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Florida’s “red flag” law has led to
massive gun confiscation numbers

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Posted By: Pluperfect, 2/18/2020 4:00:58 AM

Florida enacted its red flag law in the spring of 2018 and they didn’t lose any time in putting it to use. And I mean a lot of use. But as this report from the Associated Press indicates, use of the law is not consistent from county to county and there are serious questions remaining as to how fairly it’s being applied. The law, supported by legislators of both parties , has been applied more than 3,500 times since, with the pace accelerating during the last half of 2019. Even so, an Associated Press analysis of the law showed its use is inconsistent, with some counties

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Highlander 2/18/2020 6:26:11 AM (No. 321929)
I see this as gun confiscation with the aim towards ultimate across-the-board disarming of all gun-owners!
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Rumblehog 2/18/2020 8:23:07 AM (No. 322046)
Countdown to Supreme Court smackdown begins... 10, 9, 8,...
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Periwinkel 2/18/2020 9:34:42 AM (No. 322117)
I thought that was the point. Did anyone really believe it was to make us safer from crazy people?
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Reply 4 - Posted by: mc squared 2/18/2020 9:39:56 AM (No. 322123)
I hope #2 is correct but the guns confiscated during Katrina weren't returned. Do the cops even give receipts for them?
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Strike3 2/18/2020 11:11:43 AM (No. 322246)
Bottom line is that they are thinking along the correct lines, go after the crazy people and leave honest, sane gun owners alone. "Crazy" of course, is a subjective description. Who can determine if a threatening post on Facebook is really a threat or just a sick joke? Better to err on the side of caution. Given the population of Flordia and the number of lunatics who live there, this is a small number and would probably be exceeded by actual violence in other areas of the country having the same law, such as Chicago, Baltimore and DC. What proves the point is that these cities allow practically NO weapons and are still urban battlefields.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: FLCracker 2/18/2020 12:16:27 PM (No. 322328)
No to mention #5, Florida is a no gun registration state with open carry. The adsolute number of people who have guns is larger.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Mike22 2/18/2020 2:23:18 PM (No. 322474)
If the state can prove that a person is too dangerous to be allowed access to a weapon, why isn't that person detained? What about their access to gasoline, automobiles or axes?
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Reply 8 - Posted by: agrunt 2/18/2020 4:12:24 PM (No. 322596)
How many of the 3500 have used other means to do violence? How long will our courts allow this clearly unConstitutional law to continue to exist?
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Reply 9 - Posted by: DVC 2/18/2020 6:20:06 PM (No. 322717)
If these damned things are to be anything but a Kangaroo Kourt, there needs to be a right to have an attorney represent you, even if you can't afford it. How can wiping out a Constitutional Right not be a 'legal proceeding'? This is way wrong and I really hope that these laws are pushed up to the Supreme Court soon. This is wrong.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 2/19/2020 1:17:37 AM (No. 323022)
#6 No it isn't. You can apply for a concealed carry but not openly carry. In the late 70's you could carry a weapon without a permit if it was openly displayed on the car seat but that went away.
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