An “Extreme Risk Firearm Protection Order Act” bill is being introduced in the state Legislature by our governor and her fellow Democrats this month.
Putting lipstick on a pig doesn’t change the fact that it’s still a pig. No matter how you name it, it is still a “Red Flag Law” and it’s pure garbage legislation at its worst.
Just like the Witch Trials in Salem, Massachusetts, in 1692, this bill in its current form would allow anyone with a grudge, any anti-gunner, neighbor, emotionally unstable sibling, in-laws, or anyone else that has a grievance to file unsubstantiated charges against someone and file a complaint without any type of investigation into its validity. Being made under oath and accompanied by a sworn affidavit does absolutely NOTHING to verify the validity of the complaint. If you read this bill in its current form, it’s obvious that it takes away a person’s due process. Which is in typical Democratic lawmaker fashion. You are GUILTY until proven INNOCENT.
This new law should allow petitions be made only by prosecutors and require them to show, based on the respondent’s actions or threats, that he/she poses “an extreme risk.”