Did you See this "Poll" being Pushed on Fox Newsand Everywhere Else Yesterday?
Do YOU Believe it?
How about the "polls", including Fox News, showing nearly every Democrat beating Trump in 2020? Do you believe those "polls"? How do they square with this Zogby "poll" showing Trump's approval numbers at record highs and support by 51% of Hispanics and 28% of Blacks approving of the President? How did Fox News and these other people's "polls" do at predicting the 2016 Presidential race? They were ALL wrong. These aren't REAL "polls" they are propaganda tools and you should tell people not to believe them and trust your own eyes and ears and brains to figure out what is really going on.
So, let's look at this "Red Flag Law" poll. If I ask you "Do you think mentally ill people should own guns?" of course you are going to say NO! The Devil is in the details as always. Some "Red Flag Laws" are saying that only family members could ask a judge to take away your guns because they "think" you are "mentally ill" and a danger to them or yourself. What's your definition of the word "family" today? Some "Red Flag Laws" include "friends" and most give police that ability to go to court and ask a judge to take your guns away. Is a judge qualified to determine your mental condition?
What is YOUR description of "mentally illness"? Would you trust any Psychiatrist, nearly 100% of whom are leftist, who supports the idea that what was 10 years ago a scientifically proven "mental illness" called "gender dysphoria" is now not a mental illness and now swears that gender is not determined by biology but by how you "feel"? Would you trust a court appointed Psychiatrist or Phycologist to make that decision about YOU when they literally deny science to conform to their leftist ideology? How do you think they feel about guns? From what I have read, nearly 100% of these cases go against the accused. All it takes is an accusation.
I have been reading stories of where these "Red Flag Laws" have "worked" to save lives. They rarely stop "potential" mass shootings, they stop suicides and domestic violence. Now in a dozen states, you can go to court and tell the judge that your husband or son or brother-in-law is acting strange or made a threat and the judge can order the police to take your guns because of something you said on social media or just said during a heated argument. OK, so you take my guns. If I am suicidal what stops me from hanging myself or overdosing on drugs? Nothing.
If I am a danger to my spouse and you take away my guns, what is going to keep me from just strangling them or stabbing them with a knife. Nothing. If I have posted on social media or a school bathroom wall about killing a bunch of people and you take away my guns, what is going to keep me from mowing down a bunch of students with my car or setting fire to the church while people are in it? NOTHING!
So, it isn't the guns is it? Only incarceration will stop violent people from acting out. That means that if a family member or anyone goes to the police and says this person is a threat to me or society then the police already have laws to arrest those people and lock them up - if they can prove it. There is the rub. It takes a lot of time and work to "prove" that someone "intends" to do something before they do it. Particularly when a US Citizen has free speech rights and 2nd Amendment rights and 4th Amendment rights. What we are talking about doing is replacing your rights and the rule of law with "opinions". Who wants to go down that path?
The bottom line is that it has NOTHING to do with guns. That is just an excuse for the left to create law that eventually allows them to confiscate guns from all citizens. That "poll" is only intended to give lefty "republicans" like Rob Portman and John Kasich cover to support taking away your rights, you freedom, your liberty AND your guns!
If the police can "PROVE" someone is a danger, AND the accused is given due process to defend themselves, then they should be locked up in a prison or mental institution. However I don't believe that the police should be allowed to take their guns - because you can't use a gun if you are locked up! See, but here is the other rub. The Psychiatric profession is not reliable in diagnosing "mental illness". Many of the mass shooters and killers, have been under the care of Psychiatrists who told parents that they were not a danger! In this article a Psychiatrist said "experienced psychiatrists fare no better than a roll of the dice at predicting violence"!
Like I said, the devil is in the details and that "poll" did not ask about those details and the people who answers the poll question had not consider ANY of this before answering. Well we better consider ALL of this before anyone makes "Red Flag Laws" the law of the land! The problem is NOT guns, the problem is our CULTURE and "Red Flag Laws" are doing nothing to address that and will do nothing to prevent mass shootings or mass killings through other means. All they will do is allow the Left to end the 2nd Amendment and confiscate the guns of all Americans. We are NOT GOING TO LET THAT HAPPEN!
We the People Convention