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Offline Right_in_Virginia

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'Red flag' and background check legislation lead gun control measures that could get a vote in Congress
Washington Examiner, Aug 7, 2019

A bipartisan bill to expand background checks and legislation that would flag mentally unstable gun owners are at the top of possible measures Congress could consider in the wake of the two mass shootings in Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas.

Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, a Democrat from New York, and Rep. Pete King, a Republican from New York, held a joint press conference in Long Island calling on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to convene the Senate in August and call up a vote on legislation that would require a background check for every gun purchase, including now-excluded gun shows and private sales.

Other lawmakers want Congress to take up “red flag” legislation that would permit the seizure of guns from people deemed dangerous to themselves or to others.

Neither proposal goes as far as many Democrats would like: banning assault-style weapons and bulk sales of ammunition.

But the two recent shootings, which happened in a year of many other similar incidents, has pushed even some GOP lawmakers into backing a weapons ban.

“I will support legislation that prevents the sale of military style weapons to civilians, a magazine limit, and red flag legislation,” Rep. Mike Turner, a Republican from Ohio, who represents Dayton, said Tuesday. “I believe these are necessary steps forward in protecting our country and a testament to American values, which include protecting human life.”

Trump so far has not publicly indicated support for banning weapons.   Instead, he signaled he’s interested in both the background check expansion and red flag proposals.


More:   https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/red-flag-and-background-check-legislation-lead-gun-control-measures-that-could-get-a-vote-in-congress
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'Red flag' and background check legislation lead gun control measures that could get a vote in Congress
Washington Examiner, Aug 7, 2019

A bipartisan bill to expand background checks and legislation that would flag mentally unstable gun owners are at the top of possible measures Congress could consider in the wake of the two mass shootings in Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas.

Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, a Democrat from New York, and Rep. Pete King, a Republican from New York, held a joint press conference in Long Island calling on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to convene the Senate in August and call up a vote on legislation that would require a background check for every gun purchase, including now-excluded gun shows and private sales.

Other lawmakers want Congress to take up “red flag” legislation that would permit the seizure of guns from people deemed dangerous to themselves or to others.

Neither proposal goes as far as many Democrats would like: banning assault-style weapons and bulk sales of ammunition.

But the two recent shootings, which happened in a year of many other similar incidents, has pushed even some GOP lawmakers into backing a weapons ban.

“I will support legislation that prevents the sale of military style weapons to civilians, a magazine limit, and red flag legislation,” Rep. Mike Turner, a Republican from Ohio, who represents Dayton, said Tuesday. “I believe these are necessary steps forward in protecting our country and a testament to American values, which include protecting human life.”

Trump so far has not publicly indicated support for banning weapons.   Instead, he signaled he’s interested in both the background check expansion and red flag proposals.


More:   https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/red-flag-and-background-check-legislation-lead-gun-control-measures-that-could-get-a-vote-in-congress

Trump has not indicated yet that he is in support of banning weapons, but he publicly stated that he was for red flag laws.

IMHO what will red flag laws do?  They will only increase the number of people not getting help.  I predict, if red flag laws are passed, gun owners who suffer from depression, panic attacks, post partum depression, PTSD, etc., will not seek help for fear of losing their weapons.

What positive is going to come out of this?? Nothing. It will only allow further gun control laws, overreach by government and infringement upon the 2A.

Meanwhile -- Whites will be targeted more so than others; you know all the White Supremacy going on!
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Trump says he favors background checks as he leaves for Ohio and Texas

https://t.co/jMewLPh6kY?amp=1


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