Two alleged Republican lawmakers, both members of the esteemed GOP, are pushing for “Red Flag” gun laws in the wake of two horrific mass shootings.
“El Paso shooting is sick and senseless. Time to do more than pray. Time to enact common-sense legislation in Congress to empower states to deal with those who present a danger to themselves and others — while respecting robust due process,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said. “May not have mattered here, but Red Flag laws have proven to be effective in states that have them.”
Freshman congressman Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) also spoke in favor of the laws that would limit the rights of American citizens to bear arms, as noted by several conservative news outlets.
“The solutions aren’t obvious, even if we pretend they are,” Crenshaw said. “But we must try. Let’s start with the TAPS Act. Maybe also implement state “red flag” laws, or gun violence restraining orders. Stop them before they can hurt someone.”
According to the U.S. Senate’s description, “Red Flag laws generally work by a family or household member or law enforcement officer petitioning a court to temporarily restrict an individual’s ability to buy or access firearms.”
In other words, a court, based on its own subjective decision-making, could stop an American citizen from purchasing a weapon if petitioned by a law enforcement officer, or family member.
Do you trust law enforcement or the courts enough for that?
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