Over the years, the American Bar Association has defended the due process rights of some very unpopular groups, including, enemy combatants, terror suspects, and convicts on death row. The organization also advocates that stringent due process standards be applied to the disposition of positive rights, such as “universal access to healthcare,” and welfare benefits. Such advocacy might give some the false impression that the ABA holds a principled position on due process rights in general. When it comes to the due process rights of gun owners, however, the ABA has abandoned any pretense of principle and adopted the prevailing left-wing orthodoxy.
At the 2017 ABA Annual Meeting, held August 10-13, the ABA House of Delegates adopted Resolution 118B, which “urges state, local, territorial, and tribal governments to enact statutes, rules, or regulations authorizing courts to issue gun violence restraining orders.” Gun violence restraining orders force a gun owner to surrender their firearms to law enforcement, or authorize law enforcement to seize said firearms, absent a disqualifying criminal conviction. NRA has opposed such legislation where introduced because such orders diminish the due process afforded an individual before they are stripped of their Second Amendment rights, and because of these orders’ obvious potential for abuse.
Despite the fact that confiscation of firearms has historically been used to oppress minorities, the ABA still believes it to be a good idea. It’s worth mentioning that this is the same ABA that Breitbart reports as currently trying to “admit illegal aliens to the bar, and another to make courthouses off limits to federal law enforcement so that illegal alien lawyers can feel free to practice law anywhere in the country without risk of deportation.”
It is extremely troubling that the body representing those who are employed to protect the law in America is advocating for a complete upheaval and abolishment of the American legal system. It is obvious that the ABA only cares to infringe on the right of those with whom they disagree which is quite ironic considering the current cries of fascism we continue to hear from the left.
More on this in this week’s podcast. Don’t forget to click here to check out previous episodes as well.