CONFIRMED: Florida’s Red Flag Laws are Used Five Times a Day to Confiscate Firearms, Report Says
PoliticsElections reports that the state attorney for Palm Beach County Florida Dave Aronberg appeared on MSNBC celebrating Florida’s frequent use of red flag laws.
Aronberg stated, “Law enforcement officials are using Florida’s so-called “red flag” law to remove guns from people five times a day.”
The other MSNBC hosts appeared to be happy to see how these laws are being implemented on a frequent basis. For them, this serves as a template at the national level.
However, there was no mention of a Maryland man who was killed while being served a red flag gun confiscation order nor a case of a Florida man who had his gun rights temporarily stripped because his name was mixed and matched with another individual who was being served a restraining order.
These numbers should raise some concern among Second Amendment advocates. Lawmakers initially stated that these orders would not be used frequently, but Politifact rates Aromberg’s claim as 100% true. Republicans like Florida Senator Marco Rubio and Texas Congressman Dan Crenshaw have expressed their support for red flag laws, while House members like Jim Jordan and Thomas Massie have stood firmly against red flag orders.
Florida’s chapter of Campaign for Liberty posted the Politifact numbers on their Facebook page on September 23 as a means of showing their members that the law is being used more than they think.