It’s good to see that Graham has completely recovered from his fit of manliness during the Kavanaugh hearing. And, it’s good to see RepubliCONS like Graham progressing. Instead of waiting, posturing, and then caving to the Dems, they’re now actively proving their uselessness.
Graham is hoping to get bipartisan support for the bill, which he said will provide grants to states that implement “red flag laws.”
Senate Judiciary Committee chair Lindsey Graham told BuzzFeed News he will start crafting legislation next week to expand police powers to preemptively seize firearms from people believed to be a danger to themselves or others.
Graham is angling to get bipartisan support for his bill, and has been in discussions with Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal. Neither would outline specifics Thursday beyond saying it will be an original piece of legislation. Graham said work on hammering out the contents of the bill will begin next week.
“The benefits are enormous. If you just stop one, that’s enormous. And there has to be due process, we all get that,” Graham said last week at the end of a Judiciary Committee meeting studying red flag laws.
Democrats widely welcomed ERPO legislation, while also saying more reforms are needed.
“I think that Republicans know they can’t do nothing any longer. Republicans know they can’t go into 2020 exposed on the issue of guns like they were in 2018,” said Sen. Chris Murphy. “I don’t think red flags law are sufficient from a policy perspective or a political perspective. They’re diversionary.”
Other Democrats were surprised that a powerful Republican like Graham would be willing to try to pass any kind of red flag law legislation.
Preemptive stupidity to surprise even the Democrats. Yay! And, no, Mr. and Mrs. Libertarian, there’s no need for any of this nor any legal authority for this (or any other gun control).
Now, if “dangerous people” applies to the police and the military, then maybe there’s something there. Of course, we all know who’s dangerous to Washington. We all know that they are dangerous to us, especially the swishy, ultra-leftwing “conservative” types.