In the never-ending war on our Second Amendment rights, a Democrat legislature has passed a gun confiscation bill that only requires mere accusations to have your guns taken away.
Unfortunately, this isn’t George Orwell’s 1984. No, instead it’s happening present-day in Connecticut, where lawmakers passed a bill allowing law enforcement to confiscate the guns of men who are merely accused of domestic violence – keyword there is “accused.”
TheBlaze has more on this enraging infringement upon people’s rights without Due Process:
Under the legislation, suspects would have 24 hours after being accused to surrender all firearms.
After nearly three hours of debate, the bill was approved with a 23-13 amid failed attempted by Republicans to amend the bill.
The Connecticut Post explains the intention behind the legislation:
The goal is to protect women from the increased lethality at a critical point in a relationship: when they are trying to leave their abusers. About 14 domestic homicides occur annually in Connecticut, half of which are caused by guns.
While 5,000 temporary restraining orders are issued annually, about half result in permanent orders. The bill, which was approved last week in the House, would require court hearings within seven days and if judges decide against extending the orders, weapons would be returned within five days later. Currently, court hearings are held 14 days later.
Though there was some opposition to the bill due to gun rights concerns, the Post reports “there was little evidence of gun-rights activists in the Capitol on Monday.”
“I do believe we have to honor the Constitution, we have to honor the Second Amendment and we have to honor the rights of individuals,” Republican Sen. Rob Kane said.
Isn’t that something? Granted, everyone takes the safety of abuse victims 100 percent seriously, but in the same breath, we also take the rights of Americans seriously, and without Due Process we cannot be stripped of our rights under the law.
Unfortunately, this is only a start of what the progressive left has planned for our gun rights, especially if Hillary Clinton becomes president and is allowed to make several Supreme Court picks. Once such a precedent is set it becomes impossible to reverse, which means that should such a law be allowed to stand it will only be a matter of time before these tyrants figure out other creative ways to strip people of their rights without convicting them of a crime. Besides, how long do you think it’ll take for this idea to spread in other states?
I don’t know about you, but the thought of losing rights over accusations alone is quite terrifying, especially considering there’s documented cases of women leveling false accusations against men as an act of revenge.