MONTGOMERY, AL — Reuters reported on September 10, 2019, that the Democratic-led House Judiciary Committee voted to approve red flag legislation, a high-capacity magazine ban, and legislation that persons convicted of hate crime misdemeanors would be prohibited from possessing firearms. All three measures are now up for consideration by the House. Following that report, Judge Roy Moore (R-AL) released a statement condemning the move in Washington.
“Red flag laws? The same liberals who took prayer and ‘Thou shalt not kill’ from our schools now want to take our 2nd Amendment rights in clear violation of the 5th and 14th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution. James Madison, the chief architect of the Constitution and 4th president of the United States, wisely stated that ‘It is proper to take alarm at the first experiment of our liberties… we revere this lesson too much soon to forget it!.'”
“Congress cannot solve a moral problem!” Judge Moore continued, “‘Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle,’ as George Washington, the father of our Country said centuries before in his farewell address.”
“Let’s ask the Democrats in Congress to pass a ‘red flag law’ forbidding the removal of God from our schools.”
With regard to the tragedy of the destruction on September 11, 2001, Judge Moore also added, “Let us never forget. From Pearl Harbor to the Twin Towers, we will always remember the sacrifice of those who gave their lives that this Nation might live. United we stand, divided we fall. May God be with us.”
Judge Roy Moore is a Republican candidate for the 2020 U.S. Senate race in Alabama. The former Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court is a life-long resident of the state and a committed constitutional conservative that has stood up for liberty and religious freedom his entire career.