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Lindsey Graham says Republicans and Democrats can come together on ‘red flag’ gun confiscation legislation

March 10, 2019

  Lindsey Graham’s Senate Judiciary Committee is going to hold a hearing later this month on gun control legislation and according to this story the Senator from South Carolina supports expanding background checks and the focus of this hearing will be gun confiscation in “red flag” cases. Here is more:

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Wednesday that the Senate Judiciary Committee, which he leads, will hold a hearing on March 26 on gun control laws.

The senator told CNN that the hearing will likely focus on “red flag” laws, which give authorities increased ability to confiscate guns from individuals deemed dangerous by a court. He said he did not believe witnesses for the hearing have yet been selected. 

“We’re trying to drive states to create these laws with certain guidelines to make sure they actually work but to let the states deal with this issue but to incentivize them to do so,” Graham told CNN.

The March 26 Senate hearing will take place roughly a month after the House approved legislation that would extend the review period for background checks on firearm purchases, as well as a bill that would require all gun sellers to conduct background checks on firearm buyers.

“I haven’t really looked at the House package, but this is, to me, the area where we can come together,” Graham told CNN of the “red flag” hearing.

  There you have it, according to Lindsey Graham Republicans and Democrats can come together on gun control legislation which will allow the confiscation of firearms before any crime has been committed.

  “Red flag” legislation sounds reasonable on the surface but it should send up a red flag of its own. As I stated above, we are talking about confiscating weapons from people who have not committed a crime. That is bad enough, but on top of that there is the issue of a person’s motive for reporting another individual. This would be ripe for abuse by people with a personal vendetta against another person, a disgruntled lover, or even a coworker. The list goes on and on.

  And to be honest with you I do not trust Donald Trump on this issue, I believe this is the type of gun control legislation he will support.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. petermc3 permalink
    March 10, 2019 11:47 pm

    Democrats, once again the masters of incrementalism.

    Liked by 1 person

    • March 11, 2019 5:08 am

      That’s right, you cannot let them have anything because that will just be the beginning and they are never satisfied.

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