How ‘Red Flag Laws’ Will Disproportionately Hurt The Poor
By Tom Knighton
Anti-gunners tend to be liberals, and liberals like to pretend that they care about the poor.
So, why then are they proposing laws that will disproportionately hurt the poor?
Allow me to back up a bit. You see, right now, Democrats are pushing for red flag laws. However, as a columnist at the Minot Daily News notes, there are costs in fighting such rules.
This week state lawmakers held a committee hearing on so-called “red flag” legislation introduced by state Rep. Karla Rose Hanson, D-Fargo.
This bill is alarming. All the more so because behind it is a bipartisan coalition of lawmakers and law enforcement leaders from around the state.
In fact, the more I consider the legislation, the more I find to be alarmed about.
It would allow law enforcement to take away your guns and force you to attend a court hearing where you must prove you’re not dangerous to get them back.
If you want legal counsel to help you defend yourself in this guilty-until-proven-innocent proceeding you’ll have to pay for it yourself. If you can afford it.
This would be a civil proceeding. Public defenders only work criminal cases.
The writer, Rob Port, brings up another point that often gets missed. An …Read the Rest
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