Dana Loesch Unveils 10 Solid Reasons To Oppose Red Flag Laws

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Former NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch took to Twitter on Wednesday where she unveiled 10 reasons to oppose red flag laws.

Loesch said on Fox News Tuesday that elected House of Representatives have referred to law-abiding gun owners as “domestic terrorists”, and she warned that “these are the individuals who would be implementing the red flag system.”

Dana Loesch’s ten reasons why you should oppose Red Flag Laws:

1) #RedFlagLaws are an inversion of “innocent until proven guilty.” The standard of evidence is low and while state laws vary, many different people, not just family, can report you.

2) You don’t have to be in the room (and advance notice isn’t required) for the petition to be granted meaning you must wait to defend yourself. Most laws provide no penalty for abuse and no state law allows for civil cause of action against false accusers.

3) Time varies as to how long until respondents can have their day in court. A study conducted on Indiana’s law, which said 14 day wait, revealed that the average wait was 9 months. Rights delayed are rights denied.

4) [Dave Kopel], who has done excellent research on this, has noted that of the four states with the oldest gun confiscation laws, Connecticut, Indiana, California, and Washington, no research has revealed any statistical reduction in crime. #RedFlagLaws. (Also still No. 4) Furthermore, Kopel notes that nearly 1/3 of such orders are improperly issued against innocent people. (Continued Below)

5) No advance notice is given ahead of serving a #RedFlag order. That worked out horribly for Maryland resident Gary Willis, who was shot and killed when answering his door early morning before the sun was up. This puts LEO in a HORRIBLE position of enforcing these orders.

6) Counsel is not provided (Blumenthal draft does, it’s of little solace considering), meaning you could be like FL man Jonathan Carpenter, who is waging an expensive court battle to clear his name and reclaim his property because his name was too similar to a drug dealer’s.

7) We aren’t arresting people, we’re arresting guns. State laws ignore the very reason the petition was granted in the first place: danger resulting in violence or mental instability. No mental evaluations given, no charges for a crime. (Continued Below)

8) How will confiscated firearms be stored? Local police will be tasked with figuring out storage and bearing the cost of any liability or insurance — at a time when some struggle with budgets to afford body cams.

9) This isn’t just about the 2nd Amendment. It doesn’t matter if you’re a “gun nut” or even own guns. The deconstruction of due process calls into question your 5th and 14th Amendment rights, too.

10) Lastly (not really, but I’m sticking to 10), if there is enough evidence to strip you of your rights THERE IS ENOUGH EVIDENCE TO CHARGE YOU or commit you. There are NUMEROUS other options to start fixing this problem WITHOUT sacrificing due process.

She concluded, “Let’s start by: – demanding all agencies comply with reporting prohibited possessors to the federal database to stop ineligible people at point of sale. – demanding prosecutors stop reducing charges and judges issuing weak sentences for felony gun crimes & reduce recidivism and let’s demand that schools stop coddling dangerous offenders. When kids make rape lists on bathroom walls, have them evaluated. When they message classmates threatening to kill them, that’s actionable, arrest them. ENFORCE THE LAW.” (Video Below)

Loesch also warned that if Republicans under the Trump administration support the red flag laws, along with universal background checks, “they will have done more than Barrack Obama, when he was President, to undermine our second amendment rights.”


Dana Loesch’s official tweets:

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