By Sean McCardell

Campaign for Liberty Chairman Ron Paul issued the following statement supporting the amendment offered by Senators Brian Schatz (D-HI) and Rand Paul (R-KY) to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2021. The Schatz-Paul Amendment prevents local police departments from obtaining military weapons like grenade launchers, tanks, and armed drones.

“Arming local police officers with the weapons of war encourages them to act like an occupying force and treat American citizens as enemy combatants. This not only leads to incidents of police violating the rights of American citizens but undermines the very foundations of a free society.  Therefore, I am happy that my Campaign for Liberty is working to mobilize grassroots liberty activists in support of the bipartisan Schatz-Paul Amendment prohibiting local police from obtaining offensive military weapons.”

The who oppose the militarization of the police should contact their U.S. Senators and urge them to support the Schatz-Paul Amendment to the NDAA. You can find contact info for your senators here.

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