March 15, 2019

Red Flag Laws: The Latest Anti-Gun Scheme

Dana Mathewson, with a hat tip to Eddie Engebretson

We've been hearing quite a bit about so-called "Red Flag" Laws lately. Nasty things, and certainly unconstitutional, because, as this article points out, they throw due process out the window.

Eddie sent me this great article from the Mises Institute. It's from last year, but no matter; it's just as timely today as when it was written.

Gun control may be coming to a legislature near you.

In the wake of the Parkland, Florida, and Santa Fe, Texas, shootings, elected officials on both sides of the political aisle are rallying around "red flag” legislation.

Extreme Risk Protection Orders (ERPOs), informally known as red flag laws, are gaining traction in legislatures nationwide. Red flag laws are presented as a common-sense proposal to disarm people who allegedly present a danger to themselves or others around them.

Political leaders assure gun owners red flag laws won’t trample over civil liberties and are a middle ground solution that appease pro-gunners and gun controllers alike. But the devil is in the details when dealing with any form of government intervention.

I don't know if the Mises Institute gets antsy about being quoted on somebody else's site, so I won't quote any more, except to say that this is the "money quote," as far as I'm concerned:
It is no secret when both parties come together on legislative matters, nothing good can come out of it.
Go here for the entire article. It's not long, but it's very important.

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1 The thing about these "red flag laws" is they kill two birds with one stone; allow an abridgment of a fundamental Constitutional right and at the same time allow the government to spy on us and keep data banks. This is a slippery slope.

Posted by: Timothy Birdnow at March 16, 2019 06:36 AM (tfC+s)

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