ALL session passing gun control! So if we can mount enough pressure, we may stop them from taking even more of our rights away!
Thank you for all your help and I’ll keep you updated on the bill!
Michigan Firearms Association