Universal background checks would mean that one could not even gift or leave a firearm to their child without going through a background check.ralewis wrote: ↑Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:46 pm
The pragmatist in me sees the tea leaves here, and we all need to do our part to be vocal with our elected officials. We also need to accept the reality that we may be faced with situation where our best option is negotiating for something we want. For example, I'd probably take mandatory background checks and some very tightly scoped and defined "Red Flag" law as long as we got National Reciprocity and a recognition that LTC holders who willingly submit themselves for background checks are recognized as not the problem and have restrictions on where we can carry be reduced.
Red flag laws are just begging for abuse. They could be used to unlawfully take guns away from any one of us. I am not sure I like the idea that someone can make a complaint against you and with zero proof the red flag laws can be instituted until you prove you are not a threat.