What Are Red Flag Laws? | NBC News Now

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THERE APPEARS TO BE NEW MOMENTUM IN CONGRESS. IN CONGRESS. WHAT ARE THEY AND DO THEY WORK WHAT ARE THEY AND DO THEY WORK IN THE STATES THAT ALREADY HAVE IN THE STATES THAT ALREADY HAVE THEM? THEM? KATE SNOW EXPLAINS. KATE SNOW EXPLAINS.>>IT DESCRIBES A LAW THAT>>IT DESCRIBES A LAW THAT ANYONE WHO SEES A PROBLEM WITH A ANYONE WHO SEES A PROBLEM WITH A FRIEND, FAMILY MEMBER OR SOMEONE FRIEND, FAMILY MEMBER OR SOMEONE THEY KNOW AND THINKS THIS PERSON THEY KNOW AND THINKS THIS PERSON MIGHT BE A DANGER TO THEMSELVES MIGHT BE A DANGER TO THEMSELVES OR OTHERS AND THEY HAVE A OR OTHERS AND THEY HAVE A WEAPON. WEAPON. SO RED FLAG LAWS, THE IDEA IS SO RED FLAG LAWS, THE IDEA IS THAT YOU CAN GO TO THE POLICE THAT YOU CAN GO TO THE POLICE AND ASK FOR A KIND OF PROTECTION AND ASK FOR A KIND OF PROTECTION ORDER AGAINST THAT PERSON THAT ORDER AGAINST THAT PERSON THAT WOLD REMOVE — WHERE POLICE WOLD REMOVE — WHERE POLICE WOULD REMOVE THE WEAPONS FROM WOULD REMOVE THE WEAPONS FROM THAT PERSON TEMPORARILY. THAT PERSON TEMPORARILY. THEN IT GOES THROUGH A COURT THEN IT GOES THROUGH A COURT PROCESS. PROCESS. DIFFERENT STATES HAVE DIFFERENT DIFFERENT STATES HAVE DIFFERENT LAWS RIGHT NOW. LAWS RIGHT NOW. 17 STATES PLUS THE DISTRICT OF 17 STATES PLUS THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA THAT HAVE SOME FORM OF COLUMBIA THAT HAVE SOME FORM OF A RED FLAG LAW. A RED FLAG LAW. THEY VARY A LITTLE BIT IN TERMS THEY VARY A LITTLE BIT IN TERMS OF HOW THE PROCESS WORKS, HOW OF HOW THE PROCESS WORKS, HOW LONG THE GUN OR WEAPON IS TAKEN LONG THE GUN OR WEAPON IS TAKEN AWAY FOR. AWAY FOR. WHETHER THE PERSON COULD THEN GO WHETHER THE PERSON COULD THEN GO GET ANOTHER WEAPON. GET ANOTHER WEAPON. IN SOME STATES THAT’S ALLOWED. IN SOME STATES THAT’S ALLOWED. THEY ARE GENERALLY THE SAME THEY ARE GENERALLY THE SAME IDEA, WHICH IS REMOVING WEAPONS IDEA, WHICH IS REMOVING WEAPONS FROM SOMEONE WHO MIGHT BE A FROM SOMEONE WHO MIGHT BE A THREAT TO THEMSELVES OR OTHERS. THREAT TO THEMSELVES OR OTHERS. IT’S BEEN A LITTLE BIT IT’S BEEN A LITTLE BIT CONTROVERSIAL IN THE SENSE THAT CONTROVERSIAL IN THE SENSE THAT THE NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION THE NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION AND SOME PEOPLE WHO SUPPORT THEM AND SOME PEOPLE WHO SUPPORT THEM WORRY ABOUT DUE PROCESS. WORRY ABOUT DUE PROCESS. THEY WORRY ABOUT IF YOU’RE GOING THEY WORRY ABOUT IF YOU’RE GOING TO TAKE SOMEONE’S WEAPONS AWAY TO TAKE SOMEONE’S WEAPONS AWAY THAT THEY LEGALLY OWN, WHAT’S THAT THEY LEGALLY OWN, WHAT’S THE PROCESS FOR DOING THAT? THE PROCESS FOR DOING THAT? AND HOW DO WE KNOW THAT SOMEONE AND HOW DO WE KNOW THAT SOMEONE IS NOT GOING TO MAKE SOMETHING IS NOT GOING TO MAKE SOMETHING UP AND SAY KATE HAS A WEAPON AND UP AND SAY KATE HAS A WEAPON AND I THINK SHE’S A DANGER AND GO I THINK SHE’S A DANGER AND GO GET IT AND TAKE IT AWAY, AND GET IT AND TAKE IT AWAY, AND REALLY I’M NOT A THREAT AT ALL. REALLY I’M NOT A THREAT AT ALL. SOME PEOPLE MIGHT WONDER ARE SOME PEOPLE MIGHT WONDER ARE THESE LAWS EFFECTIVE OR NOT? THESE LAWS EFFECTIVE OR NOT? THEY’RE VERY RECENT IN TERMS OF THEY’RE VERY RECENT IN TERMS OF ALL THE STATES THAT HAVE THEM. ALL THE STATES THAT HAVE THEM. THEY’VE HAPPENED IN RECENT THEY’VE HAPPENED IN RECENT YEARS. YEARS. THERE’S NOT A LOT OF EMPIRICAL THERE’S NOT A LOT OF EMPIRICAL EVIDENCE. EVIDENCE. THEY CALLED A BUNCH OF DOCTORS, THEY CALLED A BUNCH OF DOCTORS, MEDICAL RESEARCHERS AND SAID MEDICAL RESEARCHERS AND SAID THERE IS EVIDENCE IN EARLY THERE IS EVIDENCE IN EARLY STUDIES THAT SHOW THAT A RED STUDIES THAT SHOW THAT A RED FLAG LAW, REMOVING A WEAPON FROM FLAG LAW, REMOVING A WEAPON FROM SOMEONE WHO MIGHT BE A DANGER TO SOMEONE WHO MIGHT BE A DANGER TO THEMSELVES, CAN ACTUALLY PREVENT THEMSELVES, CAN ACTUALLY PREVENT SUICIDE WHICH, OBVIOUSLY, IS A SUICIDE WHICH, OBVIOUSLY, IS A REALLY GOOD THING IF WE CAN REALLY GOOD THING IF WE CAN PREVENT SUICIDE. PREVENT SUICIDE. THE SUICIDE RATE IN THIS COUNTRY THE SUICIDE RATE IN THIS COUNTRY IS THE HIGHEST IT’S BEEN SINCE IS THE HIGHEST IT’S BEEN SINCE THE 1940s BUT THERE’S NOT THE 1940s BUT THERE’S NOT EVIDENCE TO SHOW YET IF THEY EVIDENCE TO SHOW YET IF THEY MIGHT PREVENT MASS SHOOTINGS OR MIGHT PREVENT MASS SHOOTINGS OR EVEN HOMICIDES. EVEN HOMICIDES. STUDIES ARE BEING DONE BUT IT’S STUDIES ARE BEING DONE BUT IT’S INCONCLUSIVE AT THE MOMENT. INCONCLUSIVE AT THE MOMENT. IT’S HARD TO PROVE A NEGATIVE. IT’S HARD TO PROVE A NEGATIVE. BY TAKING SOMEONE’S GUN AWAY YOU BY TAKING SOMEONE’S GUN AWAY YOU PREVENTED SOMETHING THAT WOULD PREVENTED SOMETHING THAT WOULD HAVE OTHERWISE HAPPENED. HAVE OTHERWISE HAPPENED. IT’S HARD TO PROVE THAT. IT’S HARD TO PROVE THAT. SO IT’S INCONCLUSIVE. SO IT’S INCONCLUSIVE. THOSE WHO SUPPORT GUN LAW THOSE WHO SUPPORT GUN LAW CHANGES, THOSE WHO WANT MORE CHANGES, THOSE WHO WANT MORE RESTRICTIONS VERY MUCH SUPPORT RESTRICTIONS VERY MUCH SUPPORT RED FLAG LAWS AND SAY YES, IT RED FLAG LAWS AND SAY YES, IT DOES WORK, BUT THEY ALSO SAY DOES WORK, BUT THEY ALSO SAY IT’S NOT ENOUGH. IT’S NOT ENOUGH. RIGHT NOW THERE IS SOME RIGHT NOW THERE IS SOME MOMENTUM. MOMENTUM. THERE’S A BIPARTISAN BILL BY THERE’S A BIPARTISAN BILL BY LINDSEY GRAHAM AND RICH LINDSEY GRAHAM AND RICH BLUMENTHAL, A DEMOCRAT AND THERE BLUMENTHAL, A DEMOCRAT AND THERE SEEMS TO BE SOME BIPARTISAN SEEMS TO BE SOME BIPARTISAN SUPPORT FOR DOING SOMETHING, SUPPORT FOR DOING SOMETHING, SOME SMALL THING. SOME SMALL THING. MAYBE IT’S NOT THE ANSWER TO MAYBE IT’S NOT THE ANSWER TO EVERYTHING BUT AT LEAST IT WOULD EVERYTHING BUT AT LEAST IT WOULD PROVIDE THIS RED FLAG LAW IN PROVIDE THIS RED FLAG LAW IN MORE STATES. MORE STATES. THE IDEA BEHIND LINDSEY GRAHAM’S THE IDEA BEHIND LINDSEY GRAHAM’S PROPOSAL IS TO GIVE A GRANT, PROPOSAL IS TO GIVE A GRANT, CREATE A FEDERAL GRANT PROGRAM CREATE A FEDERAL GRANT PROGRAM THAT WOULD ENCOURAGE STATES TO THAT WOULD ENCOURAGE STATES TO ADOPT THEIR OWN RED FLAG LAWS. ADOPT THEIR OWN RED FLAG LAWS. THE PRESIDENT VOICED SOME THE PRESIDENT VOICED SOME SUPPORT FOR THIS. SUPPORT FOR THIS. AGAIN, THERE IS SUPPORT ON BOTH AGAIN, THERE IS SUPPORT ON BOTH SIDES OF THE AISLE AND ON SIDES OF THE AISLE AND ON CAPITOL HILL. CAPITOL HILL. HOWEVER, SOME DEMOCRATS ARE HOWEVER, SOME DEMOCRATS ARE SAYING IT DOESN’T GO FAR ENOUGH. SAYING IT DOESN’T GO FAR ENOUGH. I DON’T WANT TO DO JUST RED FLAG I DON’T WANT TO DO JUST RED FLAG LAWS. LAWS. I WANT TO DO MORE THAN THAT. I WANT TO DO MORE THAN THAT. WE WANT TO DO BACKGROUND CHECKS WE WANT TO DO BACKGROUND CHECKS AND OTHER MEASURES TO LIMIT AND OTHER MEASURES TO LIMIT GUNS. GUNS. WHETHER OR NOT IT’S GOING TO BE WHETHER OR NOT IT’S GOING TO BE ABLE TO WORK ITS WAY THROUGH THE ABLE TO WORK ITS WAY THROUGH THE SENATE IS A BIG QUESTION MARK IN SENATE IS A BIG QUESTION MARK IN THE HOUSE. THE HOUSE. DEMOCRATS CONTROL THE HOUSE. DEMOCRATS CONTROL THE HOUSE. THEY CAN PROBABLY GET IT THEY CAN PROBABLY GET IT THROUGH. THROUGH. BUT THE SENATE DEMOCRATIC BUT THE SENATE DEMOCRATIC LEADER, CHUCK SCHUMER, SAID HE LEADER, CHUCK SCHUMER, SAID HE WANTS MORE THAN JUST RED FLAG WANTS MORE THAN JUST RED FLAG LAWS. LAWS. HE WANTS MORE THAN THAT. HE WANTS MORE THAN THAT. HE WANTS TO ENCOURAGE MITCH

