Guess Which State Has Taken Red Flag Laws To The Extreme

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Red flag laws. The term immediately turns the stomach of pro gun people, and understandably so. After all, if your guns can be taken from you simply based on some snowflake’s accusation, then you have to depend on a hostile government to protect your family. That simply doesn’t work well.

Sadly, though, one state has taken red flag laws to the extreme. Matt Agorist writes,

Colorado just became the 15th state to pass such a [gun control] law and if it is signed by the governor—which it will be—Colorado citizens will be subject to laws which allow their guns to be seized without them having any say in it whatsoever.

Citizens who are targeted by the law will be deemed guilty first and only after their guns are taken, will they have a chance to defend themselves in court. This is the de facto removal of due process.

As Reuters reports, under the legislation, a family member or law enforcement officer could petition a judge to seize firearms from a person they think is a threat to themselves or others. The judge could then hold a hearing without the targeted person being present and grant a temporary order for 14 days.

Under the fifth and fourteenth amendments, due process clauses are in place to act as a safeguard from arbitrary denial of life, liberty, or property by the government outside the sanction of law.

In spite of what officials and the media claim, when a person is stripped of their constitutional rights, albeit temporarily, without being given the chance to make their own case based on what can be entirely arbitrary accusations, this is the removal of due process. This is exactly what is happening in Colorado.

To put this simply, if someone has some kind of grudge against you for whatever reason, they can file a petition and have your guns taken away from you. All they have to do is make up whatever excuse that they think the judge will accept. As the NRA put it in a statement:

Unchallenged statements made by a petitioner before a judge … would be sufficient for law enforcement to enter that person’s home and confiscate their private property.

But this will all happen and a decision will be make about whether you actually have gun rights before you hear anything about this situation. And when you do hear something, it will be too late because that’s when the police will be knocking on your door to take your guns away from you.

The frustrating part about all of this is that not only do anti-gunners want to completely violate your 2nd Amendment rights, but that also want to deny reality. After all, we already have had situations where a red flag law did not prevent someone from getting a gun again and committing a crime.

The bottom line is that red flag laws don’t work and that they are simply harassment of law abiding citizens. We need to work to overturn every red flag law in this country. Our rights and our safety depend on it.

33 COMMENTS

  1. Where is the ACLU when you really need them??? They claim to be the guardian of our constitutional rights.
    Apparently only when those rights coincide with what they think our rights should be.
    What a bunch of hypocrites!!

  2. WE NEED CONSTITUTIONAL LAWYERS!!
    These Red Flag laws are Blatantly unconstitutional, violating the 6th, 5th, 4th, and 2nd Amendments, just for starters!
    Yes, i will admit that Nazi Germany and Stalin’s USSR did not have a Bill of Rights, but the USA SHOULD NOT be that totalitarian YET!
    AND, IF THESE CONSTITUTIONAL LAWYERS CAN MAKE SOME MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR LAWSUITS, AND MAKE THEMSELVES RICHER IN THE PROCESS, THERE JUST MIGHT BE AN INCENTIVE FOR THE LAWYERS TO DO THIS.
    And, with enough incentive, some good (for real!) lawyers can help shut down these Red Flag laws FAST! And the faster the merrier!

    • jonathanC,
      I could agree with Colorado IF they had proof of someone’s inability mad by a professional medical person. Unfortuantely we are a long ways from being there yet. Meanwhile,citizens and judgees are not qualified to make such decisions.

    • Don’t sell it to another Leftist Californian moving to Colorado. They have moved to Georgia from somewhere and brought their ideas with them. My new state Senator and Representative are both democrats for the first time in recent memory! Thankfully, both our Senators and my US Representative are still Republicans. Lord help us!

  3. There are Social / Communist in every State in America, that want to disarm Americans that do not agree with them. The Rinos in South Carolina, along with The greatest RINO of all Lindsey Graham, have decided that they agree with the Socialist Democrats.

  4. this is how dictatorship begins .We could become the next Pre world-war 2 germany or russia or present day venezuela. someone must have the expertise to put an end to this kind of thing.Like Europe in the early 30’s we we have become complacent OH NO THAT WON’T HAPPEN HERE ,WE ARE SMARTER THAN THAT,well now just how smart are we??????????????.It is slowly happening state by state,WAKE UP before we become the newest venezuela.

  5. OK, then every law abiding firearm owner should file a report against all the politicians of their state that back this idiot law and have their firearms removed from their homes. After all, they are a bigger threat to the community than law abiding firearms owners will ever be. See how fast they backtrack when it comes to light that they did indeed own firearms in their homes. While this will eventually make its way to the Supreme Court, we cannot afford to wait for that to happen. Hit em now and hit em often. JMO

    • I must admit – I never thought of that.
      It’s Freaking Brilliant,
      Just Brilliant. I wonder if you, me the Average Joe can go to court and get Them To Listen To Us About Someone else’s Guns. Or do you have to be a Cop or Family Member ?

