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On Saturday we told you about all three Republicans from Iowa in the US House of Representatives voting for a bill that will require young women to register for the draft whether they want to or not.

But gun-rights advocates also share some heartburn over the legislation.

Under the National Defense Authorization Act, those beholden to the U.S. Code of Military Justice could be issued a “military court protective order” by a military judge or a magistrate. Such an order would make possessing, receiving or otherwise accessing a firearm illegal.

“A military court protective order issued on an ex parte basis shall restrain a person from possessing, receiving, or otherwise accessing a firearm; and a military court protective order issued after the person to be subject to the order has received notice and opportunity to be heard on the order, shall restrain such person from possessing, receiving, or otherwise accessing a firearm in accordance with section 922 of title 18,” SEC. 529 of H.R. 4350 states.

Representatives Ashley Hinson, Mariannette Miller-Meeks and Randy Feenstra all voted for the bill.
Feenstra was criticized throughout his primary campaign against Congressman Steve King for accepting $100,000 in help from Main Street PAC, which has a priority of passing Red Flag gun laws.
Miller-Meeks released the following statement about the NDAA:

“Ensuring that our military is properly equipped is one of Congress’ top priorities. This bipartisan bill provides top-of-the-line weapons and equipment, increases servicemember pay by 2.7%, and provides $25 billion more in funding over the President’s budget request,” said Miller-Meeks. “I was pleased to see provisions I fought for were included in this package, including my bipartisan Veterans in Parks Act, my DHS Medical Countermeasures Act, the Global War on Terrorism Memorial Location Act, continuing to investigate the origins of COVID-19, and holding the Administration accountable for the disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan. I look forward to working with my colleagues to get this legislation to the President’s desk.”

Hinson said the following:

“I proudly supported the FY22 NDAA–a strong and prepared U.S. military is key to the safety and security of Iowa families.

“This legislation bolsters our national defense as we face growing security threats around the globe, provides an overdue pay-raise for our troops, strengthens efforts against the Chinese Communist Party, and provides funding for counterterrorism efforts in Afghanistan. 

“With extreme partisanship so often getting in the way of important legislation, I’m glad Republicans and Democrats could work together to support our troops with a strong NDAA. It remains a top priority that our military has the resources necessary to defend our country against growing threats around the world.”

Author: Jacob Hall