Kirsters Baish| The House introduced a new piece of legislation called the “Unmasking Antifa Act of 2018.” It carries with it a possible 15-year prison term for anyone who is found to have engaged in any activity or behavior associated with the “Antifa” extremist movement.
The act states that anyone who is “wearing a mask” or is dressed in a disguise and “injures, oppresses, threatens, or intimidates any person… in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege” could face a fine or possibly 15 years in prison.
The bill was introduced last month, however, it was highly publicized this past Tuesday when far right personality Mike Cernovich pushed his Twitter following to call their local representatives and “let them know what you think” about the new piece of legislation.
Call the United States Capitol switchboard
– (202) 224-3121
Let them know what you think about the Unmasking Antifa Act, which would hold far left wing terrorist groups to the same standards as the KKK and other groups.
– Call (202) 224-3121 https://t.co/Qq8FIMw8NN
— Mike Cernovich ?? (@Cernovich) July 10, 2018
Introducing the "Unmasking Antifa Act" from the House Judiciary Committee, an amendment to Civil Rights law that carries a potential 15-year prison sentence. https://t.co/ncMijzjMxy pic.twitter.com/Y13EbNXLS2
— Jack Smith IV (@JackSmithIV) July 10, 2018
Liberal Antifa activists generally wear some kind of disguise or mask, and now have made nationwide news due to violent acts.
Republican Representative from New York, Dan Donovan, introduced the bill. It is co-sponsored by GOP Representative Pete King of New York, Representative Paul Gosar of Arizona, and Representative Ted Budd from North Carolina.
The bill is sitting in the hands of the House Judiciary Committee.
The Gateway Pundit reported that the piece of legislation places Antifa in the same group as their Democrat “cousins” in the KKK.
The Gateway Pundit writes:
The Unmasking Antifa bill was introduced by the House Judiciary Committee today as an amendment to the the Civil Rights law that carries a 15-year prison sentence.
The law puts Antifa into the same category as their Democrat cousins in the KKK.
The great irony about a law designed to unmask antifa is that of the 18 states that have anti-masking laws, the majority were written into law in the mid-20th century to unmask the KKK.
But in the 21st Century, these laws are used largely as a pretext to round up or arrest Leftist protesters. In April, police in Georgia used a law designed to fight the KKK to arrest almost a dozen people fighting members of the KKK. — via Jack Smith
Mike Cernovich and Jack Posobiec are calling on conservatives to urge their lawmaker to support the bill.
It’s good to see our government taking steps toward ensuring that Antifa activists see justice for their violent actions. Just take a look at the Fox News report of one Antifa activist who was ordered to pay a student $11,000 in damages after violently attacking him: