Predicting violence is a lot harder than people claim in retrospect, and a wider net inevitably ensnares more innocent people.
Red Flag Laws
The Biden Administration's Model 'Red Flag' Law Belies the Justice Department's Avowed Commitment to Due Process
The Justice Department's proposal encourages states to take away people's Second Amendment rights based on little more than bare allegations.
Rules range from absurd to appalling without respect for civil liberties or basic logic.
Even when states authorize gun confiscation orders, identifying would-be mass shooters is a daunting challenge.
Although police seized the perpetrator's shotgun when he was deemed suicidal, he was never identified as a potential murderer.
The president's unilateral restrictions are legally dubious and unlikely to "save lives."
A bizarre Florida “red flag” case shows the importance of safeguards that protect people’s Second Amendment rights.
The bill's requirements for "emergency" orders are loose, and it does not give respondents a right to a court-appointed lawyer.
Fiscal Analysis of Colorado's New 'Red Flag' Law Assumes Gun Confiscation Orders Will Be Granted 95% of the Time
Such a high approval rate reflects the threat these laws pose to due process and the Second Amendment.
When it comes to deciding who should keep their Second Amendment rights, the deck is stacked against gun owners.
Only if you assume they would have happened in the absence of gun confiscation orders.
The FBI is looking for companies to comb through social media posts and pinpoint possible threats ahead of time. Think of it like a meme-illiterate Facebook-stalking precog from Minority Report.
"The Second Amendment is not a suicide pact," the senator says, while glossing over the due process issues raised by gun confiscation orders.
Trump Suggests 'Red Flag' Laws Be Used to Take CNN Anchor Chris Cuomo's Guns Away After Viral 'Fredo' Outburst
Do we want Trump in charge of deciding who’s too crazy to own a gun?
The Puzzle of Identifying Future Mass Murderers Cannot Be Solved by Psychiatry, Background Checks, or Red Flag Laws
If "the notion that we can identify mass killers before they act" is a "fiction," the conventional policy responses to mass shootings are unlikely to be effective.
Colorado's New 'Red Flag' Law Illustrates the Pitfalls of Disarming People Based on Their Future Behavior
The process for obtaining "extreme risk protection orders" that take away people's Second Amendment rights is rigged against gun owners from the outset.
Critics say the "red flag" law is violating Floridians' constitutional rights.