Rush Limbaugh: Red Flag Laws Are a Pipeline to Gun Control
RUSH: Now we got red flag laws. (sigh) Red flag laws. Do you know what a red flag law is? Well, a red flag law is a law which would allow law enforcement to identify a deranged individual before he goes out and shoots. In other words, you could apprehend somebody before they do it if they exhibit red flag-type behavior, like if they’re mentally ill or if they’ve attended a Trump rally, or who knows what it would be.
It is a pipeline to gun control, and the Republicans are signing on to it so fast today, your head can’t spin fast enough to keep up with it because, of course, everybody’s got to try to mollify the media. (sobbing) “Everybody’s gotta try to get the media to quiet down. They’re ripping us to shreds. They’re tearing us apart! Everybody’s gotta do something to stop Twitter. Twitter’s going berserk.” It’s the same cycle repeating. We are reacting, trying to explain the critics, trying to tell them, “No, no, no! We are not who you think we are!”…
So President Trump today did offer the Democrats a compromise. He offered to support red flag laws. Now, I have some problems, what I would call deep “preguntas,” deep questions about red flag laws, because I think they could end up being used to target law-abiding gun owners in order to confiscate their guns.
Once you open up the avenue of taking guns away or imprisoning people before they do anything? (Snort!) You can see the red flag of that. But, on its face, and how it will appeal to most people, it’s supposed to make sure that mentally ill people don’t get guns, and that’s how it’s gonna be sold.