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Pennsylvania Lawmaker Stands His Ground against 'Red Flag' Gun Confiscation

By: DJ Parten

As the hype for “Red Flag” Gun Confiscation continues to grow among Republican lawmakers around the country, Pennsylvania State Rep. Rob Kauffman seems to be standing his ground for the Second Amendment.

Kauffman, as Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, is able to determine what legislation will be considered by the committee, and gun owners were thrilled to hear him declare, “We will not be considering ‘red flag’ in the House Judiciary Committee so long as Chairman Kauffman is chairman.”

“Red Flag” laws allow government agents to confiscate firearms from citizens without due process. In many cases, the government takes away an individual’s guns without a crime being committed and without appointing an attorney.

After hearing that Kauffman said he wouldn’t allow a red flag gun confiscation bill come up for a hearing, the anti-gunners in Pennsylvania were livid!

According to pennlive.com, gun control advocate Shira Goodman responded by saying, “We see those as fighting words, not a final declaration. If that means we’ve got to battle in the Senate or try discharge petitions or try to amend other bills that are moving (to get an extreme risk order bill considered), we’re going to do it.”

House Democrats were also angry with Kauffman for not taking up gun control measures like red flag gun confiscation, universal gun registration, and other infringements.

While Kauffman has declared his unwillingness to hold a hearing on this dangerous legislation, the threat to the Second Amendment is not over.

It is a Republican who is sponsoring red flag gun confiscation in the House, and he is still hopeful that his bill can pass. Rep. Todd Stephens told reporters, “There are a number of different paths a bill can take to the governor’s desk, and there’s a lot of session time left.”

The fight to preserve liberty is alive and well in the Keystone State where our founding fathers first met to discuss our independence.

D.J. Parten is the Executive Director of Florida Gun Rights and the Southeast Regional Director for the National Association for Gun Rights.

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