Sen. Julia Ratti’s SB 387, which would allow any law enforcement officer (whether you have ever met them or not) or immediate family member to request a secret court hearing to decide if you should have your firearms rights taken from you, has been amended and passed out of committee.
The sponsors claim that recent amendments to the bill should satisfy any objections (the final amended version has yet to be published), but what we heard in committee didn’t change our stance one bit.
They just slapped lipstick on a pig.
It still creates a system of secret gun confiscation hearings where you cannot defend yourself!
In addition to relying on hearsay evidence in a secret hearing to determine whether one should be deprived of their fundamental rights, the bill does nothing to address any mental health issues a person may have.
If a person’s family members or a law enforcement officer think they pose a danger to themselves or others, shouldn’t they be offered help instead of just having a SWAT team kick in their door to take away their guns? As one legislator said at the hearing:
There’s no help for someone’s mental condition under this. We’re just simply taking their firearms away.
We will update you again when we have more information, but it’s important that lawmakers hear from you now.
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