Rep. Matthew Cartwright (D-PA) introduced U.S. House Appropriations Bill 4505, otherwise known as the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2022. While the bill's title sounds pretty pedestrian, its contents however are not. Appropriations bills are massive spending and funding bills that determine how the Federal government allocates money.
Within this appropriations bill lies provisions of major concern. Within the body of the bill is a call for $40,000,000 of taxpayer money to go towards "an incentivization program for red flag and gun licensing laws. Apparently, it is the opinion of some in Congress that they need $40 million to trample on the due process rights of their constituents. As if that weren't bad enough, there is an additional $10,000,000 allocated to "a pilot program for gun buyback and relinquishment".
And that isn't the end of it, H.R. 4350 (FY22 National Defense Authorization Act) has funding for Military Court Gun Confiscation Orders, gun confiscation directed at those serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. These orders lack even the barest HINT of due process! Military Court Gun Confiscation Orders would “restrain a person from possessing, receiving, or otherwise accessing a firearm.”
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