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Red Flag Laws are a Direct Violation of Our American Rights

Members are back on the Hill and Democrats are taking advantage of the tragic shootings to draft and attempt to pass legislation that would erode the Second Amendment. One of those bills will call for federal red flag laws, which would allow the government to confiscate firearms from citizens who haven’t been charged with a felony or been involuntarily committed to a mental facility. Depending on the state, family members, teachers, co-workers and/or law enforcement can petition to the court that a gun owner is unfit to be a gun owner. As former Senator Jim DeMint puts it, abuse of power is inevitable if red flag laws blanket the country. Jim ...

Why Red Flag Laws Should Raise Red Flags For Gun Owners

Once recess ends, lawmakers will return to Washington, D.C. and will begin drafting several bills aimed at eroding gun rights, including red flag laws. What’s the big deal with red flag laws? Aren’t they supposed to prevent ‘bad’ people from obtaining firearms? Let’s break down what exactly red flag laws are. Red flag laws allow the courts to issue orders confiscating guns of individuals deemed to be a risk to others and to themselves. Depending on the state, extreme risk protection orders (ERPO) can be issued by a family member and/or law enforcement. In some other states, teachers, medical professionals, and coworkers are lawfully in ...