Joe Biden lectures out of both side of his mouth on ‘Red Flag’ laws

Fairfax, Va. – President Joe Biden today called for so-called red flag laws to prevent gun violence. These are laws that would put law-abiding Americans and members of law enforcement at risk.

Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning issued the following statement in opposition to Biden’s latest gun control push:

“Eleven months ago, America was stunned with violent riots in many of our cities after the shooting of Breonna Taylor.  Now the Biden-Harris administration is pushing for the Justice Department to expand so-called red flag laws, which will expand police late night raids on homes of people of all colors justified solely by the allegation that they have a firearm and they are dangerous.  Breonna Taylor died because the Louisville Police Department believed there was a dangerous suspect hiding in the house, causing the early morning raid and the ensuing tragedy.

“On September 23, 2020, candidate Joe Biden issued a statement on the case saying, ‘We know what is necessary. We need to start by addressing the use of excessive force, banning choke holds, and overhauling no-knock warrants.’

“A little more than six months later, President Biden’s red flag directive would expand the use of no-knock warrants and the likelihood of violent exchanges against people who have done nothing wrong and haven’t been afforded the opportunity to confront accusers in a court of law – a fundamental precept of our legal system.

“It is almost as if Biden not only doesn’t remember the name of Breonna Taylor, but has forgotten the very lessons that he lectured the rest of the country that needed to be learned. Of course, anyone surprised by this hypocrisy from the current occupant of the Oval Office hasn’t been paying attention for the past three months.”

For media availability, contact Catherine Mortensen at 703-478-4643 or cmortensen@getliberty.org.

 

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