Push for the ‘red flag’ laws, background checks is gaining steam in the Wake of mass shootings

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In the Wake of two mass killing shootings in Texas and Ohio, at least 31 people, politicians, including President Donald Trump pushing for new gun control measures, in the hope of curbing future gun violence.

The push for the so-called “red flag” laws and stronger background checks is gaining steam in the midst of the apparent support of President Trump and Democrats in the Congress in the Wake of two mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, although it is a delicate challenge for the President as he works to assure his followers that he was “always high, the Second Amendment.”


Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee on Friday announced the Committee back early from the break, on Sept. To consider 4, several gun control bills, the Extreme risk protection Order to Act. The Committee Chairman, Rep. Jerry Nadler, D-NY, are also planned. Sept. 25 hearing on “military-style assault weapons.”

Trump has signalled its support for the extreme danger of the laws, also known as Red Flag laws, as well as the strengthening of the universal background checks.

“I have the strong support reasonable background checks, in which people who are crazy, mentally ill, where people like that, you should not guns,” Trump said on Thursday before a rally in New Hampshire. During the rally, Trump is not assured that the quantity of Fans that he said protects your right to possession of a weapon, “is It the gun, pulls the trigger. It is the person who pulls the trigger.”

Red flag laws allow family and law enforcement authorities to intervene if they notice signs of an individually — you can order the petition to a court which would temporarily remove guns from dangerous situations. But opponents argue the implementation of the red flag laws could lead to ice on the road and violate Second Amendment rights.

“With red flag laws, that a grey area is because I think it could be said to be a very large abuse of power” by Stephen Powell, administrator and training director of C2 Tactical, Fox News. “The problem is the people who want to do harm to our citizens, you will always make a way, evil.”

Many Democrats have called for in the 2020 election, go much further than trump, including the proposal for a Federal gun buyback program to help reduce the estimated 400 million guns owned by civilians in America.

Handguns for sale in a display case to a licensed dealer in Arizona.
(Ben Brown/Fox News)

According to the latest Fox News poll, an overwhelming and bipartisan majority of voters favor background checks on gun buyers, and under the guns of the people, driven a danger to themselves or others, with two-thirds supported a ban on “assault weapons”-even though that majority is decisive of the Democrats.


The National Rifle Association has expressed concerns, red flag laws. Catherine Mortensen, an NRA spokeswoman, told Fox News in a statement that “to safeguard the rights of the law gun owners, Extreme risk protective orders, loyal to a minimum, you need to strict due process protection, require treatment, and the inclusion of sanctions against those claims lightly.”

Members of the Armed woman shooting exercises at C2 Tactical, in Scottsdale, Arizona.

An advocate, Meagan Cahill, senior policy researcher at the RAND Corp., says, to help during “universal background checks and red flags that definitely have the potential, the containment of armed violence, and to reduce even mass shootings,” there is a lack of data showing how effective these measures actually are.

“The problem is we of course don’ T have a lot of evidence, what to add exactly the effect of many gun control measures that have been proposed,” Cahill said, however, that the red flag laws, and universal background checks are a good place to start.

While the background-have proven controls to be effective, according to Cahill, “you are in a limited way.” For example, you are not obliged to, for private person-to-person gun sales, which could be seen as a to avoid a potential loophole, the screening process.

A licensed gun dealer in Arizona Fox News of several cases in which, after the denial of someone to buy a gun, and said, would you say you are going to a gun show instead.

“We said, ‘Hey man, let’s just wait five extra days, just to see if we can get an answer.’ And the Lord was like, ‘you know what, F–k you guys, I’m not going to go, I am waiting to buy in the gun show,'” said the gun dealer, who asked to remain anonymous for fear of possible game room, to his business.

The gun dealer still remembered a situation, to deny the after the,, a person who had a medical marijuana card, because it is still illegal on the Federal level, – he said, “You know what, there is a gun show Saturday, I’ll just go out and buy one at the gun show.” He told Fox News ” that some times happens.”

GUN CONTROL FOCUSES on shootings IN the WAKE OF mass

Alan Korwin, an expert on gun law, and who has written 10 books on the subject, argues that legislation is not the answer.

“We are not murders, presence of weapons, the reason why,” he said. To unravel “the fabric of society all over the place. And the idea that you can fix that with a Statute’s crazy.”

Korwin added, “We always had a lot of weapons, which they used to buy weapons to clear shipping trade with no paperwork. Why are people committing mass murder now? No one asks the question … the answer is paperwork. The answer is the handling of psychosis in society, makes people to want to go and not to kill frenzied people, you know.”

As the push for stricter gun control laws, the conversation falters also tends to claim that is from a mental health perspective– with the demand that these mass suffering, shooting games, and often to any kind of mental illness, an idea Dr. Arthur Evans, says the American Psychological Association, is inaccurate.

“With a General statement of how human mental illnesses — we know from the research that the FBI has shown that this is not the case. A study that we have made in the APA … what we found, it is said that it will shoot no singular profile of a person who commits a mass,” Evans.

Stephen Powell, administrator and training director of C2 Tactical, working with elements from the Well-Armed woman.

While Evans argues against election advertising, all of the people who commit mass shootings, the mentally ill, he pleaded for a change in how the country approaches, policy for mental health that the goals of “people not quite at that point of being in the crisis, but clearly need some kind of intervention.”

“If you are the typical call to one of these types of shootings that you hear often hear people say, ‘Well, I knew the person had had some problems, everything seemed off to be with this person, but I wasn’t quite sure what was going on …,'” he said. “These people do not meet the criteria for the diagnosis of mental health, but you clearly need some type of intervention and the majority of mental health to treat system, this kind of individuals.”


The Dickey amendment, which is treated according to the National institutes of health declined in the mid-90s in response to gun violence as a public health issue, preventing the Congress from using Federal funds for gun violence research.

“It would be really helpful if the Federal government can help pour more money into this area and really, Fund research, because it will help us to better understand the policies that we have — both in terms of what the impact on gun owners and what will be the effect on violence, murders and suicides,” Cahill said.

That could change, as an omnibus-spending bill in 2018, made it clear that the amendment to ban federally funded research on gun violence.

From a gun owners perspective, Powell recognizes, it is a “tricky situation”.

“People who own firearms, people who are in the firearms industry, all for the rule of law … but we also want to ensure that we will not violate our rights as well, so there is a balance of power and it is a difficult situation,” he said.

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