Red Flag Orders: Chipping Away at Your Rights | USCCA Blog

Gun-controllers often call for enhanced gun violence prevention orders. These so-called “red flag” laws are court orders that can limit an individual’s ability to buy or possess a firearm, ostensibly so that a dangerous person can be barred from arming up and harming innocent people. Like many gun proposals, these tools superficially seem like a reasonable ask; no one wants dangerous people to be armed. But this has mutated into a rhetorical trap that gun-controllers use in debates to make gun-rights activists appear unreasonable. “Don’t you want to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people?” these individuals will ask as they try to stigmatize guns and ratchet one more increment of restrictions on civil rights.

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