The NRA Supports Red Flag Laws, as Long as the Laws Are Restricted

The powerful lobbying organization recognizes that the right to bear arms and the need to stop dangerous criminals are two goals that don't need to be at odds.
December 4, 2020
The NRA Supports Red Flag Laws, as Long as the Laws Are Restricted
"We need to stop dangerous people before they act," Chris W. Cox, executive director of the National Rifle Association's Institute for Legislative Action said. "So Congress should provide funding to states to adopt risk protection orders," he said in a somewhat shocking support of at least a small restriction on gun ownership by those who are seen as threats to the community in which they live. The NRA's support for red flag laws comes with the condition that there be high legal thresholds for temporary gun removals — higher than most gun control activists call for. But gun control groups have assumed the NRA strictly opposes such laws, which is not true.
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