I’m hearing a lot of grumblings right now that Republicans in Congress are under a huge amount of pressure and are scrambling to respond to the most recent shootings that have happened and it looks like they’re about to cave. Extreme Risk Protection Orders, or the Red Flag Laws in some states, you’ve heard a lot about them on this channel.
They violate all kinds of constitutional amendments and they are specifically created to be a workaround of due process as it specifically relates to the Second Amendment. Extremist Risk Protection Orders do absolutely nothing that domestic violence restraining orders, in combination with involuntary committal for mental health evaluations, or enforcing laws that are already on the book, do already. They do nothing more than simply removing somebody’s Second Amendment rights without proper Due Process.
Monday, Donald Trump addressed the nation and he was begging for red flag laws in our country. There are already four congressional bills currently in committee looking to pass extreme risk protection orders one was submitted by Senator Lindsey Graham, a Republican, a second one was submitted by Senator Blumenthal, a Democrat out of Connecticut, a third one was from Republican Marco Rubio out of Florida, and a fourth was by Representative McBath from Georgia.
Currently, 17 states and the District of Columbia have forced red flag laws on their citizens. Now, the second most powerful Republican, Senator John Thune from South Dakota, he had a quote that is very telling he just said, I’m “confident Congress will be able to find common ground on the so-called red flag issues.”
Now Mitch McConnell is getting involved. Mitch McConnell is the Senate Majority Leader, the most powerful Republican in Congress, and he has just asked three committee chairmen to “reflect on the subjects the President raised and hold bipartisan talks of potential solutions.” That is code for let’s talk about the extreme risk protection orders!