Back in February 14, 2019, Gun Owners of America sent a newsletter out to its members praising liberty conservative Senator Rand Paul for voting against Attorney General William Barr during his nomination process.
According to the GOA report, the Senate narrowly voted 54-45 to confirm Barr as Attorney General.
It also noted that “Most Democrats voted against him, primarily because he was a Trump nominee.”
Similarly, every Republican except for Rand Paul voted for Barr. GOA congratulated Paul for voting against Barr which “demonstrated his unwavering commitment to the U.S. Constitution.”
Throughout the nomination process, GOA was working with Paul to get Barr on the record on issues such as red flag gun confiscation orders.
Thanks to grassroots pressure and the inside work that Paul put in, Barr was able to concede that ““front-end due process” would be necessary for any Gun Confiscation Orders that he would push — a position that was an apparent retreat from his earlier stance.”
Fast forward to the present, the El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio mass shootings have rocked the entire nation. As a result, Republicans left and right are now strongly considering red flag confiscation orders as a “solution” to gun violence.
However, this development did not happen overnight. Back in January, Barr told the Senate Judiciary Committee that “advancing ERPOs was “the single most important” action Congress could take when dealing with gun control.”
Many gun owners were not aware of this at the time, but Rand Paul stood out of from the rest and continues to do so as one of the most pro-liberty elected officials in Washington D.C.