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Donald Trump voices support for ‘red flag’ gun control laws

August 5, 2019

 So-called “red flag” gun control laws have been in the works for quite awhile with the support of Republicans like Lindsey Graham, who mentioned pushing for them back in March before dropping it while waiting for–or orchestrating–the next opportunity.

Well that opportunity is here and now Donald Trump is on board with passing legislation which would allow the confiscation of weapons before a person has committed a crime. Here is more:

Trump voiced support for “Red Flag laws, also known as Extreme Risk Protection Orders.” He explained, “We must make sure that those judged to pose a grave risk to public safety do not have access to firearms and that, if they do, those firearms can be taken through rapid due process.”

  The President and Lindsey Graham are not alone on this and it looks like this might have some legs.  “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.

  America’s Watchtower has been questioning Donald Trump’s Second Amendment credentials since before he was elected. When Donald Trump did his Barack Obama impression and banned bump stocks using his pen and his phone most people did not bat an eye because bump stocks were a novelty item and most people never use them, but some of us saw this as a warning sign. I hope people are paying attention now…

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8 Comments leave one →
  1. peter3nj permalink
    August 5, 2019 7:19 pm

    This will be the first of many red flags down the road to perdition. How about red flags for drivers-take away the car; red flags for parents-take away the children; red flags for drinking-take away the booze…. on and on. We have a “conservative POTUS who can’t or has been advised not to see the forest for the trees so what should we expect as we, not incrementally anymore, move towards our socialist evolution.

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    • August 6, 2019 5:18 am

      I think we are already seeing the red flag with parenting and it is going to get worse for those parents who refuse to give into the whole new trans-normative agenda.

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  2. August 6, 2019 7:00 am

    I just comment, it wasn’t just banning the sale of bump stocks, but confiscation. I only say that to show it’s in his DNA to “take.” I am sure his daughter and son-in-law have a bug in his ear.

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    • August 6, 2019 6:55 pm

      Yeah, the confiscation part was the most bothersome and I think you are also right about his daughter and her husband. I am very worried about what I am hearing now.

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  3. August 7, 2019 2:46 am

    the passage of red flag laws will be Fort Sumter in slow motion. anger will slowly rise, and betrayed gun owners will stay home on election day. opening day of civil war 2 will be early 2021.

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    • August 7, 2019 5:16 am

      And now Republicans are getting on board. I think you are right and gun owners will stay home causing Trump to lose next year and then the Democrats will push the limits as to what a “red flag” is.

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