Murphy Condemns Democrat Attempt to Conceal Red Flag Laws in NDAA

September 23, 2021
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Greg Murphy, M.D. (NC-03) released the following statement in response to House Democrats’ attempt to conceal reprehensible “red flag” laws in the FY2022 National Defense Authorization Act. Red flag laws unlawfully target law-abiding veteran gun owners by stripping away their Second Amendment rights based on legal allegations that lack due process, reasonable suspicion, and probable cause.

“I am outraged that House Democrats are once again trying to conceal unconstitutional red flag laws in the NDAA that could be used to unjustly deprive American servicemembers of their Second Amendment rights,” said Rep. Murphy. “Our national defense bill is a key component of ensuring that our Armed Forces and their families have the resources they need, and it is reprehensible that Democrats are trying to use the NDAA to subvert our veterans’ right to possess a firearm.”

“Fortunately, both Republican and Democrat leadership have publicly assured Congress that this egregious language WILL be removed from the final version of the NDAA. While I support the overall defense legislation as a vital pillar of Eastern North Carolina’s defense footprint and look forward to its passage, I will work tirelessly within conference to ensure that law-abiding veterans’ Second Amendment rights are protected from unlawful federal overreach.”