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Report: House Democrats Reject ‘Red Flagging’ Gang Members 

In what can only be called the absolute lunacy and mental breakdown of the left, Democrats are now protecting gang member from “red flag” laws.

No, we’re not joking.

If you didn’t already believe that Democrats were the party of lawlessness and chaos, you will now.

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Democrats are tickled pink to red flag Mr. All American Family Man – the hardworking middle class guy who just wants to protect his family, however, they refuse to flag anybody who the police say is a “gang member.”

House Dems advanced a measure that would red flag you and me, but rejected the amendment that would flag people who police deem “gang members.”

Unreal.

House Democrats this week advanced a new measure to encourage states to pass “red flag” laws, known as extreme risk protection orders, that authorize removing guns and ammunition from dangerous individuals.

Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee amended the measure during a Wednesday mark-up to authorize the federal government to issue extreme risk protection orders in some instances, but they rejected an amendment that would have red-flagged anyone who law enforcement lists as a gang member.

“The majority of violent crime, including gun violence, in the United States is linked to gangs,” Rep. Ken Buck, a Colorado Republican who sponsored the amendment, said Wednesday. “My amendment is quite simple. It would allow the issuance of a red flag order against anyone whose name appears in a gang database if there was probable cause to include that individual in the database.”

Democrats objected, with reasons that sounded very familiar to Republicans. [Washington Examiner]

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You’re probably sitting there scratching your head, wondering why on earth would Democrats do something like this, right?

Well, it’s the same old song and dance. They’re worried that minorities will be unfairly targeted.

“You know, California had these databases, and they finally stopped when they discovered that they had 3-year-olds on the databases as gang members,” Rep. Zoe Lofgren of California said. “I mean, so some of these are reliable, a lot of them are not.”

Buck pointed out his amendment requires law enforcement to limit red-flagging to only those with probable cause to be included on the list, which is a stricter criteria.

Democrats kept objecting, arguing someone could be misidentified as gang members simply for writing “13” on a piece of paper and having it wrongly identified as an MS-13 gang sign.

“Maybe you are just doodling because it is the 13th of June,” Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler of New York said.

Buck said police have to meet a much higher threshold to list someone as a gang member. [Washington Examiner]

Democrats don’t trust police to determine who is a “gang member,” but they have no issue with the willy-nilly targeting of patriotic middle class Americans.

See, Democrats don’t care if the bad guys have guns, this is why you’ll never hear them talk about Chicago. The Democrats only care about disarming average Americans, and will do whatever it takes to achieve that goal.

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