Senator Lindsey Graham has been in state of flux throughout his long career when it comes to placement on the ideological scale. Most of the time, he acts like a moderate who’s all-too-eager to make deals with Democrats to foster his reputation as one willing to cross the aisle. Occasionally, he seems like the conservative he claims to be every election cycle. But now he’s writing up a bill with the Democrats that will incentivize states to institute red flag gun laws, also known as gun confiscation SWATing.
Lindsey Graham To Write Bill Backing Red Flag Laws https://t.co/1DjKoWdICM
— Bearing Arms (@BearingArmsCom) April 5, 2019
The Senator hopes to get bipartisan support for the legislation which will offer grants to states who play ball.
This is one of those “common sense” gun laws that are easy to sell to the masses. On the left, anything that can be used to disarm the population is worthwhile. On the right, many Republicans (including the President) support this measure because it’s the type of action that most people believe would never affect them directly.
What the misled Republicans like Graham fail to realize is the current laws in place are more than sufficient to keep gun crime to a minimum. If those laws were better enforced, there would be no need for additional laws.
The problem with laws like these is that due process is barely a token mentioned in the process. If anything, the use of the term “due process” by those pushing the bill is a meaningless ploy to prevent people from actually seeking forms of due process that could ever be attached to these initiatives. There’s no way to make red flag gun laws Constitutional, but supporters hope they can get around the Constitution on this particular issue.
They cannot. We must not let them.
Gun violence is difficult enough to stop with the current laws barely being enforced. By throwing red flag gun laws into the mix, the waters will be made murkier and the expansion of gun confiscations will continue until the only guns held by American citizens are those hidden by criminals. The bad guys are going to make gains as a result of a law like this.
Whenever the left gets an inch on issues like gun control, we can expect them to take a mile. Graham knows this but will do what he wants.
“I’m seeking to incentivize states to produce extreme risk protective order legislation that has ample due process but also is meaningful in protecting the public from somebody who is dangerous.” Senator Lindsey Graham
What part of “shall not be infringed” does the Senator not understand. These aren’t criminals. They’re potential criminals who have lose their guns because of the potential of a crime being committed. This isn’t what America is all about.
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