If you want to know how well Red Flag laws work, just look at things like Ammo Control. This was California's idiotic idea (Proposition 63) to require background checks for buying ammunition. And how's that working out?
- It created a huge surge in people buying and stockpiling (so it made MORE ammo available).
- It means that a lot of people illegally buy out of state, and smuggle, or buy black market.
- It generated lawsuits as a way to subvert the Second Amendment (because it is), wasting millions in legal fees.
- Thousands of people that should be able to buy ammo, can't.
According the state's DOJ, 6 months into the program, of the 345,547 ammunition background checks performed, 101 stopped the buyer because he or she was a “prohibited person” who can’t legally possess ammunition, and 62,000+ people were falsely rejected. That means it's 613 times more likely to stop a legal citizen from exercising their rights, than to stop a bad guy. And that was the goal all along.
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