Poll: Majority of Republicans, Independents Fear Abuse of ‘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.

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.”

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Kentucky U.S. Representative Thomas Massie Blasts Red Flag Laws

U.S. Representative Thomas Massie (R-KY-04) blasted red flag laws last week during floor debate on legislation pending in the U.S. House of Representatives.

In a tweet sharing his floor speech, Massie said, “A federal red flag law would create millions of second-class citizens. It won’t stop mass shooters but will deprive millions of Americans of due process and their Second Amendment rights.”

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Commentary: Red Flag Laws and Unintended Consequences

The senseless murder of 19 children and two teachers at the Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas is leading to calls for more gun control. To some, “red flag” laws, also known as Extreme Risk Protection Orders, seem like the obvious solution. These laws allow judges to seize a person’s guns without a trial, based solely on a written complaint that the person might be a danger to themselves or others. All a judge needs is “reasonable suspicion.”

“We know that we can show we can be united to protect our children,” said Sen. Joe Manchin, a famously moderate West Virginia Democrat.

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Mansfield Threw a ‘Yuge’ American Party for Trump Saturday

MANSFIELD, Ohio – The Saturday Trump for America Party began at noon on Saturday. It was brisk and in the 40s, but supporters of the President came out by the dozens to start the day, quickly becoming hundreds by the afternoon.

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Mike Gibbon’s Ohio Strong Action PAC is Not Connected to Governor Mike DeWine’s Gun Control Plan Called ‘Strong Ohio’

Governor Mike DeWine announced his promised gun-control package Monday called “Strong Ohio.” The move caused confusion and upset among supporters of Mike Gibbon’s similarly-named political action committee, “Ohio Strong Action.” The two are not connected.

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Rep. Hood Explains ‘Common Sense’ Gun Laws to 2nd Amendment Supporters at Rally

Last Saturday hundreds of Second Amendment supporters joined Ohio Gun Owners and Ohioans for Concealed Carry at a rally at the Ohio Statehouse to push back against promised gun control legislation. One of their main speakers, State Representative Ron Hood (R-Ashville), explained “common sense” gun laws to the crowd.

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Gun Rally Makes Clear 2nd Amendment Supporters Reject DeWine Gun Control Plan and Those Who Support It

Hundreds of Second Amendment supporters came to the statehouse steps Saturday and stood for over two hours to hear Ohio Gun Owners’ Chris Dorr and other gun-rights’ activists talk about the need to push back against gun control legislation. There were no kind words for Governor DeWine or gun groups and legislators supporting DeWine’s agenda of expanded background checks and Red Flag or “Special Protection Order” laws.

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Gun Groups Weigh in on Glut of New Gun Control Legislation and Governor’s Plans Following Mass Shooting

Ohio gun groups have weighed in on the glut of new gun control legislation that has been proliferating in the Statehouse since the tragic mass shooting in Dayton earlier this month.

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Ohio Lawmakers Rush to Introduce Gun Bills Following Mass Shootings

Following the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton on August 3 and 4, Ohio lawmakers rushed to introduce eight gun bills aimed at regulating sales of firearms, including universal background checks and red flag laws.

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Dispatch Misleads as DeWine’s Office Asks State Highway Patrol to Investigate Gun Rights Advocate for ‘Inflammatory Comments’

The headline in The Columbus Dispatch last Thursday was, “Patrol reviewing video by gun rights advocate threatening ‘bodies laying all over the ground.'”

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Former Miss Ohio Madison Gesiotto Talks to 2nd Amendment Supporters at Ohioans for Concealed Carry Event

POWELL, Ohio — Ohioans for Concealed Carry (OFCC) welcomed Madison Gesiotto to their 16th annual picnic in Liberty Township Park on Saturday. The fun-filled day included good food, dozens of 2nd Amendment supporters, prizes and speakers whose timing could not have been better.

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Colorado Lawmakers Tell Ohio Officials to Say ‘No’ to Red Flag Gun Laws

Colorado State Rep. Dave Williams (R-El Paso) reached out to Ohio on Tuesday to plead with Republicans to reject red flag gun laws and other unconstitutional gun legislation. His Minority Leader, Patrick Neville (R-Douglas), a Columbine survivor, agreed.

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