Your Favorite Republicans Are Being Bullied Into Supporting Red Flag Laws. They’re A Disaster

The Daily Caller | 8/8/2019 | Staff
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Like clockwork, Republicans are ready for gun control. Every time an evil psychopath with a hatred for his fellow man and a death wish opens fire on a bar, store, or stadium the calls for gun control are quick to follow. Democrat partisans are first to insist something must be done, typically in the most grotesque and over the top manner possible, like tweeting the hashtag #MassacreMoscowMitch while going to the Senate Majority Leader’s house to say they wish he’d break his neck. The next stage is the media offering free airtime for left-wing partisans and combative interviews with Republicans and gun-rights supporters. Typically, editorial boards will join in, and after every major new incident at least one hitherto silent media organization will join the chorus, this time it was the New York Post. And finally, the Republican Party, cowed by a media that hates them and the amplified chorus for “something to be done” will give an inch, or three. This time it’s so-called red flag laws, let’s see what exactly the GOP has decided to cave on this time. Red-flag laws, also called Emergency Risk Protection Orders (ERPOs) are fairly simple. The idea is that friends, family, neighbors and other people should be able to go to the police, accuse you of being a risk to the community, and have your firearms seized, without being found guilty of any crime. The impetus for this is the frequently concerning behavior exhibited by mass shooters before they go on to commit their heinous acts of terrorism. Everytown for Gun Safety, a gun control group, estimates that about half of all mass shooters exhibited some warning signs before their crimes. A Dayton police officer returns to search for more evidence at the scene of Sunday Morning’s mass shooting in the Oregon...
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