Following calls for action, the President announced today he’s calling on the DOJ to tighten restrictions and attempt to identify potential mass shooters before they’ve committed their crimes. He called out mental health, video games, social media, the internet in general, and mentioned involuntary confinement for those who seem to be a risk.
Hopefully, the outrage and knee-jerk reactions to this weekend’s mass shootings will subside without incident. The President is feeling pressure and many Republican lawmakers are calling for certain actions that fall short of infringing on the 2nd Amendment, but in doing so they’re ignoring the 5th and 14th Amendments. This is not an acceptable trade-off, but it’s a populist opinion that many on both sides of the political aisle share simply because they don’t think it’ll affect them.
That’s the reality. Those who support red flag gun laws are willing to subvert the Constitution simply because it’s unlikely to affect them or their constituents. This is the wrong way of addressing the problem. If anything, we need to be loosening gun laws, as our EIC noted yesterday.
Unfortunately, this is likely to gain steam. Popular Republican lawmakers like Lindsey Graham and Dan Crenshaw have signed on to support such moves despite their clear betrayal of due process. Red flag gun laws take away property without the presence of the victim being adjudicated. They are “temporary,” but that’s only doublespeak to justify the infringement of three rights protected by the Constitution.
America’s problem is one of hatred. It’s a spiritual problem above all else, driven by forces of evil and fueled by the anarchistic polarization that has taken over America’s political discourse. We need more faith, not more laws.
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