When Republicans left and right are falling for the Siren Song of red flag gun confiscation orders, one Republican is sticking to his principles.
The Republican is former Kansas Secretary of State and now 2020 Senate candidate Kris Kobach. Known for his staunch America First views on the border, Kobach has also made it clear to America’s gun owners that he is a fierce Second Amendment defender as well.
He is not having any part of the GOP’s current compromise on the issue of red flag laws.
Kobach told The Epoch Times that “red flag laws that have been passed at the state level deny due process in multiple ways to the targets of individual gun confiscation complaints.”
According to The Epoch Times report, these laws can be used by disgruntled former dating partners as a tool of vengeance against gun owners.
It notes the following:
Kobach said that under many existing red flag state laws, any person who has lived in a target’s house—including ex-girlfriends or boyfriends—can be considered a family member for purposes of lodging gun confiscation complaints.
For Kobach, “The standard of proof is very low. They have a hearing where they seize the person’s guns right away without even being told.”
He added, “The standard for disarming the individual is very low, it’s not a beyond reasonable doubt standard.”
Currently, there is no red flag legislation at the federal level, however over a dozen states have these laws on the books. Kobach said that these laws “are not good.”
The former Kansas Secretary of State hasn’t spoken to Trump on the issue of red flag laws, but he would very likely advise the president against enacting a federal red flag measure.
Since the Parkland shooting in 2018, Kobach has remained a strong opponent of red flag bills citing how they promote the “seizure of guns without any hearing at all” and shift the “burden of proof to the gun owner.”
Florida Senator Moving to Designate “Donald J. Trump Highway” in Honor of 45th President
One of the greatest presidents in American history.
Florida State Senator Anthony Sabatini will move to rename a highway in the state “Donald J. Trump Highway,” in honor of the 45th President.
Sabatini made the announcement in a tweet on Tuesday. US 27 ultimately travels from Miami, Florida, to Fort Wayne, Indiana, traversing the United States from south to north. The segment located in Florida would be renamed after Trump in Sabatini’s proposal.
This legislative session I will be sponsoring an amendment to rename U.S. Highway 27 as the “President Donald J. Trump Highway.” Looking forward to working on this important designation honoring one of the greatest Presidents in American History. pic.twitter.com/x2gNzv8pxv
— Rep. Anthony Sabatini (@AnthonySabatini) January 19, 2021
Public infrastructure is increasingly named after Presidents while they’re in office or shortly after their departure. Several schools and highways have been named after former President Barack Obama less than five years after his departure from office. Every President in recent American history has received a highway named in his honor, usually after leaving office.
Republicans have strong majorities in both of the Florida House of Representatives and Senate, ensuring a strong chance that Sabatini’s highway proposal will ultimately succeed and become law.
President Trump is the first President in history from Florida, having changed his state of residency from New York to the southern state during his term in office. The President is slated to begin his post-presidency life by returning to the state on Wednesday, where it’s expected that he’ll reside at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach.
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