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Marco Rubio Unveils ‘Bipartisan’ Red Flag Gun Confiscation Proposal

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Marco Rubio is warming up to the idea of bipartisan gun control.

In an article for The New York Times, Rubio called for the introduction of a bipartisan red-flag law.

Red flag laws give law enforcement the authority to confiscate firearms from an individual who is deemed to be a threat to themselves or others without any form of due process.

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17 states currently have this law on the books.

On the first day of the current Congress, Rubio “reintroduced bipartisan legislation with Senators Susan Collins, Republican of Maine; Jack Reed, Democrat of Rhode Island; and Angus King, independent of Maine.”

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Rubio believes that there is a “consensus around red-flag legislation developing in real time.” He praised “Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina, and Senator Richard Blumenthal, Democrat of Connecticut, who have publicly voiced support for enacting a law that would provide financial incentives to states to adopt red-flag laws.”

Although Rubio claims that this proposal does not “infringe on the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding gun owners”, the devil is always in the details with gun control legislation.

For a start, a bill like this would have to go through the Democrat-controlled house, which will most certainly tack on anti-gun provisions into this bill, effectively neutering the original bill and turning into an anti-gun Trojan Horse.

Mainstream Republicans have still not learned their lesson.

Giving up an inch on the issue of gun control has made the Left more rabid in their calls for radical gun control.

By proposing a “common-sense” alternative for gun control, Republicans are shifting the Overton Window in favor of more civilian disarmament and are also giving House Democrats the chance to flex on the issue and sneak in anti-gun provisions into potential legislation.

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U.S. Law Enforcement Bust 27 People Connected to Mexican Sinaloa Cartel

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Over two dozen people were arrested on drug charges in connection to a Mexican cartel smuggling cocaine into the U.S. Following a two-year investigation, 27 people were arrested through Operation Tripwire, an investigation effort U.S. officials have been working on featuring members of the Sinaloa Cartel.

The trafficking network went from Los Angeles, California to Tucson, Arizona and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where cocaine originating from Mexico was smuggled stateside. The United States Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania, Scott Brady declared “this is a large organization that was trafficking hundreds of kilograms of cocaine throughout the country and has direct ties to the Sinaloa cartel in Mexico.”

U.S. authorities recounted that the investigations started after an agent in Pittsburgh was able to identify an address that received large quantities of suspicious-looking packages coming from California. Since then, agents started to do investigation on other members of the network across the U.S.

Across the span of seven months, authorities were able to intercept U.S. calls made by some of the alleged traffickers with Sinaloa carte leaders in Mexico. On September 9, 2020, 27 were arrested in Arizona, California, and Pennsylvania.

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According to American authorities, $1.3 million in cash and over 140 kilograms of cocaine were seized. The aforementioned people arrested are now facing a prison sentence of between 10 years and life in prison.

The border situation is no joke. Prior administrations have largely neglected the issue and have allowed for unprecedented levels of illegal immigration and drug trafficking to cross the U.S. border.

In a prior instance, BLP reported on how Mexico is a failed state that cannot maintain public order and is largely being pushed around by cartels. Due to its proximity to the U.S., Mexico’s problems will likely spillover stateside.

This is why border security is crucial. Thankfully, the U.S. has a president in Donald Trump that gets the memo. He’ll still need help from Congress, however,

That’s why it’s crucial that America First Republicans have strong showings at all branches of government in 2020.

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