Rep. Dan Crenshaw LIES about Support of Unconstitutional Red Flag Laws, Throws President Trump Under the Bus
Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) is lying about his support of red flag laws, claiming that he never supported the heinously invasive measures against the 2nd Amendment of the Constitution.
Crenshaw lied in a Twitter post, claiming he never supported red flag laws, but President Trump did. In actuality, Crenshaw was a massive supporter of red flag laws and lobbying President Trump to support them as a response to mass shootings.
“I don’t support red flag laws. Trump did. I made the mistake of trying to explain why you should only talk about RFL at the state level and how to protect due process if you do. But would never support a single RFL in existence,” he said in a Twitter post on Aug. 27.
That post can be seen here:
However, Crenshaw explicitly supported red flag laws in opposition to the 2nd Amendment in Aug. 2019 when he felt it was advantageous to his political stardom in doing so. This was as the fake news media was whipping the public into a frenzy over two mass shootings that had just occurred.
“The solutions aren’t obvious, even if we pretend they are. But we must try. Let’s start with the TAPS Act. Maybe also implement state “red flag” laws, or gun violence restraining orders. Stop them before they can hurt someone,” he said.
That post can be seen here:
Big League Politics reported on how the TAPS Act was a disastrous measure pushed by RINO Republicans to allow the federal government additional ways to infringe upon the gun rights of law-abiding conservative Americans:
“The Threat Assessment, Prevention, and Safety (TAPS) Act introduced by Rep. Brian Babin (TX-36) in the House of Representatives and Senator Marco Rubio (FL) in the Senate does the following:
“Standardizes and provides a behavioral threat assessment and management process across the Federal government. Provides states the training, resources, and support needed to stand up community-based, multi-disciplinary behavioral threat assessment and management units. Recognizes that behavioral threat assessment and management processes must become part of the culture and fabric of contemporary law enforcement. Urges that this is a matter of national security – if we act now and work together, we can save lives.“
Despite its harmless title, many believe that the TAPS Act would serve as a pre-crime bill.
According to David Leach of The Strident Conservative, Florida Senator Marco Rubio’s version of the TAPS Act, S.265, would “encourage law enforcement to give EVERYONE a personal threat assessment (adults and children) and single out those they deem as future threats.” From there, this information could later be used to “stop dangerous individuals before they can commit an act of violence.”
Mark Angelides of Liberty Nation also opined on Babin’s statement and what it could potentially mean for civil liberties:
“But what result would be measured as a success? If the individual has committed no crime, why should they have their privacy invaded and their life chances hindered with a government record deeming them to be “threat”? If the individual in question has committed a crime, then there are already laws in place to deal with them.”‘
Crenshaw is earning his moniker of “McCain 2.0.” He is probably the most dangerous and disingenuous RINO in the entire federal swamp.