During Tuesday’s hearing on confiscatory red flag laws, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said, “every right has limits,” Breitbart reports.
Graham supports red flag laws, and in early March, he told CNN the confiscatory laws represent a place Republicans and Democrats can “come together” on gun control. Ironically, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) was able to use the hearing as a venue in which to promote her “Extreme Risk Protection Order of 2019.”
Breitbart News reported that Feinstein’s bill seeks to encourage more states to adopt Extreme Risk Protection Orders, i.e., red flag laws, which allow for the issuance of court orders to confiscate firearms.
Feinstein set up her push for a confiscatory law by tweeting:
“One common thread that runs through mass shootings in this country is that family and friends are often the first to be aware that perpetrators pose threats to themselves or others. But too often, families and police have no power to act”
One common thread that runs through mass shootings in this country is that family and friends are often the first to be aware that perpetrators pose threats to themselves or others. But too often, families and police have no power to act.
— Sen Dianne Feinstein (@SenFeinstein) March 25, 2019
The head of a national gun-rights group is urging South Carolina gun owners to tell U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham that they disagree with his support for federal legislation urging states to adopt “red-flag” gun seizure laws.
“Attach your teeth to Senator Graham’s keister, That is what politicians listen to. When they feel the heat, they see the light.” ~ National Association for Gun Rights President Dudley Brown
Brown appeared with state Rep. Jonathon Hill, a Republican from Anderson, during a news conference Monday at Sharpshooters Gun Club and Range in Greenville.
Graham, a Republican from Seneca who is chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, is to preside over a hearing Tuesday on a measure encouraging states to adopt laws permitting authorities to seize guns from people who are deemed to be dangerous. The bill proposed by U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, a Republican from Florida, would allocate $100 million in federal money during the next five years to states that implement “extreme risk protection orders.”
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