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Graham announces ‘bipartisan’ bill to ‘fund’ state ‘red flag laws’ in wake of dual mass shootings in El Paso, Dayton

By Jon Dougherty

(NationalSentinel) Sen. Lindsey Graham wasted no time on Monday proposing a “bipartisan” bill to provide federal funding to states for “red flag” laws, angering gun rights advocates and constitutionalists concerned such laws can be abused by depriving individuals of their due process rights.

“I appreciate President Trump’s strong statement rejecting hate and white supremacist ideology, urging us all to reject a culture of violence, as well as a call to action on multiple fronts,” Graham (R-S.C.) said in 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.”

But, as former GOP Congressman Bob Barr explains, this is a gun control solution looking for a problem:

These proposals create a new category of restraining orders applicable to owners of firearms, and would permit virtually anyone at any time to enlist local law enforcement and a judge to issue ex parte orders (sometimes by phone) directing law enforcement to seize a person’s firearms based on fear that they might in the future commit a bad act with a gun.

The concerns fueling these “red flag” proposals are genuine, and they are urgent.

Graham said he has spoken to POTUS Trump about the legislation and he “seemed supportive.”

Earlier, the president himself included red flag laws as part of a five-step plan to reduce mass shootings.

“We must make sure that those judged to pose a risk to public safety do not have access to firearms—and that if they do, those firearms can be taken through rapid due process. That is why I have called for ‘Red Flag’ laws, also known as Extreme Risk Protection Orders,” he said.

Barr said that due process violations are a distinct concern:

The solution, however, is not to toss due process out the window in the name of “public safety.” The question we ought to be asking (and to which we should be demanding answers) is why the powers and the tools already possessed by police agencies and our courts at all levels of government, are not being employed when and how they should be.

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1 Comment on Graham announces ‘bipartisan’ bill to ‘fund’ state ‘red flag laws’ in wake of dual mass shootings in El Paso, Dayton

  1. The Prisoner // August 6, 2021 at 4:40 am // Reply

    Graham has always been on the left, this is merely another stunt from him, for example, when he “came to an agreement with democrats” twice on amnesty bills and tried to force amnesty upon the nation.

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