I was raised around guns and strongly support our Second Amendment rights. I have fond memories of my grandfather teaching me to shoot my Marlin 39A lever action 22 to hunt gofers. On the farm and ranch we use guns to protect property, crops and our animals from predators.
I do NOT support the Red Flag Laws that are being proposed as a solution for the mass shootings we are seeing in many communities across the country. Most of the proposals have no provisions to protect the rights of the gun owner – proper judicial review, an opportunity to defend yourself, or even knowledge that a complaint has been made! And there is too great of a risk of governmental overreach or individuals manipulating the system for personal retribution against someone they just don’t like. I will fight against this kind of overreach.