Congressman Madison Cawthorn (R-N.C.) announced plans to introduce legislation to prohibit the U.S. military code from placing restrictions on servicemembers’ right to bear firearms.
The bill, entitled the Protect Gun Rights Act, targets Democrat efforts to strip servicemembers’ rights to keep and bear arms through red flag laws.
“Democrats have no right to dictate to our servicemembers, the most patriotic and dedicated Americans among us, when or how they exercise their Second Amendment rights,” said Cawthorn on Friday.
“Our military needs to be funded, built up and defended, but Democrats want to, instead, disarm our servicemembers. This is an outrageous action and I will defend their right to keep and bear arms.”
The North Carolina congressman’s legislation would prohibit Democrats from stripping Second Amendment rights away from U.S. servicemembers. Cawthorn argues that Democrats have repeatedly sought to strip due process rights from members of the military and inhibit their ability to exercise liberties guaranteed to them under the Constitution.
“No lawmaker is above the U.S. Constitution,” he stated. “There can be no defense of America if we do not take swift action to stop the radical left from inhibiting the most basic rights from those who serve our country so bravely.”
The bill is set to be introduced as soon as the U.S. House of Representatives reconvenes.