(RestoreAmericanGlory.com) – Gun Rights activists and Republicans have argued that the Biden administration had illegally given federal funds to states that would not qualify under a program aiming to promote “red flag laws.”
In 2022 Congress passed the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act following the mass shootings in Uvalde, Texas, and Buffalo, New York. The law was meant to act as an incentive for states to pass their own gun control laws, also referred to as “red flag” laws. These would allow members of the public and law enforcement to file with the court a civil order that would temporarily suspend a person from being allowed to have access to firearms out of fear that the person might use the firearm for violence.
However, gun rights advocates were quick to state that they were concerned about how this incentive could potentially harm the Second Amendment. Congress also set requirements that would allow states to receive federal grants for implementing red-flag laws that included certain measures.
In a letter sent to Attorney General Merrick Garland, Rep. Alex Mooney, R-W.Va., and Sen. Roger Marshall, R-Kan., have stated that some of the states that received federal funds under this legislation did not meet the requirements that had been set forth. The letter further points out that the Biden administration had ignored Congress’ requests for information about at least eight territories and states who had gained access to federal funds despite not enforcing any red flag laws.
The letter was signed by 26 House Representatives and seven Republican Senators. As the lawmakers wrote the Justice Department seems to have “weaponized the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act” in order to provide unlawfully funds to states that did not have “ ‘red flag’ laws” while also bribing pro-gun states to adopt firearm confiscation laws.
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