I will admit, I love Beth Alcazar! She’s an awesome firearms instructor, writer, and person!
Having gotten to know her since I started at the USCCA, I now hear her Southern twang as I read her blog posts. She always hits the nail on the head with her take on the issues, the questions in this post are great talking and thinking points for Red Flag Laws:
From the blog post:
’Investigators said James Adams and his son, Alfred Dewayne Adams, were involved in an argument Sunday night. They further stated they believe James told Alfred he was going to bed. Alfred then walked into the bedroom and James shot him in the chest. Some of the neighbors and some other family members can tell us about stuff that was happening through [sic] the years.’ This life could have been spared by utilizing a red flag law.
“This life could have been spared by utilizing a red flag law?” That’s quite a statement. And I wanted to post a few questions to Moms Demand Action. First of all, I wanted to ask: If the father truly used a weapon in self-defense, would a “red flag” law have disarmed him … and then spared the life of his violent son? Would the father be dead, then, in this particular situation? Beyond that, do “red flag” laws cover all weapons in the home? What if the suspect had decided to use a knife? Or what about prescription drugs or poisons? Does it cover a person’s bare hands and/or body? Could we confiscate those weapons, as well, whenever we feel there’s “some stuff that was happening through the years?”
Huge questions to pose to those who are in favor of Red Flag Laws:
Do Red Flag laws cover all weapons in the house?
What about knives or other weapons that could be used to hurt and kill?
Beth closes the article another great question:
Ultimately, we have to ask: Will “red flag” laws actually target violent people … or just people with guns?