I legitimately worry when I hear politicians suggest gun confiscation.
Not only because I don’t want my family to have to give up our firearms – but because I know full well that our country will not come out of it unscathed.
Gun confiscation WILL escalate into a much, MUCH larger issue. Anyone who thinks gun confiscation in this country would be a quick and simple process has very little concept of what’s coming for them.
That being said, I do believe there are people out there who shouldn’t be trusted with guns.
My concern is. -should it be the Government’s decision? Can I trust the government to be cautious when it comes to stripping people’s gun rights? Will this be used as a tool against people those in power don’t agree with?
We’ll have to see…
According to American Military News:
Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham is working on a “red flag” gun bill that will incentivize states to implement their own red flag laws.
Graham told Buzzfeed News on April 4 that he would begin drafting the bill the following week, which will design exclusive grants to those states who pass extreme risk protection “red flag” gun laws.
“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,” said Graham.
This isn’t the first time he’s tried to pass a similar bill.
Graham introduced a similar bill last year alongside Democrat Sen. Richard Blumenthal, who is reportedly crafting his own new version of the bill. Graham is aiming for bipartisan support with this bill, too.
Last year’s version of the bill authorized courts to issue a temporary order of up to 14 days after establishing probable cause that an individual was at risk of endangering himself or others. The bill would then mandate a hearing in the first 72 hours after the order, during which an individual would plead his case. The court could go further and ban the individual from purchasing or possessing a gun for up to six months.
Again, there are some bad people out there. There are some mentally unstable people out there. Neither should own firearms.
But where is the line?