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Moore: Same liberals who took prayer from schools want to take Second Amendment rights

Embattled Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore testifies during his ethics trial at the Alabama Court of the Judiciary at the Alabama Judicial Building in Montgomery, Ala., on Wednesday September 28, 2016.

Former Chief Justice Roy Moore condemned red flag laws that allow judges tp order law enforcement to seize the guns of a citizen if their family, a friend, a neighbor, or an acquaintance file a complaint with the court presenting concerns that the individual may be unstable and pose a threat to the community or themselves. Moore, who is a candidate for U.S. Senate, said that the same liberals who took prayers, and the Ten Commandments from our schools are coming after our gun rights.

“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,” said Moore, a U.S. Senate candidate. “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.’”

Moore referenced September 10 votes by the Democratic-led House Judiciary Committee 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.

“Congress cannot solve a moral problem,” 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.” Moore added.

All three measures can now up for consideration by the full House, which is expected to pass them. The bills face a less certain future in the U.S. Senate.

Moore also commented on the tragedy of the destruction and loss of life on Sept. 11, 2001.

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“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,” Moore said. “United we stand, divided we fall. May God be with us.”

Moore ran for Senate in 2017, but he lost the in the special general election to former U.S. Attorney Doug Jones.

In addition to Moore, businessman Stanley Adair, former Auburn football Coach Tommy Tuberville, Congressman Bradley Byrne and State Rep. Arnold Mooney are running for the Republican nomination for the Senate seat currently held by Jones.

Jones recently launched his re-election campaign in Birmingham stressing a “One-Alabama” theme.

Brandon Moseley is a former reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter.

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