In remarks delivered from the White House this morning, President Trump condemned racism, bigotry, and white supremacy following the weekend’s horrific mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio.
You can watch his full remarks here:
.@realDonaldTrump calls for "real, bipartisan solutions" that will make America "safer and better for all."
Says local law enforcement and social media companies must id red flags before shooters enact horror. Also lays blame on video games.
— Gabriella Hoffman (@Gabby_Hoffman) August 5, 2019
Third, he calls for reforms of mental health reform—including involuntary confinement.
Fourth, Trump calls for "rapid due process" in red flag laws, or extreme risk protection orders
Fifth, calls for capital punishment "quickly" and "decisively" for mass shooters
— Gabriella Hoffman (@Gabby_Hoffman) August 5, 2019
President Trump also said his administration will “seriously look” into dispatching local law enforcement to work with social media companies to better detect mass shooters before they enact horror. He also called for reforms to mental health, including involuntary confinement, quick and decisive capital punishment for hate crime mass shooters, and says he’s going to propose red flag laws that prioritize “rapid due process.”
Red flag laws may sound benign on the surface, but when implemented, generally have the reverse effects. Take, for instance, what happened in Maryland after their red flag law was implemented last fall: an innocent 61-year-old man was killed by police.
Most red flag laws drafted suggest safety for those who are a present danger to themselves and their family members is a priority, but here’s the catch. There’s more emphasis on taking away guns— not so much on addressing mental health of the individuals in question.
An article in Mises Institute notes three problems with extreme risk-protection orders, or “red flag laws” in their current form:
1. Due process rights are put on the chopping block.
Anti-gun family members, friends, or acquaintances can levy dubious accusations to justify the confiscation of law-abiding gun owners’ guns. They can take these accusations to a court of law, even if the individual in question was not charged or convicted of a crime. In turn, due process rights are turned upside down, as gun owners are presumed to be guilty and must then prove their innocence.
2. Indefinite time frames for gun confiscation.
The duration of ERPOs is unclear — which could end up being weeks, months, or even a year. Gun owners would then be forced to go to court multiple times just to win their Constitutional rights back.
3. Red Flag Laws have Bipartisan Support
What makes red flag laws even more dangerous is the bipartisan support they currently boast. It is no secret when both parties come together on legislative matters, nothing good can come out of it.
Political insiders constantly remind us that Republicans are staunch supporters of the Second Amendment. They contend Republicans play a pivotal role in defending our gun rights, and any criticism directed toward them is unjustified.
But nothing could be further from the truth. A Republican governor in Maryland recently signed a red flag bill into law, while Republicans in states like Colorado and Pennsylvania have actively pushed red flag bills of their own.
President Trump should tread very carefully on red flag laws, especially those authored to prioritize gun confiscation — not address mental health.
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“… President Trump condemned racism, bigotry, and white supremacy…”
That’s definitely what the El Paso ‘shooting’ was about… to garner sympathy for the stinking illegal invaders, while demonizing ‘white supremacy’.
Let me tell you something about that ‘white supremacy’ bullsh#t… it’s a plain fact. The white race IS supreme when it comes to average intelligence, ingenuity, inventiveness, and, dare I say it – morality (or until recently, anyway).
I’m white, I’m proud of my race, we’ve done more to advance civilization than all the other races put together, and if anyone has a problem with that – they can go f%&k themselves for all I care… I WILL NOT BE SHAMED BY THOSE WHO ARE MORALLY CORRUPT AND FAR LESS INTELLIGENT THAN MYSELF!!!!!
I am NOT a racist or a bigot… I’m just sick & tired of these despicable jew pukes running my race down to benefit themselves – DEATH TO EVERY F%&KING ONE OF THE SATANIC BAST@RDS!!!!! 😡
these people wont be happy until you are dead , and thats actually their goal
you have to ask yourself ..are you gonna let that happen?
Not even you Trump have the authority to INFRINGE on the People’s 2nd Article of our BILL OF RIGHTS. You speak SEDITION & TREASON!
it’s a plain fact. The white race IS supreme when it comes to average intelligence, ingenuity, inventiveness, and, dare I say it – morality (or until recently, anyway).
I hate …. niggers… crackers….. gooks…. and ragheads.
But I’m….. not racist.
That’s why White people built the pyramids.
I always thought you were a moron….
Now I’m sure of it.
Stating the TRUTH isn’t racist, @sshole.
You’re the f%&king moron here… for siding with the stinking jews.
SCREW YOU! YOU FKING CRYPT-O-JOO, AND YOUR HANDLERS TOO!
SPEED THAT SH!T UP ROUND HEAD, AND LETS GET THIS THING ON!!
Then the B of R class starts…
You probably load your britches just thinking about it.
Yeah, you’ll be running and hiding with a turd swinging I’m sure!
You’ll be “HATTING” it. 🙂
‘You probably load your britches just thinking about it.’ …….. replace britches with diaper 🙂
‘President Trump condemned racism, bigotry, and white supremacy following the weekend’s horrific mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. ‘
sounds like jew talk to me…..I would ask him to clearly define each term
I’m white and in the words of that great philosopher Popeye: ” I yam what I yam and dat’s all what I yam. 🙂
“1. Due process rights are put on the chopping block.”
WHO WROTE THIS SHIT?
YOU PROBABLY HAVE NOT SEEN “DUE PROCESS” IN YOUR LIFETIME!!
EXCEPT IN THE JEW RUN “MOVIES”, DESIGNED TO KEEP YOU BELIEVING THAT WE HAVE “DUE PROCESS”.
“LAW AND ORDER” FAN MUCH?