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RED FLAG LAWS: Should Courts Confiscate Guns from People They Deem a Danger to Themselves or Others?
It is common sense to allow courts to remove guns from people who family members or police suspect pose a danger to themselves or others. Red flag laws protect the constitutional rights of gun owners while preventing senseless suicides and mass shootings.
Confiscating the guns of law-abiding citizens violates their constitutional right to due process as well as their right to bear arms. Red flag laws leave gun owners vulnerable to frivolous claims and police harassment, and there is no evidence such statutes prevent mass shootings.
Let your students review the facts and decide for themselves: Should courts confiscate guns from people they deem a danger to themselves or others? Be sure to check out Issues & Controversies’ complete and unbiased coverage of this divisive issue. Enhance the debate with the discussion questions, “By the Numbers” data, primary sources, court cases, audio and video content, infographics, editorials, and newsfeed that are linked to the article.
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