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Republicans coalesce around confiscatory ‘red flag’ gun control legislation

August 6, 2019

  Now that our Executive Order issuing, bump stock banning President has thrown his support behind confiscatory “red Flag” gun control legislation it looks like the Republicans are getting on board with the gun grabbing Democrats and it is only a matter of time before “red flag” legislation is passed. Here is more:

Congressional Republicans, under pressure to respond to this weekend’s massacres, appear to be coalescing around legislation to help law enforcement to take guns from those who pose an imminent danger — a measure that, if signed into law, would be the most significant gun safety legislation enacted in 20 years.

“Red flag” laws such as this might not be as momentous — or controversial — as the now-expired assault weapons ban or the instant background check system, both of which were enacted in 1994 as part of President Bill Clinton’s sprawling crime bill. But they may be politically feasible.

With President Trump endorsing the idea, a number of Republicans — including Senator John Thune of South Dakota, the No. 2 Republican — are embracing the concept. Mr. Thune told his hometown newspaper, The Argus Leader, that he was “confident Congress will be able to find common ground on the so-called red flag issue.”

Senate Republican leader, Mitch McConnell, has asked three committee chairmen to “reflect on the subjects the president raised” and hold bipartisan talks of “potential solutions.”

  Lindsey Graham has been on board with this type of legislation for awhile and actually started talking about it in March so it looks pretty certain something is going to happen unless something changes.

  Of course nobody wants guns in the hands of people who are dangerous but the problem with this legislation is that it would allow the confiscation of a person’s weapons before a crime has been committed and it is too open to abuse by people with a vendetta against somebody–such as an ex-lover or spouse, a disgruntled employee or co-worker. Who gets to decide what constitutes a “red flag?”

  We all know how even the narrowest of legislation gets expanded over time and it would not be surprising to see being against certain liberal political views considered a “red flag” in the near future. When Donald Trump loses his reelection bid the people who are calling all of his supporters Nazis, white nationalists, and terrorists will then be determining what a “red flag” is.

  This legislation needs to be defeated but with the support of Donald Trump and a weak Republican party I do not see how we can stop this.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. MaddMedic permalink
    August 6, 2019 9:16 pm

    Repuplikans are caving….

    Liked by 1 person

    • August 7, 2019 5:15 am

      If Trump signs this legislation he will lose reelection and then we will find out what the Democrats consider a red flag to be…

      Liked by 1 person

  2. August 7, 2019 10:12 pm

    Might like this ‘take’

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