Washington, DC — The number of Republicans willing to pass Red Flag laws grew on Sunday after Dan Crenshaw and Lindsey Graham tweeted that they would support Red Flag legislation, with Trump doing the same on Monday.
On Tuesday, South Dakota’s John Thune was interviewed by the Sioux Falls, SD Argus Leader and said that he is “confident that Congress will be able to find common ground on the so-called red flag issue.”
We all know what “common ground” is.
That’s what brought us Fix NICS, bump stock bans, and more.
So-called “common ground” is giving the left what they want and gun owners get SCREWED.
“Common ground” is a verbal tactic that allows spineless politicians on the right to join the left on their side, on what is now common leftist ground.
Thune, the second ranking Senate Republican, could have come out with a scathing rebuke of Republicans who are falling all over themselves to appease the left.
He could point out that there are mental health laws on the books in many states already that would allow a person to be taken for a mental health evaluation if family or law enforcement think they pose a danger to themselves or others.
He could have said that Red Flag laws would create a mountain of new problems that would destroy the rights of tens of millions of Americans.
He could have pointed out that Red Flag laws destroy the 2nd, 4th, and 6th Amendments, and the fundamental right to due process.
He could have pointed out that most current iterations of Red Flags have a terrible mechanism for abuse, wherein the accused doesn’t have to face their accuser and there is no objective standard of evidence that must be met before the threat is deemed credible.
He could have encouraged other Republicans to stand their ground against the radical left who are happy to use a tragedy to advance their political agenda of disarming American citizens.
Instead, he uses political language to basically concede the battle on Red Flags without a fight.
Voters who are represented by these jelly-spine Republicans that are ready to compromise on gun right need to hold their feet to the fire or THROW THEM OUT.
What’s the point of voting for “our guy” if he doesn’t stand up for us?
We need pro-gun legislators like Thune to hold the line, or he’s worthless to gun owners.
Enough compromise with the left.
Defenseless citizens aren’t the answer to the problem of mass shootings, and destroying the Constitution sure won’t help, either.