Can you imagine what life would be like without the Bill of Rights guaranteed in our US Constitution? Red Flag Laws, which permit the confiscation of lawfully owned weapons from an individual on the basis of what a person might do, with an emphasis on “might,” are being passed in many states. Consequently, the overwhelming injustices this law has produced give us an indication of what can happen when our rights and liberties are systematically ignored.
In the video, Stephen Nichols, an 84-year-old Korean War Veteran, lost his school crossing guard job, and had his guns confiscated based on a false report from a waitress. The waitress overheard only part of the conversation Nichols was having with his co-worker and mistakenly concluded that he was a danger to the school. Even though Stephen got his job back, he did not get his guns back. According to reports, he does not have the financial means to hire an attorney to clear his name in court and get his property returned to him which could cost approximately $20,000 or more.
The injustice Stephen Nichols suffered is just one of many such “infringements of our Bill of Rights” which have already occurred or will occur across America. Envision this happening to you, your father, your mother, your grandfather, or your uncle?
While the intentions of Red Flag Laws may sound reasonable, the execution of these laws appear to be seriously flawed and unconstitutional. The Bill of Rights is the foundation of our judicial system and it is what separates us from other nations. Most Americans believe that the constitution should not be infringed upon or ignored for political purposes. Since the enactment of Red Flag Laws, serious violations of due process have occurred. Individuals charged have no knowledge of the accusations made against them until the police show up to confiscate their weapons. Additionally, there is no penalty for making fraudulent or vindictive claims.
Case after case has been documented to reveal injustices such as the report of Stephen Nichols featured in the NevadansCAN GoFundMe Campaign video. Hence, an injunction lawsuit was deemed necessary in order to prevent Nevada’s controversial Red Flag Law from going into effect.
The next challenge is to rally Americans across the country to join the effort to raise a legal defense fund of $100,000 or more before January 1, 2020, which is when the law will go into effect. This fund will be used to respond to the expected legal counter arguments from “Anti-Gun and Anti-Bill of Rights” groups.
We must stop the unconstitutional Red Flag Law in Nevada. Join the fight by donating $10, $20, $50 or more today. With your generous donation, together, we can preserve and protect our Bill of Rights here in Nevada and beyond.
We hope we can count on you to help win one for We The People!