Perhaps it is fitting that the proposed SORNA regulations, which were dormant for more than a year, have resurfaced during the week before Halloween. That is because the proposed regulations can be viewed as a creature often reported to be seen on Halloween, that is, a vampire.
Vampires come in many shapes and sizes. For example, there are vampire bats which are small in size but are capable of killing much larger animals, even humans. There is also Count Dracula, a vampire, who may or may not have lived, but is often represented by young children in costumes on Halloween.
Unlike Count Dracula, the threat of the proposed SORNA regulations is real and its prey includes almost one million people who are currently registered as well as many more who are no longer registered. And the potential prey of the SORNA regulations extends to additional millions of people who are registrants’ family members.
The specific threats of the proposed SORNA regulations have been described and will continue to be described in articles posted on the ACSOL website. Therefore, they will not be described in this column.
Instead, the focus of this column is upon hope and the potential to defeat Count Dracula, that is, the proposed SORNA regulations for once and for all.
What do I mean by that? We currently have an opportunity to flood the U.S. Department of Justice with phone calls, emails and letters demanding that Attorney General Merrick Garland reject the proposed SORNA regulations.
Can you imagine what would happen if the Attorney General and/or the U.S. Department of Justice heard from millions of people who are demanding rejection of the proposed SORNA regulations? Surely our voices would be heard.
This is the time like no other to Show Up – Stand Up – Speak Up! Call the U.S. Department of Justice and leave a message for Attorney General Garland. Then send them an email and a letter.
How much time would it take for you to perform these three simple tasks? My guess is an hour or less. Is your freedom and/or the freedom of your family member worth an hour of your time? Only you can make that decision.