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Rep. Jordan to Investigate Biden's Red Flag Law Center

By    |   Thursday, 28 March 2024 03:57 PM EDT

Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, opened an investigation on Thursday into the recently announced National Extreme Risk Protection Order Resource Center, Breitbart reported.

Last Saturday, the Justice Department announced an initial funding of $750 million for the center which aims to "provide our partners across the country with valuable resources to keep firearms out of the hands of individuals who pose a threat to themselves or others," said Attorney General Merrick Garland. 

Jordan, chair of the House Judiciary Committee, addressed his letter to Cassandra Crifasi and Joshua Horwitz, co-founders of the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Violence Solutions in which he stated, "The committee has serious concerns about the infringement on due process and Second Amendment rights that red flag or extreme risk protection order laws enable."

To highlight the many ways in which red flag laws can be abused, Jordan cited the ease in which individuals can petition a court.

"For example, in Hawaii, a former roommate or even a disgruntled employee can file for an extreme risk protection order. In California, a former roommate, employee, a former girlfriend or even someone in a 'dating relationship' with an individual is able to file a petition for an extreme risk protection order," Jordan said.

Jordan concluded his letter by citing five elements that he needs answers on by April 11, which include oversight of funds, clarification as to how the center will penalize abuse of the program, and all documents and communication between "DOJ employees and Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Violence Solutions employees referring or relating to National Extreme Risk Protection Order Resource Center."

James Morley III

James Morley III is a writer with more than two decades of experience in entertainment, travel, technology, and science and nature. 

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Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, opened an investigation on Thursday into the recently announced National Extreme Risk Protection Order Resource Center, Breitbart reported.
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