The Senate and 'Gun Control'

By George Devinney. March 12th, 2019

Despite the House Dem's pushing through more anti-gun bills, there has been the thought that at least the senate will not take them on. That however seems less the case than had been hoped, if Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) has anything to do with it.

Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) told CNN on Wednesday that the Committee plans to hold a hearing on Extreme Risk Protection Orders (ERPOs) - commonly referred to as "red flag laws" - on March 26th.

The move is a rather big ordeal, considering the House has passed multiple 'gun control' laws, including H.R. 1112, the Enhanced Background Check Act of 2019, and H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Check Act of 2019.

"I haven't really looked at the House package, but this is to me the area where we can come together. We did a lot on NICS Fix," Graham told CNN. "I think there's a lot of common ground on enrolling people in the background system who are a danger to themselves or others."

Gun rights advocates have kept an eye on red flag laws, especially at the state level. These laws make it easier for police, doctors, teachers and family members to petition judges to take away a person's guns if they feel he or she is a threat to themselves or others.

It's troubling that Graham is seemingly less our friend on the Second Amendment than might have been hoped. The enthusiasm for 'Red Flag Laws', already taken up by some at the state level, seems to continue to be front and center and yet thus far appears to be about the most dangerous idea ever contrived. The most egregious aspect still continues to be the lack of due process which opens the door for what is essentially no more than gun confiscation, possibly following little more than someone's grudge against another.

Somehow all Senate Republicans need to be reminded that they represent us and there is no need whatsoever for (even) more attempts at 'gun control' laws, usually disguised as attempts to increase "gun safety" with "sensible" measures.


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