President Trump tweeted the following on August 13th, 2019:
Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) Would Chris Cuomo be given a Red Flag for his recent rant? Filthy language and a total loss of control. He shouldn’t be allowed to have any weapon. He’s nuts!
With this one tweet every American can see the great danger of red flag laws.
QUESTION: Did President Trump send out this tweet to kill any chance of a federal red flag law passing?
President Trump may be thinking 20 steps ahead of both the Republicans who support red flag laws and Democrats who support universal background checks. Republicans have no stomach to pass any universal background check laws. Republicans also are not in favor of banning “assault rifles” either.
Has Trump shown Republicans and Democrats alike what they can expect when he’s re-elected? Is the President showing how a red flag law can be used to go after the many “crazies” in the Democratic and even in the RepublicanParty?
Here’s The President’s Strategy
No matter what you think about Chris Cuomo’s rant, his use of foul language and loss of control, it doesn’t rise to the level of taking away a fundamental Constitutional right.
Does this tweet rise to the level of taking away Cuomo’s 2nd Amendment rights to keep and bear arms? I, and my guess is that President Trump, think not.
When any President of the United States calls another person “nuts” (crazy) and implies that that person shouldn’t be allowed to “have any weapon” law enforcement takes notice.
We are moving down a very slippery slope indeed. And perhaps President Trump is putting on the brakes?
As I warned before, “Red flag laws will inevitably lead to innocent people caught up in the feeding frenzy to keep guns out of the hands of ‘crazy people’.”
Trump’s tweet makes my point perfectly.
Be warned. Red flag laws and universal background checks are very very dangerous. They can be used to disarm law abiding citizens, political opponents, and even journalists. We will wait and see what happens when Congress reconvenes. Hopefully the panic to do something will have subsided. And the Constitutional right to keep and bear arms will prevail.
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