Lindsey Graham is going to cross the aisle on new gun restrictions called “red flag” laws:
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Wednesday that the Senate Judiciary Committee, which he leads, will hold a hearing on March 26 on gun control laws.
The senator told CNN that the hearing will likely focus on “red flag” laws, which give authorities increased ability to confiscate guns from individuals deemed dangerous by a court. He said he did not believe witnesses for the hearing have yet been selected.
“We’re trying to drive states to create these laws with certain guidelines to make sure they actually work but to let the states deal with this issue but to incentivize them to do so,” Graham told CNN.
Of course the Dems want much more than this, but they’ll take what they can get:
The March 26 Senate hearing will take place roughly a month after the House approved legislation that would extend the review period for background checks on firearm purchases, as well as a bill that would require all gun sellers to conduct background checks on firearm buyers.
“I haven’t really looked at the House package, but this is, to me, the area where we can come together,” Graham told CNN of the “red flag” hearing.
I’m gonna admit that I don’t know enough about these laws to endorse or oppose them. I’d love to hear more educated opinions in the comments.
The Gunowners of America is very much opposed to them:
Red Flag laws are the battle of the 116th Congress, as Senators Lindsey Graham and Richard Blumenthal schedule a hearing on Gun Confiscation Orders.— GOA (@GunOwners) March 9, 2019
TAKE ACTION! Urge your Senators to OPPOSE Red Flag Gun Grabs >>> https://t.co/N5vWQWNrW7 pic.twitter.com/JJKaqjWnMw
Here’s what they say:
On March 26, the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold hearings on Gun Confiscation Orders — sugar-coated as “red flag laws.”
We need to create a loud outcry against these bills, as they eviscerate 2nd Amendment-protected rights … don’t make people safer … and result in innocent homeowners being killed.
Add your name to our pre-written letter today DEMANDING that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and the rest of the Senate STOP this legislation from ever reaching President Trump’s desk.