Democratic Red Flag Gun Laws Restrict Commonwealth Citizens

In regards to some of the newly enacted state law that allows the court system to decide whether an individual could potentially be a danger, either to themselves or others. This law has so far prevented either temporarily or permanently, roughly three dozen people from either purchasing or having in their possesion any firearms.
These red flag laws were responsible for the the creation of a petition for “substantial risk” orders which began on the first of July. At the time of this report, the Virginia State Police have listed more than two dozen temporary orders along with nearly two dozen permanent orders being issued in just July and August.
All of this as a result of the Democratically controlled General Assembly passing yet another gun related restriction law earlier this year. Republicans voted against the measure and gun rights groups claim the law violates our Second Amendment rights. Resolutions supporting our Second Amendment rights have already been implemented in numerous Commonwealth localities as a result of the red flag laws.
The new law, which went into effect July 1, is designed to keep guns away from potentially violent people. There are approximately 36,000 gun deaths annually in the U.S. including about 1,000 in Virginia, according to the Gifford Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, which analyzed Centers for Disease Control and Prevention statistics. That includes about 22,000 suicides and nearly 13,000 homicides.
Red Flag laws, also called Gun Violence Restraining Orders and Extreme Risk Protection Orders, are gun-confiscation laws disguised as “gun-violence prevention” laws that are being pushed hard at both the state and federal levels. The State is supposed to punish those who have broken the law, not those who might break the law.

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