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Tell the President "No" to Red Flag Laws

Call and email President Trump and your Senators now and ask them to say
NO to "Red Flag" Laws

The crucial difference between existing laws and “red flag” laws are that the existing laws allow for due process rights to be exercised, and the burden of proof is on the party making the accusation, rather than on the accused.
This right to due process and presumed innocence has always been fundamental to US jurisprudence.
“Red flag” laws are just an excuse for trampling on the most-fundamental rights of citizens in a free society.
There would be a real danger in “red flag” laws to be abused by political opponents who would weaponize these laws to punish people with whom they disagree.
The conservative movement in America has been hard hit by people who seek to oppress conservative free speech just because they do not like (or hate) the conservative message. The “red flag” laws would only further the maltreatment of patriotic conservative Americans. 
We have already witnessed the IRS weaponize against American citizens simply due to their political points of view.
The murderer of the Marjory Douglas High School incident had years of actual “red flags”.  The killer had beaten his adoptive mother, sent death threats to others students, and held a gun to someone’s head and other crimes.  All these could have been used to adjudicate him as mentally ill to be placed in a mental institution for help.  This tragedy and many others had plenty of “red flags” that government entities failed to recognize that allowed these murderers to legally purchase weapons.   
The President and Congress cannot, in good conscience, violate the rights of innocent Americans to cover up the fact that government agencies failed to use existing methods and laws to prevent mass murder.
In nearly every mass shooting, the incident took place in a gun-free zone. It is time for gun-free zones to be eliminated, making it possible for trained and armed citizens to engage a would-be mass shooter before the police arrive. The police are usually too far away to stop the slaughter at the on set, where the citizens already there at the scene, would be able to take action immediately. 

If from Kentucky please also leave a phone message for our two US Senators in both their D.C. and their local field office:
Senator Mitch McConnell (KY)
Washington D.C. (202) 224-2541
  (859) 578-0188 Ft Wright (Northern KY)
  (859) 224-8286 Lexington
  (606) 864-2026 London
  (502) 582-6304 and (502)582-5341 Louisville
  (270)689-9085 Owensboro
Senator Rand Paul (KY)
Washington D.C. (202) 224-4343  
  (270) 782-8303 Bowling Green
  (859) 426-0165 Crescent Springs
  (270) 885-1212 Hopkinsville
  (859) 219-2239 Lexington
(If you are NOT from Kentucky please call: 202-224-3121 (Capitol switchboard) and ask for each of your Senators office, then call back and ask to leave a message for the President and the VPresident.)
Call and Email President Trump and your Senators now and ask them to say
NO to "Red Flag" Laws
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