Recently, we learned that Florida is apparently using its “red flag” law an average of five times a day.
Five times per day. That’s 1,825 people flagged per year.
“Red flag” goes into effect. Homicides go up. Firearm homicides go up. Suicides go up.
They don’t work. The vast majority of firearm homicides are committed by people who aren’t supposed to have guns anyway, and who will get them; generally in an unlawful fashion.
“Red flag” laws may even make suicides worse, by aggravating already disturbed people while leaving them on the loose to die by other means, and by not Baker Acting them so they get help. If I’m correct, 2019 suicide numbers in Florida may well be even worse than the significant increase of 2018.
September 28, 2019
Florida Red Flag Law: How is it working out?
If only the facts mattered. As anti-gunner Joe Biden said “We choose truth over facts.”
These things will have be resolved in some other way than public debate and legislative action, perhaps the courts, because facts are mostly irrelevant to the political left.—Joe]