    • Problem is a judge must agree. If the judges weren’t with the anti-gun side, this wouldn’t be an issue. Trying to turn the table on them, would just label us gun owners as “radical”, “anti-society”, or “hostile towards authority.” Basically them a list and a reason.

  6. Yep! Just ask the man in Mongomery County in Maryland how the EROP/gun confiscations laws are working out!
    OH!
    That’s RIIIIght. He cannot answer any questions about the “red flag laws”. HE WAS MURDERED by a police confiscationalist because IT was afraid for ITS life.

  7. Another Crap Hole State Taking Away Your Rights.
    It’s O. K. To be a Useless Pothead but not a Gun Owner. Truly Pathetic – One More Reason To Avoid Their Crappy State !

    • Don’t you know, the useless potheads are good for the states pocketbook due to the severely inflated taxes that Uncle Sam collects each time an idiot purchases from the highly regulated dispensaries!!! Since it makes them money they could give a crap less. It’s all about dumming us up and stripping our so called rights one by one. Meanwhile u got the men behind the curtain doing their thing because the majority are too damn lazy or too drugged up to do crap about it.

    • Speaking of “pot”, or CANNABIS, as it’s correctly known, getting a State-issued legal Medical Cannabis card can get you banned Federally from gun ownership…. Get MEDICINE, and lose your 2nd Amendment protections….????…. We don’t confiscate guns from people who vaccinate, do we? Gee, I wonder why?….

  8. Can’t the supreme court or the president or government do something about this miscarriage of justice? I would try to but the only thing’s I’m really good at are firearms and marksmanship. But you never know these skills could be quite valuable in the future.

  9. RED FLAG LAWS ARE AN ACT OF TREASON AGAINST THE CITIZEN GOVERNMENT MAJORITY OF THIS NATION!! (DAH!)

  10. Glad I don’t live in a communist “state”. We need to split this country. Give the west coast to the Mexicans, Chinese and demonRATS, the east coast to the Cubans, Puerto Ricans, Euro Trash and demonRATS. Keep all of the central United States for true Americans and destroy all elements of demonRATS and muslims left in OUR NATION with prejudice.

  11. Fortunately, I live in Texas, but our stinking Governor is all for a Red Flag Law. Thankfully, our Lt. Governor and Attorney General have gotten him to hold back. Some of our Representatives(?) in Austin are slobbering over the opportunity to disarm Texans. Liberalism/Communism is alive and well in Austin.
    Unfortunately, we have a large influx of Liberals from other states escaping the asinine polices of their state and wanting to initiate the same asinine policies here that they fled from. About like the Muslims wanting to make America like the crap-hole they left.
    It will take the Black Robbed Clowns in SCOUTS to eliminate these unconstitutional laws IF they have the courage and are not paid off by the Wealthy Elites like Bloomberg and Soros.

    • Meathead,

      I have a Son that lives in Texas, and what I have been hearing, it seems even YOUR state is being slowly and methodically INVADED by hordes of ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS and bleeding-heart liberal communists in an effort to convert Texas to a “blue” state. (Austin is already on it’s way to be a (liberal communist stronghold)

      • Cliff, you are wrong about our state being ‘slowly and methodically invaded by hordes of illegals”. It’s very rapidly being overwhelmed by the toads!

  12. EVERY TIME ELECTIONS COME UP, BE SURE TO VOTE OUT THESE RED FLAG BASTARDS ON THIS ILLEGAL ACT AGAINST THE CONSTITUTION AND OUR ABRIDGED 2ND AMMENDMENT ACT!

  13. Yeppers it’s how it starts State by state.
    Stand with Trump to protect the 2nd amendment.
    Trump will help keep Americans right to bare arms. As far as the “red flag” ass wipes that little ditty can go away. People of the state need to get a constitutional attorney to get rid of it . Don’t just let it ride. They are trampling on our rights simply put.
    We sat back and watched Obama plow over this great Nation don’t let your state pliw over you. Get in touch with a constitutional attorney. Call Hillsdale College start there. Just do something.

    • @ Brenda, Just so you know Trump is for red flag laws he’s the the one that signed it into law, he said take away the guns first then due process later, he also signed for the bumpstock ban. I voted for him and expected him to keep his promise to defend the US constitution especially the 2nd amendment but it looks like he’s turning his back on us. What people need to know is the feds are offering money as an incentive or basically a bribe to the states that adopt these illegal unconstitutional traitor communist laws, I have to say I’m disappointed in him for dropping the ball on the 2nd.

  14. RED FLAG LAWS ARE COMMUNIST SOCIALISUM AT WORK TO DESTROY OUR NATION FROM WITHIN BY PAY TO PLAY POLITITICAN’S ON THE TAKE ETC.!! POWER HUNGRY THIEVING SWAMP RATS!!

    • I hear you brother and I agree with you, I’m sick of these liberal snow flake communist demon rat turd socialist traitors who want to destroy America, the big question is what can we do right now to stop these stinking turds? I know the answer but cant say it or I’m sure they would be knocking on my door and I’m sure you know who they are.

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