SD: Hold the Line! Halt the Red Flag Bill in Committee!

Patriots, you demonstrated your commitment to the cause of liberty by contacting the House Judiciary Committee to report the Second Amendment Preservation Act, H.B. 1173, out of committee on February 8th.

However, in a blatant demonstration of their disdain for our God-given rights, the socialist cabal within the South Dakota Legislature have introduced H.B. 1227 Extreme Risk Protection Orders, also known as “Red Flag Laws.”

H.B. 1227 will allow angry relatives or former boyfriend/girlfriends, a disgruntled neighbor, or other persons related by consanguinity or affinity to petition a court, in an ex parte hearing, to strip you of your Second Amendment rights. The grounds for these orders are nothing but a list of unsubstantiated allegations that establish a reasonable fear of future dangerous acts.

Within the American tradition of ordered liberty, a court, or other governmental body, cannot strip away God-given rights simply because, in doing so, it has complied with due process. As a citizen of These United States, you have the constitutionally enumerated right to “keep and bear arms” regardless of whether the government or discriminating individuals within your community considers it suitable for a particular person to own arms.

The Framers never intended for the government to have the power to prevent future crime. Our government has limited powers that are clearly listed within the Federal Compact and the South Dakota State Constitution. Both of these documents serve as powerful legal obstacles against the machinations of those who wish to strip us of our natural rights.

Our rights are not only self-evidently true, but also, they are endowments to all humanity equally by our Creator. That timeless truth is such, regardless of whether the infringing misconduct is instigated by a lawless individual or by the actions of an unjust government. Moreover, the promise of “due process” holds no meaningful safeguards when those overseeing the application of justice have a blatant disrespect for the nation’s First Principles and the Rule of Law.

If we wish to have a rebirth of liberty within this nation, we must passionately strive to safeguard these cherished gifts from our Creator so that future generations of Americans may enjoy the blessing of liberty. That effort begins with the Sovereign States adhering to their mandate to defend the liberties of their citizens by opposing unconstitutional laws that infringe upon our rights.

That’s why GOA needs your help to ensure that we get as many South Dakotans as possible to contact the Judiciary Committee urging them to oppose H.B. 1227!

The Judiciary Committee hearing takes place on February 13th at 10:00 AM in Room 413.

Patriots, make every effort to attend the hearing if you are able to do so!

Please contact these legislators right away demanding they defend liberty by opposing the Red Flag legislation!