View Full Version : White House encourages states to enact "red flag" laws.

03-27-2018, 07:28 PM
They just keep pushing, they don't know when to quit.

The White House will be encouraging states to consider enacting a law Connecticut pioneered that allows the seizure of guns from people who might hurt themselves or others, administration officials said Monday.

Connecticut passed the measure, known as a “red flag law,” in 1999, in response to a mass shooting at a state lottery office. It allows two law enforcement officers, or one state’s attorney, to petition a court for an “extreme risk protection order” to temporarily take away an individual’s guns.

“We believe it’s really important for law enforcement and family members to have the right to petition a court to exercise an ERPO,” a senior Trump administration official said. The official also referenced situations in which someone is going through a difficult period or has demonstrated threatening behavior that is not criminal in nature and wouldn’t elicit police involvement.

The official said the White House plans to offer technical expertise and grant money to incentivize states to take on the legislation but is still looking for an appropriate funding source.

The Second Amendment is “not an unlimited right, and it doesn’t guarantee that people can have a gun any place any time,” Swanson said. “What are the appropriate limits, and I think that’s where science can help us. We have to figure out who are the people that are so risky that it is justified to limit their ability.”

White House encouraging states to consider red-flag law CT pioneered - The CT MirrorThe CT Mirror (https://ctmirror.org/2018/03/26/white-house-encouraging-states-consider-red-flag-laws-ct-pioneered/)

Great idea, let's just throw due process right out the window.
Let's go ahead and make it so any vindictive liberal can abuse these laws to report lawful gun owners and have their guns seized.
How about NO!
Also, F@#k You! Keep poking the bear and see what happens. :0aVery_Angry_Emoji: