Rep. Dan Crenshaw Pushes ‘Red Flag’ Laws in Wake of Shootings

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 06: U.S. Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) speaks at the Republican Jewish Coalition's annual leadership meeting at The Venetian Las Vegas after appearances by U.S. President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence on April 6, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Trump has cited his moving …
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Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) is calling for red flag laws and the implementation of the TAPS Act.

In the wake of the shootings in Texas and Ohio, Crenshaw tweeted:

Red flag laws exist in California, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Vermont, and other states where they are designed to flag individuals who are believed to be a danger to themselves or others. The firearms of said individuals are taken via court order, and the process for recovering the guns varies state by state.

The TAPS Act is a threat assessment bill sponsored by Rep. Brian Babin, DDS (R-TX). The Act is structured around identifying “a behavioral threat assessment and management process that can be adapted and used across the nation while recognizing the unique needs of different communities.”

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) also reacted to the horrible weekend violence by calling attention to red flag laws:

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