Graham Announces Gun Confiscation ‘Red Flag’ Legislation Backed by Trump

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by Whitney Tipton

 

GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham said Monday he plans to introduce a bipartisan “red flag” gun confiscation bill that will have President Donald Trump’s support.

Graham announced he had reached a deal with Democratic Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal to create a federal grant program to help states establish “red flag” laws, or laws that facilitate gun confiscation when a threat is detected, according to a statement.

“I have reached an agreement with Senator Blumenthal to create a federal grant program to assist and encourage states to adopt ‘Red Flag’ Protection Order laws to timely intervene in situations where there is an imminent threat of violence,” the South Carolina senator said.

Graham, the Senate Judiciary chairman, also indicated that his legislation has Trump’s support. “I spoke with the President this morning about this proposal and he seems very supportive,” he said.

Graham’s announcement came shortly after Trump addressed the nation regarding the shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, this weekend that killed more than 30.

“Red flag” laws, also known as gun confiscation orders, are designed to enable people to report the authorities when someone appears to be a threat, so that their firearms can be confiscated for a term.

No details of Graham’s planned legislation were released. Graham’s office did not immediately respond to the Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment.

Gun rights groups say red flag laws lead to confiscation without due process.

“It is frustrating to see President Donald Trump’s continued support for so-called Red Flag laws. These Red Flag laws, properly known as Gun Confiscation Orders, are incompatible with actual due process and allow for the confiscation of firearms from innocent Americans,” Erich Pratt, Gun Owners of America vice president, told the DCNF.

Graham promises to introduce the legislation shortly, adding that he hopes “that my Republican and Democratic colleagues will join us to finally move forward in the effort to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people.”

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Whitney Tipton is a reporter at Daily Caller News Foundation. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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5 Thoughts to “Graham Announces Gun Confiscation ‘Red Flag’ Legislation Backed by Trump”

  1. Jack foyer

    Red flag laws strike me as being roughly the equivalent of having one’s car impounded today because someday in the future (next week, next month, next year, just some point in the future) one MIGHT be involved in an accent in which you or someone else COULD be injured. Even though you have done nothing wrong you have no choice but to give up your car. If you resist you will be arrested, fined and probably go to jail. Or if you resist to aggressively you will likely be shot.

    And remember this has nothing to do with the enforcers, they are just following orders, doing their jobs.

  2. James

    This is the start of socialism

  3. Walter Landers

    There should not ba any frivolous accusations made where a person has their guns confiscated, from a false statement. As long as they are going this far, how about doing a similar act for people that threaten the petsident or people for supporting a president.

  4. Richard Dycus

    Please disarm us based on someone else’s comments

  5. Richard M. Cole

    Red Flag laws, also called Gun Violence Restraining Orders and Extreme Risk Protection Orders, are gun-confiscation laws disguised as “gun-violence prevention” laws that are being pushed hard at both the state and federal levels.
    The stated goal of such a law is “to prevent a person from harming themselves or others.” The law does no such thing! Such laws violate many of our constitutional protections and are fraught with problems:

    NO NOTICE UNTIL POLICE SHOW UP AT YOUR DOOR, PRE-DAWN, WITH GUNS DRAWN — a dangerous situation for everyone involved and one which led to the death on a man who’s guns were being confiscated under such a red flag order in November 2018 in Maryland

    YOU HAVE NO RIGHT TO DUE PROCESS PRIOR TO CONFISCATION

    YOU ARE ASSUMED TO BE DANGEROUS UNTIL YOU PROVE YOU’RE NOT
    CONFISCATION IS BASED ON SOMEONE’S WORD — NO PROOF NECESSARY

    YOUR ACCUSER IS KEPT SECRET, ALLOWING THEM TO HARASS YOU WITHOUT CONSEQUENCE

    YOU LOSE EVEN IF YOU WIN — You WILL spend thousands in legal fees and it could even impact your reputation and employment

    YOUR GUNS WILL LIKE BE DAMAGED OR EVEN DESTROYED
    THERE’S NO PROTECTION FROM REPEATED RED FLAG CONFISCATIONS

    As further proof that Red Flag laws are not meant to save lives, but to simply confiscate guns, ask yourself this: “If a person is ‘too dangerous’ to own a gun, then why is that person walking around with the rest of us? Can’t that ‘dangerous’ person still commit suicide or harm others if they have the opportunity?”

    AMERICANS ARE INTENTIONALLY NOT BEING TOLD OF THE SERIOUS CONSTITUTIONAL AND PRACTICAL PROBLEMS WITH RED FLAG LAWS AND SEN. GRAHAM’S BILL WILL DO NOTHING TO PREVENT THESE PROBLEMS!

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