Skip to comments.NY schools first to have 'red flag' petition power on guns
Posted on 09/16/2019 2:33:18 AM PDT by SkyPilot
Schools across New York began the academic year with a new tool intended to prevent student suicides and violence: the ability to ask a court to remove a troubled person's access to firearms.
About a third of U.S. states have so-called "red flag" laws, which allow courts to temporarily seize guns from people believed to be a danger to themselves or others, but New York is the first to empower schools to petition a court themselves for such an order, rather than go through local law enforcement.
In New York, school principals are now allowed to petition the court for an "extreme risk protection order" requiring the safe storage of firearms the youth might have access to, such as a parent's gun. Supporters of the law say educators are uniquely suited to pick up on the kind of troubling behavior seen before school shootings, like the 2018 attack in Parkland, Florida, in which an expelled student killed 17 people at his former high school.
With the law so new, though, New York schools are still crafting procedures or waiting on guidance to help them figure out when and how to take action if the need arises. Several school systems contacted by The Associated Press said they're not yet sure what the law will look like in action.
Do they step in each time a student tells a guidance counselor he's feeling depressed and suicidal? What about if a student overhears a classmate talking in the hall or sees post on social media about wanting to shoot up the school? And when should a school still turn to law enforcement, rather than try to handle a petition themselves?
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I don't know how much clearer it can get: the Left has a launched a full scale war against the Constitution.
For people who didn't think "Red Flag Laws" would be a danger to our rights because it only affected "those who were crazy", I hope they possess the ability to reevaluate.
The "educators" in New York state now have a powerful weapon against any Conservative or gun owner. Did you kid express the "wrong" political view in class?
Maybe someone saw him wear a red baseball cap, and they thought it could have been a dreaded "MAGA" hat!
No need to call the police. This "law" allows the "educators" to go straight to a 2nd Amendment hostile judge and take away the PARENT'S firearms. God knows what else they will find after the SWAT team raids your home. Maybe you have an "illegal" magazine, or your didn't follow "proper gun storage." Now mom and dad will face 10 years.
I've been saying this again and again folks - it won't stop with guns. The left will "Red Flag" you for being a Christian, for being a "hater" who "oppresses" the "LGBT community." You have "far right" views and are a "white nationalist" who is a "danger to the community."
California just sent a bill to Gov Newsome to expand their "Red Flag" law as well.
Do you have Amazon's Alexa in your house? What about an iPhone with Siri, or Google's Assistant? Guess what? Big Tech is recording conversations in your home.
The next step in the "Red Flag Law" expansion will be that Big Tech will be "required" to "report suspicious or dangerous conversations that could result in gun violence."
I am not joking.
They are so close to achieving their dream of complete tyranny.
God help us all.
Ping to you friend.
would = wouldn't
Next up they will have students rat on their parents with guns create a false scenario and report it to law enforcement
All that the schools in New York state have to do now is sit your kids down, and have a "lesson" about "gun violence."
"Timmy, does you mommy or daddy have guns in the house? They do?!"
President Trump voiced support for some sort of national "Red Flag" law last month. Since then, he has received serious push back. He is supposed to announce his gun control proposal this week.
Even if he doesn't propose something onerous at the national level, Americans are losing (quickly) their constitutional rights at the state level.
Great! Now thousands of New Yorkers will be moving here to Texas! Wish I owned a big apartment complex.
Gov Abbott has signaled resistance, but it is probably just a matter of time.
Almost none of these students will have their own guns. The guns will be removed from the parents.
If these laws were unconstitutional, lawsuits would have challenged them a long time ago.
The left? After trump’s bumpstock ban didn’t stop murera, he has a gun control package in Congress. What is in it? Pence assured us it will have swift punishment for the murderers.. What. Is. In. It.
Correct. Folks that are older, and say their kids are grown adults - here's some questions. Do you have grandchildren? Do you own firearms? Have your grandchildren ever visited your home?
Yup. You're screwed too.
Here comes the SWAT team.
Many of us (including myself) believed that because Trump was elected in 2016, our rights would be more secure and we would be safer in our own nation.
The truth is, we are actually barreling towards the brick wall of tyranny with the Left's foot on the accelerator. They doubled down after 2016. They realized they had to step up their game, and accelerate their plans.
- States and cities routinely violate Federal immigration laws, and nothing is done
- States have enacted more "gun control" laws since 2016 than I can remember
- The Left and Big Tech are trampling and eliminating voices of dissent on Twitter, YouTube, Disqus, blogs, Facebook, and anything else they can censor
I dunno. There are many on FR that are quick to label you a "Never Trumper!" if you point out that Trump banned bumpstocks, and that last month he said supported Red Flag laws and said guns could be taken away with "rapid due process" - and we know what that means.
The NRA and good citizens have been phoning the Whitehouse for weeks. Who knows what will be proposed?
The left is planting the seeds of a future second civil war against them.
His bumpstock ban opened a door the left never could. Now he is supporting more infringement. Meanwhile the Dept of Ed, NOA and the IRS are keeping their fully automatic weapons.
In the history of the world, the most evil comes when only criminals and government have guns.
If selling secrets to foreign powers was illegal, Hillery Clinton would be in prison a long time ago...
Our government is declaring itself null and void.
This law will go away when it turns out to affect minority students disproportionately.
A lefist president would had signed legislation to ban bumpstocks given an incident like Las Vegas. Fiurthermore the law would have contained other goodies.
Putting red flag authority into the hands of non-elected, communist maggots is the best reason so far to kill every red flag law in the USA.
So.. some infringement is ok as long as the gop has blessed it. The point is the bumpstock ban didn’t stop criminals from murdering and neither will any other law.
Meanwhile, how comfortable are you with NOA,the IRS and dept of ed having fully automatic weapons.
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