Congressman Marshall's support of HR 838 TAP act
What is HR 838? The TAP Act is a Republican-submitted and massively Democratic-supported bill for a national level Red Flag law, and it is co-sponsored by Congressman Roger Marshall, though he is yet to publicly announce much less acknowledge that he has done so. This Act mandates the Secretary of Homeland Security to establish a Joint Behavioral Threat Assessment and Management Task Force, the same unconstitutional elements that you find in current state-legislated red flags being enforced in places, such as Florida, California and Washington state.
This task force's mission is to “identify individuals who are exhibiting patterns of concerning behavior” and create a power to control those people on a federal and local level. The issue? the act contains no clear definition of “concerning behavior.” As a matter of fact, the Act relies upon the Task Force (24 non-elected bureaucrats) to first DEFINE “concerning behavior.”
We can debate whether red flag law on its face, violates the 4th, 5th, 6th and 8th Amendments. My question is, if Congressman Marshall had faith in his sponsorship of this bill, why doesn't he publicly state its merits? Come on, Congressman, be on record that you support this bill despite your claims of being a champion for the 2nd Amendment.
Charles Cherry, Wakefield