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Democrats push for ‘red flag’ laws after mass shootings; radio Dana host Loesch responds.
The current debate on weapons laws, red flags triggered on both sides of the political aisle.
Late on Tuesday, the House Judiciary Committee passed three bills aimed at the suppression of the epidemic of gun violence in the United States. In the case of the bills, a national version of a mandate from the extreme risk protection orders (ERPOs) was, already, in 13 States.
Also known as a “red flag” laws, ERPOs local authorities or members of the family, the way of weapons, by court order, by any Person who is a potential threat against themselves or others. While the law was passed by Congress, it stood on the Senate floor is likely to be.
The proposals have sparked a debate about whether the red flags, the laws are effective.
“ERPOs are an incredibly valuable tool for keeping guns out of the hands of people, not to harm the intention,” said Kristen Ellingboe, the support of the Alliance for Gun responsibility, that the red flag laws, according to Fox News. “You are effectively shooting in the prevention of mass suicide, in particular.”
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Others warn that the lack of data does little to prove that the red flag laws were in effect in the 13 States that passed them.
“It is difficult to judge which way the numbers go really,” said an official in the National Rifle Association (NRA). “If the trend shows a decline in these countries before the laws were introduced, it is actually because of the red flag laws, or is it because the trends that were already there?”
IMay 23, 2018: the Seattle police Crisis Response Team Sgt. Eric Pisconski shows weapons seized from people as a danger to himself or others. Since Feb. 14, 2018 mass shooting at a Florida high school, have seen the States, a rise in interest rates in the laws intended to make it easier to disarm people, the signs of violence or suicide. Washington voters such a law with an overwhelming majority in 2016. (Greg Gilbert/The Seattle Times via AP)
The White house even thinks about a proposal recently presented by a longtime friend of President Trump — former NBC chairman Bob Wright — who suggested that a new branch of research, called health Advanced Research Projects Agency (HARPA) will be developed by the management of health problems and problems in the same way that the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) for the military questions.
S included in Wright’s proposal of a program called safe home was a shortcut for the setting of Aberrant Fatal events by Overcoming Mental extremes, which would help in technology-including smartphones, watches and health trackers–to, to, if mentally ill people are violent.
While the technology has not been developed, yet the mere mention of the ability to monitor people, the devices, their potential for violence, a lot of concern about the prospects.
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“I would be glad if some new technology came on suddenly, that would help us, violent risk, but there are so many things about this idea, the prediction of violence, this makes no sense,” said Marisa Randazzo, former chief research psychologist for the U.S. Secret Service, The Washington Post, noting not only worried about the civil liberty, but also about the potential for false positives.
Even without the use of technology, Ellingboe said that it can be difficult to have data on the exact number of gun tragedies that are prevented, but it is estimated that for each 10-to 12-firearms secured with a red flag law, a suicide is prevented.
“In King County alone, at least 200 firearms were secured by the ERPO process in the year 2018, so that the impact is significant,” she said.
A few recent studies in Indiana and Connecticut, respectively, suggest that suicides went down after these countries’ adopt red flag laws were.
Other NRA officials also cited a 2016 study in detail the circumstances behind the use of red flag laws in Connecticut, says that there are some concerns with the findings–especially the low number of people who actually received mental health treatment after their weapons were confiscated, as a result of that the state is the red flag law.
“Among the many failures of Connecticut’s red flag law, it does not provide comprehensive and compassionate treatment to those suffering from mental health crisis,” NRA spokeswoman Catherine Mortensen said in a statement to Fox News. “In fact, less than one-third of those affected by the red flag received mental health treatment after their weapons were confiscated.
“This law strips law-abiding citizens of their Second Amendment rights without a fair trial. We need sensible approaches to combat violence that includes fixing our broken mental health system, while preserving our freedoms intact. This law leads any of these goals.”
But Ellingboe, of the Alliance for Gun responsibility, said that there is sufficient evidence to prove that the laws are effective.
“Just last week, a ERPO was used to shoot the safe 146 weapons of a Maryland man who threatened a job,” she said. “Last year, Vermont law to thwart contributed to a planned rampage. And earlier this summer, Oregon authorities issued ERPO against a man who threatened the protesters.”
Since August, the push for the red flag laws was gaining momentum, especially since Trump has thrown his support behind them.
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“I have the strong support reasonable background checks, in which people who are crazy, mentally ill, where people like that, you should not have weapons,” Trump said in an August rally in New Hampshire. “It is not the gun that pulls the trigger. It is the person who pulls the trigger.”