Pointless Red Flag Laws

Via Doctors for Responsible Gun Ownership:

“Red flag Laws”, which allow police to seize the firearms of people accused of being at risk to misuse them, have been passed in 19 states. Do they do what proponents say they do? A recent study by Veronica Pear, PhD and Garen Wintemute, MD, and co-authors says the answer is clearly, “No”

DRGO says the laws are pointless, but that assumes you believe the point was public safety. It’s not.

There has never been a valid “Yes” to my Just One Question:

Can you demonstrate one time or place, throughout all history, where the average person was made safer by restricting access to handheld weapons?

It has been over 17 years since I posed the question above and no exceptions to the premise have been found.

The point of such laws is clearly not public safety. The point is to enable the harassments and imprisonment of innocent people who wish to defend themselves from criminals (including those on the government payroll).

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3 thoughts on “Pointless Red Flag Laws

  1. I hope you are not expecting an answer to that question, ever! The beauty of the question is its simplicity in asking for any evidence of the proclaimed intent of gun control schemes. Since gun control (or control of any other self defense capable tools or skills) is only for the aggregation of power through the usurpation of personal liberty against an undefended population; there will never be an example to answer the question with. Your question is one that I would like to make use of, with proper attribution of course, in numerous conversations I seem to end up in. In fact, that question should be on billboards across the country. It is simple enough yet powerful enough that I believe it could very well be a catalyst to increase the speed of change that we need in order to rescue this republic.

  2. Well put. As one man’s trash may be another man’s treasure, so too is one man’s notion of a “pointless” endeavor in fact quite brilliantly planned and executed, but under a paradigm he utterly fails to comprehend.

    As we have repeatedly witnessed a set of behaviors and assertions (from the politicos) that is so completely at odds with stated intent, we have for too long fallen back on our conditioning, which makes us laugh at the “stupidity” of the (Romish) left. We’ve made such a sport of it, in fact, that it’s become difficult to resist the sport even when we know that the time for sport is long over and that the time for serious and sober consideration is now. The popular conservative pundits have for generations encouraged such sporting behavior and therefore, having been inculcated with it, we’ve failed to see the otherwise inescapable conclusion, which is;
    1.The left’s behavior has a dark agenda behind it which is altogether at odds with their assertions of “peace and safety”.
    2. They’re professional liars, thieves, and murderers.
    3. They now rule us, even while we’re poking fun at them. They control the lengths of our leashes, giving us the occasional illusion of liberty.

    Thus, being unable to turn our eyes from the popular game of making fun of the left’s “stupidity”, we’re left, after the laughter dies down, with nothing but anger, and the stinging frustration of seeing so many such “stupid” people somehow nonetheless taking over the world and making a mockery of law and reason while we pay their bills.

    And so, to those conservative pundits and activists who’ve grown popular and wealthy by serving up such conditioning as has us making sport of the left’s “stupidity” and “incompetence”; are you the friends of truth or the accomplices of liars and cheats? For if we waste our attentions and precious time making sport, failing thereby to arrive at the truth, and thus being unable to respond to the enemies of liberty appropriately (that being as the organized criminals they are), can we who espouse liberty count you as friends? Or is it a fact that with “friends” like you on one side, and the agents of the (Romish) doctrines of the left on the other, we are seeing and hearing none but enemies, each “side” playing its own version of gaslighting?

    “There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when ye shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, and you yourselves thrust out.” Luke 13:28

    Where then, and to whom, may we look for the truth? Certainly not to anyone in this world.

    And how long will we keep falling for the lie which says, “We all want the same things. We disagree only on how to get there.”?

    No, People! We most definitely do NOT want the same things, and we never did!. Thus, anyone pushing for global “Unity” is a liar, guaranteed!
    http://ultimak.com/Left-Speak.htm#Unity

    We must start, perhaps, by fully admitting that we’ve fallen for a pack of sadistic lies. Maybe we’ve even embraced those lies, and run with them, and maybe even for all of our lives up until now. But at some point the truth will become undeniable, and who wants to be the last holdout embracing lies?

  3. And what you have pointed out Joe is one of the most problematic in our society. We are never allowed to have an honest debate about the true effects imposed on society. At an official level.
    About anything the government does.
    It’s always the same with power grubbing bitches.

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