Trojan Horse: Fake Conservatives Show Support For Red Flag Gun Laws, by Tyler Durden

Red flag laws are advertised as a way to keep guns out of the hands of the mentally ill. Before you know it, anyone who expresses any kind of anti-government opinion will be defined as mentally ill. Enough said. From Tyler Durden at zerohedge.com:

A handful of Republican senators have recently come out in favor of bipartisan gun control legislation that would strengthen or nationalize Red Flag laws.  Proven RINOs Mitch McConnell and Mitt Romney lead the group in calls for a “compromise” with anti-gun Democrats after citing a poll during a GOP meeting which suggests over 79% of gun owning households support using Red Flag measures.

The specific poll has not been revealed to the public and its parameters are unknown, but it follows a pattern of conflicting numbers – Some suggest Republican support for new gun control laws has fallen, while others claim that there has been a dramatic rise in Republican support.

The latest gun control campaign has involved a laser focus on Red Flag laws in particular, and conservatives have been aggressively targeted by propaganda that omits certain truths about how such laws actually work.  Most polls ask if participants “want laws to keep guns out of the hands of the mentally ill.”  If you say yes, then the polls label you a supporter of Red Flag laws by default.  But this is not what Red Flag laws accomplish and the details are carefully left out.

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