Roy Moore condemns red flag laws

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FILE- In this Aug. 15, 2017, file photo, former Alabama Chief Justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore speaks to supporters in Montgomery, Ala. Alabama Sen. Luther Strange on Tuesday, Aug. 29, launched his first salvo against challenger Roy Moore in the contentious Senate race, calling Moore a hypocrite “who has spent 40 years putting […]

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WIAT) — Alabama judge Roy Moore slammed red flag laws that were passed by the Democratic-led House Judiciary Committee Tuesday.

“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,” Moore said in a press release.

The House Judiciary Committee voted to approve red flag legislation, a high capacity magazine ban and legislation the people convicted of hate crime misdemeanors would be prohibited from owning firearms.

The bills passed come in the wake of mass shootings across the United States. Democrats say the bills would help prevent these shootings while Republicans say the bills hinder citizens from protecting themselves.

“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.”

Moore is running for a senate seat in Alabama against incumbent Doug Jones in 2020.

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