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Red Flag Laws – Good Idea Or Disaster Waiting To Happen?

Red Flag Laws – Good Idea Or Disaster Waiting To Happen?

Red Flag Law, while the sound of the law, and the intent is great, one has to wonder, would such a law leave open a right to abuse and take weapons, a right to possess that is given to us all? Could this be abused, and what is the worst that could happen?

So what exactly is the Red flag law? It is a gun violence prevention law that permits the police or family members to petition a state court to order the temporary removal of firearms from a person who may present a danger to others or themselves.

This is being pushed by both sides of the Isle, claiming that the shootings we have seen would have been prevented, but the reality is this will most likely prevent little or no mass shootings, but you could argue it would help with stopping suicides.

With looking at the bill, it seems like a great idea, but as they say, sometimes the greatest intent has a way of going awry, this bill would also be open for abuse, one that would be hard to put back in the bottle if it got out. So what could possibly go wrong?

The first scenario worries me because I known people that would do this. Say you are a conservative, say that you are willing and able to take up arms to protect this nation and rule of law, someone who believes the opposite, claims you are mentally unbalanced, gets others to join in, you end up losing your right to own firearms.

But what is to prevent this from going further. The Left today looks at all Trump supporters as mentally unbalanced, in Clinton’s words, we are deplorable, others claim if you support Trump you are a fascist, so what would prevent the left from saying all conservatives are mentally imbalanced and taking our weapons? The Left could take your guns but would have to do so one person at a time; this would put them in a considerable advantage, an advantage they now don’t possess.

The second case is also troublesome if people are going to say this is for people’s good, what is a group comes out and says that radicals include what you believe in? The Southern Law Center comes to mind here; they claim that Christians, orthodox Jews, nationalist, along with others are part of the radical element in this nation, what’s to prevent them from flexing their muscle and using states or the fed to take what they wanted to take for years now?

The question comes to mind, “What would happen if we had Congress filled with people the AOC and her squad?” We know they all demand gun control, many on the left say that the 2nd Amendment is not applicable today, we need to get rid of this right.

What bothers me with this is also who has put these laws in effect, if you look at the states that now have such laws in place, such laws are known by various names, including “Extreme Risk Protection Orders” (ERPO) (in Oregon, Washington, Maryland, and Vermont); “Risk Protection Orders” (in Florida); “Gun Violence Restraining Orders” (in California); “risk warrants” (in Connecticut); and “Proceedings for the Seizure and Retention of a Firearm” (in Indiana). As of August 2019, 17 states and the District of Columbia have passed some form of red-flag law. The specifics of the laws and the degree to which they are enforced vary from state to state.

If you notice the list above, the only states that have this are the ones with a far-left legislative that controls the states, this is basically what the left is trying to do to the rest of America. We need to understand what could happen, in a old saying, we hear the truth come out – Best-laid plans of mice and men oft go astray

About The Author

Timothy Benton

Student of history, a journalist for the last 2 years. Specialize in Middle East History, more specifically modern history with the Israeli Palestinian conflict. Also, a political commentator has been a lifetime fan of politics.

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