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How Will Authoritarians (e.g. Donald Trump) Use “Red Flag” Laws?

Pastor Chuck Baldwin has some commentary on the calls for “Red Flag” laws, in which people are urged to report to the police someone they think might be “dangerous,” and the police will then confiscate that person’s guns, if he or she has guns. Chuck Baldwin writes:

If law-abiding gun owners don’t call their U.S. senators en masse, and I mean posthaste, you are very likely to wake up one morning around 4am to the sound of a SWAT team breaking down your door to confiscate your guns, prepared to kill you or any member of your family who resists. Why? Perhaps because a gun-hating neighbor hates you having guns or a relative doesn’t like you and is looking for any way to “teach you a lesson” or your ex-spouse is looking for any way to “get even” with you or an anti-gun cop with a grudge wants to send a political message or a family doctor or school teacher overheard one of your children talk about how many guns daddy has and became alarmed, etc., ad infinitum.

Plus, the FBI has just recently stated that if you believe in “conspiracy theories,” you are a “domestic terrorist threat.” That statement is from an FBI intelligence bulletin from the bureau’s Phoenix field office, dated May 30, 2019. That FBI designation alone could very easily precipitate a “red flag” gun confiscation order being rendered against you.

And Donald Trump himself recently demonstrated how dangerous “red flag” laws are. In a tweet on August 13, President Trump said,

“Would Chris Cuomo be given a Red Flag for his recent rant? Filthy language and a total loss of control. He shouldn’t be allowed to have any weapon. He’s nuts!”

Are you paying attention? Donald Trump was threatening to use a “red flag” law to authorize police agencies to take away an American citizen’s Natural God-given right of self-defense simply because Trump didn’t like what the citizen said—about him.

Folks, don’t you see? Those in authority can use “red flag” gun confiscation laws against ANYONE they want and for ANY REASON they want.

In other words, there doesn’t have to be a reason. Under “red flag” laws, all it takes for police to come and seize your guns is for someone to make a “red flag” accusation against you. That’s it. And, yes, it really IS that easy.

“Red flag” laws not only eviscerate the 2nd Amendment, but the 1st Amendment, 4th Amendment, 5th Amendment, 6th Amendment, 7th Amendment and 8th Amendment.

All this most recent hysteria is in response to two mass shootings, in El Paso and in Dayton. The hysterical masses are calling for “common sense gun laws,” yet their proposals are not common sense. They are irrational, knee-jerk responses.

We do not seem to be hearing the non-hysterical, rational responses to those shootings. Why aren’t people bringing up the points that actually are “common sense” points?

Such as, if someone at the El Paso Walmart had been armed, that person could have disabled the shooter early on and saved many lives. Why do we never or rarely hear that point being made? I don’t even hear the “conservative” talk radio ditto-heads say that, quite frankly.

Speaking of the talk radio ditto-heads, Daniel McAdams (of the Ron Paul Institute) stated that he has been banned from Twitter permanently, because he called Sean Hannity “retarded,” even though it is actually the truth. Searching Twitter for “retarded” will find many results by other people using that term. But I digress.

Back to the gun rights issue. Another point that we don’t hear being made is that most of these mass shootings, I think it’s about 98%, occur at “gun-free zones.” The psychopaths prefer gun-free zones because they know that there is little to no chance that someone might shoot back at him.

But no, let’s continue to be irrational and play little games with people’s lives, because the people on the left love power and control. And they want to disarm others and make them defenseless because it’s easier for communists, fascists, and other totalitarians to impose their orders and diktats onto others who can’t defend themselves.

And further compromise people’s security by making “Red Flag” laws so that disgruntled neighbors and ex-wives can take revenge.

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