Friday, August 7, 2020

Veteran Reveals Defense Spending Bill Hides Anti-Gun Provision

Dan McKnight, an Afghan war combat vet, never questioned the necessity of fighting terrorism abroad. 

He became disillusioned with the nation-building strategy pursued by Washington bureaucrats and hated the idea of America’s warrior class quietly shouldering the burden of an endless, politically unwinnable war.

That realization was the catalyst that sparked Dan’s healthy skepticism of government and led to his support for President Trump. That skepticism has now culminated in his blowing the whistle on the latest defense spending bill, which reportedly includes a red flag gun control provision that would strip U.S. military veterans of their constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms.

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Dumping gunpowder on this political powderkeg is the fact that House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney (R-WY) is a leading sponsor for this latest iteration of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

The World Tribune reports:

Dan McKnight, founder of the Bring Our Troops Home veterans’ organization, said on the July 28 Washington Exposé podcast that the provision buried deep within the NDAA would deny veterans the right to own firearms in the event they are treated for a mental illness.

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“It has no business being codified in the NDAA as it creates a template and precedent for other national red-flag laws. The military is already subject to the Lautenberg Amendment and UCMJ which gives commanders the authority to act in response to real domestic violence threats or accusations. The addition of red flag language in the NDAA is a dangerous and radical move to the left and will eventually lead to civilian enactment of similar laws.”

The provision, the hosts said, is on page 343 of the bill, H.R. 6395, which authorizes Department of Defense appropriations for fiscal year 2021.

“This is not about gun control. It’s about people control,” McKnight said.

It’s no exaggeration to say that the fight brewing between McKnight and Cheney could mold the Republican Party’s very soul in the post-Trump era. Whether the GOP returns to the tenets of neoconservatism or commits to our nation’s founding principles remains to be seen.

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Vladilyich
Vladilyich
7 days ago

Cheney’s undoubtedly see her father with a gun and wants him flagged with good reason. It’s time somebody put a leash on him.

Bob L.
Bob L.
7 days ago

Liz Chaney (Rino-WY) possibly as big a globalist as her dad.

Omega 2
7 days ago

GUESS OUR CONSTITUTION MEANS NOTHING TO THESE RABID ANTI GUN IDIOTS! ” SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED ” MEANS JUST THAT, YOU CANNOT REVERSE NOR REVISE GUN CONTROL PERIOD!

Joe in Texas
Joe in Texas
7 days ago

Vote this RINO OUT!!! Surely, WY can find someone decent to take her place.

Jojodmonkey
Jojodmonkey
7 days ago

This can’t be tolerated! This bill must be vetoed and Cheney should be thrown out of office!

Ron Hopkins
Ron Hopkins
7 days ago

Cheney wants gun control red flag laws? What the hell is this shit!!! Her office is going to hear from me ! This bitch should change her last name to Romney! Nuff said!

Erwin Paul
Erwin Paul
7 days ago

why is cheney considered a republican when she always votes and sides with democrats

A. D Roberts
7 days ago

Never like any of the Cheneys. Had lots of doubts about Liz. She verified that she should be removed from ofice.

Fire21
Fire21
7 days ago

I’ve mostly liked Liz’s stand on most topics, but she’s waaaayyy off base on this one. C’mon Liz, 2A specifically says “Shall NOT…”

Guy
Guy
7 days ago

I am not a lawyer, but after reading the section of the bill cited, it is my opinion that the bill provides due process for a the accused. Restraining orders are relatively common in this country, and I have no problem with them as long as the accused is provided due process.

frank brown
frank brown
6 days ago
Reply to  Guy

The PROBLEM is that ‘RULE OF LAW” is IGNORED by red flag laws, PERIOD! Try to catch up!

tommy moyer
tommy moyer
2 days ago
Reply to  frank brown

agreed

frank brown
frank brown
6 days ago

Hey lizzie, you can stuff your red flag laws WAY up where the sun don’t shine, PERIOD!

Joe Field
Joe Field
4 days ago

Cheney is no different from her dad, another big” rino” that can’t be trusted, and needs to be removed from her position, before she does more damage, that can’t be undone. She hates the president, like most rinos, she needs to go.

Alan
Alan
2 days ago

How did your congressional representative vote on this monstrosity, the firearms related portion, Section 542, HR 6395. By the way, the senate passed it’s version, S 4049, without the offending section. When were you last in contact with either of the above, your congressional representative and or U.S.Senator on any matter of concern to you. Not recently, how come?

tommy moyer
tommy moyer
2 days ago

i think anyone who is trying to control our us veterans needs to be jailed if not for their service we wouldn’t be debating any of this

Alan
Alan
1 day ago

The sour clause in the House passed version, Section 542, HR 6395 has been widely mentioned in a number of discussions. The Senate passed version, S 4049 does not include the offending section. No doubt, some bargaining will take place, and gun owners need to contact their congress persons and senators regarding eliminating the offending section, or so it seems to me.

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