I’ve heard from multiple sources this week about a pending bill trying to make its way into a vote in the current Congress.
This bill, known as the “Preventing Private Paramilitary Activity Act” was allegedly drawn up in response to the January 6th, 2021 attacks on the U.S. Capital building. Though that incident is a talking point basis, this bill is really part of the momentum by dangerous bureaucrats to further erode freedoms in the United States.
Those pushing this bill are using that incident as evidence that any organized protection efforts not under the direct authority of Governmental oversight is dangerous. That wording is dangerous.
It was wrong for conservatives to follow the models demonstrated by liberal anarchists on 1/6/21, but that is exactly what they did.
To push such a broad-reaching response to it however, changing and adding laws that would even define a volunteer security team as a “private paramilitary organization” is a mistake.
Don’t believe me? Here is the exact definition included in the bill; “…The term ‘private paramilitary organization’ means any group of 3 or more persons associating under a command structure for the purpose of functioning in public or training to function in public as a combat, combat support, law enforcement, or security services unit.”
You think just because your church is private property you aren’t considered public in some cases? Go to church drunk and act up. Then fight charges of public intoxication on the basis you “weren’t in a public place.” Let us know how that pans out for you.
The bill being considered is senate (S.3589 ). The link on the official congressional website for this bill is: https://www.congress.gov/bill/118th-congress/senate-bill/3589/all-info.
Think About it
Every worthy endeavor must eventually be represented at the Capital level. Faith-based security is no exception.
Join the Faith Based Security Network today. If you are already a member of the FBSN but have never been active – get active. With nearly 800 members from all but a small handful of states in America, the FBSN is the national voice of faith-based security operations.
The voice of the private citizen is only forfeited by that person’s choices to not vote and / or not contact their appropriate representatives when they should.
Exercise your rights and contact the appropriate U.S. Senators for your state to let them know (in your own words) if you are opposed to S.3589.