from American Thinker:
Red Flag Laws and Individual Rights
Historically, the synonymous concepts of liberty and freedom were assumed to be the inherent right of every citizen born in our country. Not so much these days.
In my home state of Colorado recently, the Democrat-controlled legislature signed a ‘red flag’ bill into law. Joining fourteen other leftist-controlled states, Colorado’s ‘red flag’ law enables the forceful removal of a citizen’s firearms. My state represents another win in the left’s ongoing crusade to separate Americans from their personal liberty.
On the surface, ‘red flag’ laws appear reasonable. When a person exhibits warning signs they are an extreme danger to themselves and others, the best course of action is to intervene by taking away their arms. Common sense, the Left argues. After all, if a court determines a person poses a societal risk, forcibly seizing their firearms reduces that risk. Right?