Massie Lambasts New Biden Gun Control Policy

Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) criticized the Biden White House over the weekend in a post on X, formerly Twitter, for the administration’s new “federal red flag center” that would allow U.S. judges to order citizens to surrender their guns. Red flag center refers to red flag laws that allow judges to do this in an ex parte proceeding without due process for the accused.

The Kentucky congressman referred to the new policy, announced out of the blue by Vice President Kamala Harris and the U.S. Justice Department (DOJ), as “evil.”

“What the hell is this evil? A Federal Red Flag center; We did not authorize this. Announced, of course, just hours after the omnibus passes,” Massie wrote on X Saturday.

Massie pointed out that Congress did not authorize a federal red flag center, meaning that the administration may have overstepped its constitutional authority to stay busy and throw more red meat out to the rank-and-file voters in an election year. In addition, Massie seemed irked that the White House waited until the omnibus bill passed to announce it.

One conservative X user responded, “Those in power have discarded [their] oath, continually spitting in the face of Americans, and treading all over the Constitution. They hate the U.S. Constitution because its sole purpose is antithetical to their agenda: to govern government and protect our rights. Power now replaces public service.”

Vice President Kamala Harris appeared in Florida on Saturday, where she touted the Biden administration program to give “training and technical assistance” to federal employees “responsible for implementing laws designed to keep guns out of the hands of people who pose a threat to themselves or others.”

The DOJ announced the new National Extreme Risk Protection Order (ERPO) Resource Center (the Center) in a press release.

“ERPO laws, which are modeled off domestic violence protection orders, create a civil process allowing law enforcement, family members (in most states), and medical professionals or other groups (in some states) to petition a court to temporarily prohibit someone at risk of harming themselves or others from purchasing and possessing firearms,” the statement said.