This article was published by The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor on Wednesday, August 14, 2019:
Red flag laws are pernicious, not because they are evil (which they are), nor because they’re unconstitutional (which they are), nor because they don’t work (which they don’t). It’s because, says Missouri Representative Tony Lovasco, people who think about them (if they think about them at all) are certain they don’t apply to them. After all, who in their right mind would even dream of shooting up a Walmart?
Lovasco (R-Mo.), writing in The Hill, exposed the danger of the thinking by law-abiding citizens that such laws could never apply to them: “Proponents of gun control (and make no mistake, red flag laws are gun control) want you to think, ‘I’m not like them. This isn’t about me.’ But you are like them, and it is about you. It’s about everyone.”
Every American citizen, gun owner or not, has unalienable rights, wrote Lovasco: “The right to face your accuser. The right to due process. The right to protection against unreasonable searches and seizures. Every one of these rights is explicitly violated under red flag laws.”