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This is likely to pass. Graham had better get it RIGHT.
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08/05/2019, 17:56:16

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Graham Announces Gun Confiscation ‘Red Flag’ Legislation Backed By Trump

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GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham said Monday he plans to introduce a bipartisan “red flag” gun confiscation bill that will have President Donald Trump’s support.

Graham announced he had reached a deal with Democratic Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal to create a federal grant program to help states establish “red flag” laws, or laws that facilitate gun confiscation when a threat is detected, according to 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,” the South Carolina senator said.

Read more on Red Flag / Extreme Risk Protection Orders.

— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) August 4, 2019

Graham, the Senate Judiciary chairman, also indicated that his legislation has Trump’s support. “I spoke with the President this morning about this proposal and he seems very supportive,” he said.

Graham’s announcement came shortly after Trump addressed the nation regarding the shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, this weekend that killed more than 30. (RELATED: Death Toll In El Paso Shooting Rises To 22)

“Red flag” laws, also known as gun confiscation orders, are designed to enable people to report to authorities when someone appears to be a threat, so that their firearms can be confiscated for a term.

No details of Graham’s planned legislation were released.

Gun rights groups say red flag laws lead to confiscation without due process.

“It is frustrating to see President Donald Trump’s continued support for so-called Red Flag laws. These Red Flag laws, properly known as Gun Confiscation Orders, are incompatible with actual due process and allow for the confiscation of firearms from innocent Americans,” Erich Pratt, Gun Owners of America vice president, told the DCNF.

Graham promises to introduce the legislation shortly, adding that he hopes “that my Republican and Democratic colleagues will join us to finally move forward in the effort to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people.”

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Unless it eliminates ex parte, it should go down in defeat.

Per the 4th Amendment, no warrant shall issue except upon probable cause. Reasonable suspicion is not probable cause. Per the 5th Amendment, rights can only be denied AFTER due process of law. Per the 6th Amendment, due process that carries the penalty of denial of rights must be adversarial, i.e. the hearing must provide the respondent the opportunity to face his accusers, cross-examine witnesses, and produce witnesses and rebuttal evidence in his own behalf.

Any "red flag" law that doesn't provide full due process is unconstitutional.


Democrats wouldn't buy a clue if it was government subsidized.

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