Red Flag Laws and the Misguided Worship of Due Process

Congress is in one of what it euphemistically calls its "District work periods," and so the pressure is off gun-owners for a fortnight.  However, the threat will resume right after Columbus Day — which, surprisingly, is still a federal holiday.  Gun-owners correctly perceive their Second Amendment rights to be balanced on the edge of a knife, awaiting the pressure to build again after the next well publicized shooting.  For gun-owners, the pattern is all too familiar: a mass shooting, such as those in El Paso and Dayton, followed by massive amounts of publicity by the anti-gun media and posturing politicians, accompanied by a demand that Congress "do something," such as red flag laws.  In response, gun-owners demand that their elected officials stand firm against the pressure, holding their collective breath, waiting to see how many of those members of Congress who promised to support gun rights in the months before the...(Read Full Article)
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