Red flag laws won't stop mass shootings - ending gun-free zones will

Red flag laws won’t stop mass shootings – ending gun-free zones will

Gun Rights

Red flag laws won’t stop mass shootings – ending gun-free zones will Former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel once said , "You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. And what I mean by that is an opportunity to do things that you think you could not do before." True to that statement, many emotionally-charged politicians — including President Trump , Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), and Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas)— are now calling for so-called "red flag" laws . Also known as “Extreme Risk Protection Orders” (ERPOs), these laws allow for the confiscation of firearms without due process; this is unconstitutional and goes against the very fabric of our Republic, eroding both due process and a person’s natural right to self-defense. Red flag laws have already been abused in various states and cases, having been passed in 17 states and Washington, D.C. since 1999. If passed at the federal level, it will be another blow toward our liberty, much like the indefinite detention provisions of the 2012 NDAA, warrantless wiretapping of the PATRIOT Act, metadata collection by the NSA, and the expansion of the unconstitutional FISA courts. People should also be concerned that red flag laws will be used to target political adversaries and used against anyone that government officials may disagree with. President Trump, of all people, should know what it feels like to be wrongly targeted, as both the FBI and FISA courts were used against him when he ran for office. That being said, it’s […]

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