We could list more, but here are 8 reasons why Red Flag laws fail to live up to the promises politicians make about them.
Who needs a crime to punish law abiding citizens when they dare to engage in their Constitutional Rights? Not Sen. Feinstein or Gov. Cuomo.
2018 mid-term elections are over, and now the public must live with the consequences of the votes. For one bipartisan group of constituents – gun owners – the result may well mean fewer rights and more targeted disenfranchisement on the horizon.
With the open letter of a wife and mother, discussing the threat to herself and her family, the trade off of gun control and restriction versus individual Rights comes into focus for the public.
Is it fair and transparent for a Congressman, answering a direct question about a vote in Congress from less than 24 hours prior, to fail to disclose to his constituents that he chose not to take a position – for or against?
If government does not think that the public is smart enough to know how much salt to put on food, or if they should have a sugary drink, and they seek to criminalize law abiding citizens to attain a desired outcome, then exactly what is the limit of what government can do and who will hold them to that limit?
The only question to ask is if it is worth it? There are the seeds for some real progress on gun control, entangled in those seeds are proposals that limit gun owners and future potential owners. It can have some impact but it does not stop a Timothy McVeigh, Columbine, Binghamton American Civic Center, or even Taft High School shootings.
Perhaps it is pedantic to address, but it may be that the fact incidents like the San Antonio shooting, Sandy Hook, and so many others are being promoted by the need for adrenaline suggested on Facebook. There isn’t a single community in the nation that wants to be known for a murderous shooting spree – not Columbine, not Sandy Hook, not Binghamton, NY. What we are suggesting is keeping these events far more “pedestrian” as the Facebook comment suggests.