Privileged Billionaires Are Gunning For Your Second Amendment Rights

Privileged Billionaires Are Gunning For Your Second Amendment Rights

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Source: Olivier Hoslet, Pool Photo via AP Once again, as a result of multiple copycat shootings generated by press coverage, the battle is on to suspend various provisions of the Bill of Rights. At their core, “Red Flag Laws” would allow an angry relative to suspend a gun owner’s Second, Fourth, Fifth, and Fourteenth Amendment rights. It would be as easy as a phone call to a judge alleging that the gun owner was “dangerous.” Following the Dayton shooting, there has been debate about whether the shooter’s pre-2013 high school suspension for a distasteful social media post and conduct as a juvenile would have raised a “red flag.” Like virtually every other shooter, people come out of the woodwork after the fact to say they “knew” the guy would shoot up the place. But, as with virtually every other shooter, this one could have easily had his guns removed if anyone had bothered to use pre-existing law. As it turns out, in Ohio you can be charged with “menacing,” which the state treats as a felony, irrespective of the subject’s intention. If the authorities weren’t willing to charge the shooter under current law, they certainly would not have “red flagged” him. To plug the holes in their argument, gun grabbers are suggesting that a high school suspension and a juvenile’s conduct from eight years ago should be grounds for a red flag order. A disproportionate percentage of suspensions are meted out to minority students. A thoughtful analyst may be […]

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