'Red Flag', and its Issues

By Tom Knighton. November 25, 2019

I'm not a fan of red flag laws at all.

On the surface, to be frank, I kind of want to be. I want to find some way to take guns from mass murderers before they do horrible things. On the surface, I really do.

However, the problem is that there's no way to do that without infringing on people's rights. We don't really know who is a mass murderer in the making and who isn't. That means a lot of innocent people are going to be messed with who shouldn't be. Couple that with the whole due process thing, and it's a freaking nightmare.

The problem is that some people don't see that nightmare. They see just the surface, and then they defend the law in print.

The thing is, sometimes, their defense of the law illustrates a lot of the problems with that law. .....

The bottom line is lack of due process - guilty even by heresay, not to mention the extreme risks possible from a dawn no-knock raid when LE 'comes to collect'. Stopping mass murders is one thing, laudable in itself - but deprivation of rights by 'pre-crime' is quite another.


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