John D wrote:
The problem with red-flag laws is that they could eliminate the rights of many people without trial, or even a search warranty. These laws could work, but I doubt they will.
The FBI gave a judge a 62 page investigation to a judge and had a warrant to get the weapons. His org has shown dangerous behavior including 5 of them committing murder.
Neighbor of a friend of mine got his guns yanked because he threatened to shoot his good friend that was fucking his hot but slutty wife. Some speech, like talking about and planning to commit a violent crime is not protected speech in Canada or the US. You appear to be minimizing this asshole's behavior, this is not a protected speech matter. Is it not illegal to belong to and support Al Qaeda or ISIS? What about their freedom of speech and association?
You are taking the slippery slope argument which sounds like the arguments so many that oppose any gun regs take. Outlawing weapons like fully automatic weapons hasn't caused everyone in the US to lose their guns.
Don't get me wrong. I'm not some anti-gun crusader. I've had guns and hunted for many years. I'm not in favor of over restrictive regs but there is a point where public safety becomes compromised. Apparently, the red flag law requires a warrant and not just any cop is allowed to enforce or pursue a warrant.I don't know all the details of the law, but it seems at least in this case it was a sensible and fair outcome.