House Bill 222 would allow an individual’s family members or law enforcement to petition the court for an ex parte restraining order if they consider the individual to be a danger to themselves or others simply because the individual owns, possesses or purchases a firearm. Under this bill, an ex parte order would be issued by a judge based solely on a brief, unsubstantiated affidavit made by a petitioner and absent any input made by the individual on which the order is targeted. If enacted, this legislation would require the respondent to transfer or relinquish their firearms, or show proof that their firearms are inaccessible. If requested, all firearms would be immediately seized by law-enforcement. This legislation is ripe for abuse by individuals that disagree with the Second Amendment, and the mere insinuation that gun ownership makes you a danger to yourself or others is offensive and insulting. Again, House Bill 222 could be considered as early as tomorrow. Please contact your state Representative and immediately urge them to OPPOSE House Bill 222.
June 14th is the day we recognize the adoption of our glorious banner of liberty, it is Flag Day. It is also the Army Birthday. 242 years of armed Americans standing up against oppression. They were able to do so because they had their own weapons. On this hallowed day, the gun grabbers in the Delaware House of Representatives are holding a hearing on House Bill 222 which the NRA describes this way.