by oldedude on April 11, 2023 9:53 am
So Curt- back to the subject at hand. As you know, I generally don't like the "Red Flag Laws" for one major reason. The lack of constitutional protections on the state levels. An ex-spouse can ruin a person and the victim would never know they were out of legal compliance. There were no requirements for a person to be notified and have due process before their rights were violated.
I'm finally actually reading the federal law. It isn't too bad and they corrected a lot of the issues I had before. They also increased the penalty for straw purchases, which I've always felt should be much stiffer. I'm not really comfortable with the due process issue, but as they take your stuff, you can see a judge. So that's not horrible, and potentially protects the future victims. I think you and I agree. Just like some people shouldn't drive, some people should not be given guns. Will they find other ways to get guns? They could. Would they use other weapons, sure.
And I think it's a good start.
by oldedude on April 11, 2023 9:55 am
Sorry. citation below.
S.2938 - Bipartisan Safer Communities Act