MarkD wrote: ↑
Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:35 pm
I am not going to go over everything you said, because in part I mostly agree with it. However, I will say again, you are very much, entirely, completely, on the other side if reality, missing my point. Under the assumption that I am not making my point well, I will try to restate it more completely.
I am against prior restraint and depriving people of their rights based on hearsay. Any law I would support would have to specifically address those points.
I am also against felons having guns. Terroristic threats, criminal conspiracy, and such are already felonies, and they do not involve doing anything (besides talk) thatbitself is criminal. They will already not just get your guns taken away, they will send you to prison. I see no issue in packaging these together in a bill and saying that if these (and possibly related) issues together and saying if you get an indictment and are prosecuting someone for these, take their damn guns (and whatever else). Call it a red flag Bill (marketing), if the police want to take someone's guns, then make them do their jobs and actually build a criminal case. If the cannot or will not do that, then they can fuck off. Perhaps having a hotline or something too?
This moves the ball in the direction we wants and should end the BS prior restraint stuff.
As to federal or state, I am open to arguments either way. Since the RTKBAs is a federal right, it should be covered under Federal law. There is a legal mechanism such that Federal laws can allow mirroring at the state level but preclude greater levels of restrictions, and that I would favor.