With the recent mass shootings that have taken place in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, the political push for red flag laws are rapidly increasing. A number of Republican lawmakers and self-described “pro-Second Amendment” advocacy groups, including President Trump, are calling for immediate enactment of red flag laws.
To clarify, a red flag law is a politically divided gun control law that permits police or family members to petition a state court to order the temporary removal of firearms from a person who may present a danger to others or themselves without due process and facing their accusers in a court of law.
These red flag laws are unconstitutional and are a direct shot at our Second Amendment rights to keep and bear arms. Restricting and taking away our gun rights will not prevent these tragedies from happening. Just last week a gang member in California stabbed and killed four people and wounded two more. We must recognize that we have laws in place that restrict gun ownership and laws against murder, yet we still see murders committed. Laws, by definition, will not deter those determined to break the law.
It is understandable for the public to want to eliminate these mass tragedies from happening but the solution is not gun restrictions. In light of what has been happening, we must also remain educated on the good that firearms do for us. Bob Adelmann, writer for The New American, wrote an article
recently showing incidents where firearms saved lives. If we let our emotions cloud our judgement we lose sight of the facts at hand. When these mass shootings happen, it is important that we stay educated on the facts and don’t react to our emotions to sway us to believe that gun restrictions will help solve this violence. As a nation we have yet to find a solution to prevent these mass tragedies from happening, but we do know one thing. The solution is not to take away our guns and our right to bear arms.
Preserving the Second Amendment and our God-given freedoms starts with you. The federal government will continue to assume powers that are undelegated, but state legislatures can use nullification based on Article VI in the Constitution, to declare unconstitutional federal laws null and void. Help to educate your state, community and elected officials on the importance of supporting our Second Amendment rights. The right to keep and bear arms must be protected if we wish to stay a free nation.