Republicans and Independents Say Government Will Abuse Red Flag Laws


The majority of Republican and Independent voters think “red flag” gun laws that allow judges to confiscate individuals’ firearms can be abused for political reasons, according to a new poll.

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Convention of States Action, along with the Trafalgar Group, released polling data Wednesday that shows that 72.2% of Republicans and 52.3% of Independents “believe that ‘red flag’ gun control laws that are designed to temporarily take guns away from individuals have the potential to be abused by local authorities and government officials to disarm their political opponents and/or citizens who disagree with them.”

Only 16.4% of Democrats agreed.

Overall, 46.7% of all surveyed said there was potential for abuse while 30.8% said there was no potential for abuse of the laws. The poll is timely since the U.S. Senate voted late Tuesday to advance a round of gun control measures that included support from 14 Republicans, reports Center Square.


“Americans want real, workable solutions to the mass shootings we are seeing in this nation, but it’s obvious that they don’t see the proposed ‘red flag’ laws as the answer,” said Convention of States Action President Mark Meckler.

“Government officials at all levels have spent the last two years demonizing their opponents and using whatever means possible to censor or threaten those who disagree with them, so the idea that we should now trust those same people to not abuse a law that could infringe on basic constitutional rights is laughable.”


In today’s ruling overturning the New York law on concealed carry, Justice Thomas referenced the 2nd and the 14th amendments. The 14th references due process. Red Flag laws allow a judge to confiscate guns without due process. The gun owner can petition the court for the return of the guns but it’s an expensive process. It is possible that this New York ruling is a shot across the bow of Red Flag laws.


National Association for Gun Rights tweeted: Would you look at that! 9 out of the top 11 highest NRA-funded US Senators voted FOR selling out your gun rights to the Democrats.

There is so much hypocrisy in DC.

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5 months ago

The Government can confiscate what they can’t find.

Mark Schwendau
5 months ago

The SCOTUS has found Red Flags unconstitutional so this won’t last long. The law allows abuse and avoids due process. Instead of getting SWATTED, people will get RED FLAGGED instead.

5 months ago

While I’m no fan of Wayne, but I am a NRA member – how can you know which corrupt back-stabbing repuglikins won’t take the money & run on a gun issue? The NRA gives pennys on lobbyists, while big pharma spends thousands on them. Perhaps voters need to visit their legislator’s homes and camp on their front yards?

Judyann Joyner, RN
Judyann Joyner, RN
5 months ago
Reply to  lazarusreddog

There is not a single doubt in my mind, red flag laws, ALL of which are unconstitutional, will most definitely be abused. Our justice system is already being abused as evidenced by political prisoners still languishing in a DC jail. Did you EVER think you’d see political prisoners in America?

When you look at the list of names, they are the perennial traitors selling us out for YEARS … sometimes, MANY years. McConnell, the Chief Great Betrayer, as been at it nearly 40 YEARS!

We need an utter and complete shake up of DC and our Federal government. Those who are NOT genuine, MAGA Republicans must GO. A step further, ANY Republican who has NOT been a full=throated supporter of Trump IS, by nature, a betrayer.

Trump was bringing that exact shake up we so desperately needed, why GOP Elites hate him. All that hate is driven by pure fear because they were about to be exposed.

We’re told the numbers of sociopaths are far greater than anybody realizes, they walk among us. Few ever become serial killers but most are driven to positions of power like corporate CEOs and politicians. The only thing sociopaths fear is being found out for what they are.

President Trump’s 1st term was meant to EXPOSE the traitors; term #2 was for cleaning house. We Must get him back to finish the job he started.

These words must be remembered, repeated until every clear thinking citizen understands what needs to be done:

But when a long train of Abuses and Usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object, evinces a Design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their Right, it is their Duty to throw off such Government and to provide new Guards for their future Security.” —The U. S. Declaration of Independence, 1776.”

mostly grey
mostly grey
5 months ago

All firearms laws are UnConstitutional as all infringe on a citizens right to keep and bear arms, the wording is explicitly clear. The intent is explicitly clear, the unintended meaning is also explicitly clear.
We have not had a lawful dept. of justice system in this country for decades, it is just no blatantly apparent they are nothing more than the Stasi, GRU, or KGB, all related to, but predating the Brownshirts of the 30’s & 40’s. Where do you think Hitler, Castro, Mao, Pol Pot and the rest of the dirtbags got the idea? Right out of the Marxist playbook.

5 months ago
Reply to  mostly grey

The intent of the 2nd Amendment was to ensure a “Citizen” could possess any weapon an infantry soldier might have. That included, grenades, bombs, rockets, pistols, rifles, and Cannons. All were privately owned without any registration when the 2nd Amendment was passed. So ANY gun control Law requires a Constitutional Amendment. (Good Luck!) Owning “Weapons of War” was considered an inalienable right by the Nation’s Founders in order to keep the Government in check and scared of The People.

Ronald Harms
Ronald Harms
5 months ago

The Biden regime is a perfect example of the government our founders warned us about. The reason they left and came here in the first place wasn’t for this otherwise they would have never left.

John Vieira
5 months ago

The pressure is ON for the rinos to deliver for their leftist MASTERS…including the ones on the Jan. 6th Kangaroo committee. Monkey Pox is being ‘weaponized’…at least in the MSM… the SIXTH WAVE is dangling like Damocles’ sword and everything is being done, MSM wise, to demonize Russia, whitewash the criminal, CIA instituted regime and their war crimes in the Donbass and instigate WW111 if necessary…