Gun Grabbing Pre-Crime Attempt Gaining Steam in the Senate (OP-ED)

Gun Grabbing Pre-Crime Attempt Gaining Steam in the Senate (OP-ED)

Democrats warn that this is ‘still not enough,’ but enough for what?

A bipartisan proposal by Senators Graham and Blumenthal is ‘gaining steam’ to encourage states to adopt red flag anti-gun laws.

Trump has ‘signaled’ support for the plan.

“State red flag laws will provide the tools for law enforcement to do something about many of these situations before it’s too late.” Said Graham, referring to the laws already enacted in 17 states and D.C. that treat the innocent as guily, violating a number of rights.

Graham and Blumenthal are still developing the plan, but similar plans have included paying states to enact the 2nd Amendment-infringing laws.

‘Grim Reaper’ McConnell said “[Bans on so-called ‘assault weapons is] certainly one of the front and center issues, but what we can’t do is fail to pass something.” (from Firearms Policy Coalition)

It bears repeating that in history there are many examples of governments grabbing citizens’ guns and then committing horrible atrocities against them – – even genocide. Not to suggest that’s what is happening here, but with all the corruption, lies, missing money, pedophelia, cronyism, and more going on in the U.S. Government, it’s not a leap of logic to at least suggest there may be an alternate motive than just “protecting the people from bad guys.”

For a stark reminder: obesity, cancer, car accidents, medical malpractice and the flu all individually kill more people than people kill people using guns. Nations with strict gun control, like China, still see mass stabbings. In short, weapons are tools, and can be used for good or for bad – – it depends on the user and the choices we make; the blame cannot be logically applied to the inanimate object, but the person making the choice. Frankly, one must question why there are not political calls to ban “assault minivans” or “high capacity hamburgers” or “bad doctor red flag laws.”

It is clear that certain people in our government want to do away with the human right to bear arms and the human right to defend oneself, family, property. Tellingly, many of those very gun-grabbing people walk around with armed guards (Chicago mayor Daley and Senate Democrats come to mind). What is also clear is that this sort of gun grab usually does not end well for the unarmed, historically. What is also clear is that gun violence problems are tiny in comparison to other problems, yet our “representatives” seem only interested in grabbing our guns.

Hopefully our representatives can go back to actually representing our interests like reducing obesity rates, heart attack rates, medical malpractice rates, car accident rates, etc. instead of continuing to attempt to infringe upon our human rights.