28 thoughts on “What Are Red Flag Laws? | NBC News Now

  • Eric x Post author

    Anyone who goes to counseling, is on antidepressants, or mood stabilizers is a danger to others.

  • Drew Berning Post author

    Bye bye due process

  • LAST CALL Post author

    Red flag law = slippery slope

  • Blither box Post author

    Don't forget about the sociopath commie teachers who are grooming the children to rise up and make love the law.   Moms won't be able to read  Guns and Ammo without the school showing up with the police.

  • Chris Jennings Post author

    The Constitution !!!!! 2nd Amedment Right To bare Arms to protect myself from Crazy People & Crazy Goverment!!!!!

  • Closeoutracer Post author

    Not the answer. Mental Institutions that housed the violently mentally ill were sued into extinction in the 70's and 80's … No amount of legislation will address that. Attorneys … the destroyers of society.

  • masked wolf Post author

    No.

  • David Grover Post author

    Not satisfied to violate the 2nd Amendment you Vermin are now targeting the 5th and 14th. Anyone participating in such an order should expect to be sued or summarily executed.

  • DMG2FUN Post author

    If there were real red flag laws. Every crazy dem in America would be locked up.

  • Elijah Wood Post author

    Red flag laws set a precedent beyond firearms it allows the government to seize property without due process or evidence in general. Meaning if you’re not politically in the right they might take your house or car because they just feel like it. This is another communist social agenda pushed by idiots in the Democratic party.

  • exexpat11 Post author

    Another Patriot Act in the making aimed directly at American Citizens. So, when you divorce or have a neighbor that does not like what you say or someone on the internet wants to silence you your guns can be confiscated. If you think it will end there you are naive. Following that will lead to a Mass Incarceration of Americans in Prisons and Mental Institutions. Remember all those nuts that used to talk about FEMA Camps. They are coming. Trump is playing right into the Democrat's hands.

  • Jason Engelbrecht Post author

    with undue process. . total BS

  • Jason Engelbrecht Post author

    kids today we're going to study the civil war of 2020. Back when mentally ill leftist people tried to strip our constitutional rights. They LOST

  • jack cogburn Post author

    More like false flags to take the peoples rights away. "It is well enough that people of this nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning. Henry Ford

  • ronbotex Post author

    Red Flag Laws: A method for the government to confiscate guns without due process bypassing the Constitution. A multiple felon has more rights than a gun owner who has never been arrested, never had a history of mental problems, never been evaluated by a psychologist and based on one-sided, unverified information by a person the accused may never get to face in court. Assumed GUILTY until PROVEN INNOCENT. Not how our system works. Also seem to be minimal consequences for the accuser who may have fabricated the story against you.

  • 2Aftw Post author

    This opens the door for tons of abuse. Anyone who questions government or their motives would be viewed as a threat to others and guns taken without due process, completely undermining the bill of rights. Question the government you must be crazy and a danger to others; no rights for you.

  • tacticalsmokepole Post author

    The RFL is stripping a person of their rights. They can take the guns away but crazy people will just resort to using VBID just like Iraq. We need mental hospitals brought back.

  • oakgrove1965 _ Post author

    Do those red flag laws work on the gangs in the big cities.oh why are they still killing 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  • Pup Pup Man Post author

    great way for your ex-gf to get you swatted.

  • Shoeless b Post author

    Snitch laws already being abused.

  • Pohaku Mana Post author

    "Red flag law" RAT LAW, Brown Shirts just like Hitler.

  • christian sandoval Post author

    So another words was she saying the police can just pop up on your door and say such and such called when nobody really called and they'll just take your s*** write good luck with that coming to my house cuz we going to make world news with a new stock market trading like the Dow Jones shot-for-shot

  • joe Post author

    Supporting red flag laws disqualifies you from being a 2A supporter and American.

  • Cindy Jones Post author

    Great my child who is mad at me can get me in trouble. I think they need real evidence

  • NotoriousMastaG Post author

    all people with guns are threats to these sleezy politicians. respect the AMERICAN CONSTITUTION

  • Blue Eyed Devil Post author

    What Are Red Flag Laws? Just another way to take your Rights away.

  • Blue Eyed Devil Post author

    What Are Red Flag Laws? Just another way to take your Rights away.

  • Trucker Tucker Post author

    She says it so sweetly, hugs you close, kisses your neck and whisper "I know what's best for you, I love you" at the knife slices into your back.

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