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Friday, August 18, 2017

ABA Backs Gun Confiscation Without Due Process

The fact that the American Bar Association (ABA) has a committee named the Standing Committee on Gun Violence should make this week’s news not too surprising. On Tuesday, the ABA House of Delegates passed a resolution that would support courts issuing restraining orders enabling law enforcement to confiscate guns—without due process—from the individual targeted by the order.

The petitioner must provide evidence that another person poses a serious threat to himself or others for the order to be granted. In addition to having all firearms seized, the subject of the restraining order would be prohibited from obtaining a firearm while under the order.

The ABA has previously made its pro-gun-control stance clear. On its website, the group states that it doesn't believe the Second Amendment should be an impediment to “reasonable measures” such as “regulations limiting what persons can buy or possess guns.” Now, they also seem to be fine with infringing on the Fifth Amendment along with the Second.